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HSE launches safety consultation on construction sites

20th February 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a consultation to improve standards in construction sites.

Over a month-long period, the organisation will visit sites where refurbishments or repair works are taking place, with inspectors making unannounced visits to construction sites to ensure they are managing high-risk activities.

Philip White, HSE chief inspector of construction, said: "Death and injury continue to result from avoidable incidents and it is largely those engaged in refurbishment and repair work who are failing to step up to the mark. "

Mr White went on to say that simple changes to working practices can make a key difference and help to save lives in the industry.

The HSE strives to improve the safety of workplaces and recently banned the use of elemental copper as a biocide.

A review by the European Union determined that it will be illegal to market the material, or use it as a biocide in water treatment systems.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801543346-ADNFCR


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