Enforcement notices served to Lincolnshire construction sites
A number of construction sites in Lincolnshire have failed recent safety inspections, resulting in enforcement notices being served by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Five of the nine sites visited were found to be lacking in terms of health and safety, with the bulk of the problems caused by unsafe work being conducted by staff at height.
Failing to display the right safety signs is another area that could be being neglected, with companies having the legal responsibilities to protect the lives of employees.
Meanwhile, one of the sites is still under investigation and may end up being prosecuted.
The latest figures from the HSE highlight that in Lincolnshire last year, 113 serious injuries occurred on construction sites.
Richard Lockwood, the HSE's principal inspector of construction for the east Midlands, said: "It simply isn't worth taking risks to try and save money.
"The HSE will not tolerate poor health and safety standards on construction sites and we will continue to make unannounced visits and take enforcement action when necessary, until the message gets across."
During March a quarter of all the construction sites visited by the HSE failed safety checks.
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