Construction health and safety will be more important after recession
Posted by Jason Nicholls
Health and safety policies will be even more important to the construction industry after it recovers from the recession, it has been claimed.
Peter O'Connell, policy manager at the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), believes that firms which are considering cutting corners on safety should look at the accident statistics.
Mr O'Connell explained that companies can make efficiency savings, but they should not lower their health and safety standards to do so.
"We still continue to press the message about health and safety being important. This will be particularly important when the industry starts to emerge from the recession," he continued.
Mr O'Connell noted that new and expanding companies often struggle to manage the risks associated with their work.
His comments come after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced that it would be carrying out safety checks on several Yorkshire sites.
The work is part of an initiative that aims to reduce the injuries caused by working from height.
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