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Firms urged to improve skills as a health and safety test prepares for launch

20th March 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

A new Health, Safety and Environment Test will highlight areas that businesses need to improve in.

The initiative is being launched on April 2nd by CITB-ConstructionSkills and hopes to promote the benefits of upskilling and working with a safe group of employees.

Kevin Fear, head of health and safety strategy at the organisation, said: "Whilst construction workers need good awareness of the health, safety and environmental issues that affect construction sites, further improvements to the industry’s accident record will only be made once we have workers responding appropriately to the conditions that they will find on site."

According to the Health and Safety Executive 171 employees were killed at work between 2010 and 2011, while 26.4 million days were lost to work-related illness and injury.

The new test will include a refreshed and updated question bank with a focus on new universal hazard symbols and warning signs, knowledge questions on the environment and behavioural case studies.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801321920-ADNFCR


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