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New health and safety agreement for construction industry

20th September 2010 | Health and Safety Signs, Construction Signs

Posted by Nicole Stevens.

A new agreement aimed at driving safety standards, such as the use of health and safety signage and construction signs in the building industry, has been signed.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has partnered with the Building Control Alliance (BCA) to encourage more cooperation between the regulator and construction leaders, which will see them working together to offer health and safety advice to the industry.

Professionals responsible for compliance with building regulations, in both the public and private sectors, are represented by the BCA. They regularly inspect building sites so are thus well-positioned to promote good practice.

"This agreement clearly sets out how HSE and BCA members can work more closely together. It is a further example of how everyone involved in the construction industry can spread the health and safety message, especially to the hard to reach small sites where the majority of fatal accidents take place," Philip White, HSE's chief inspector of construction, said.

According to the HSE, 2,800 construction workers in the UK have died over the last 25 years.


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