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Quarter of London construction sites unsuccessful in safety inspections

5th April 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

One in four of the construction sites visited in London in a recent initiative failed health and safety checks.

This is according to new figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which visited over 400 sites as part of a new clampdown to reduce death, injury and ill health.

Overall, a total of 93 of the 401 sites were unable to meet the minimum legal standards for health and safety, with some activities deemed dangerous enough to warrant immediate prohibition.

Andy Beal, a Principal Inspector for Construction in London, who co-ordinated the construction initiative, said: "Failures to properly protect workers during construction activities at height, inadequate site management, exposure to dangerous types of dust and inadequate washing facilities were among the dangers and low standards we found on some sites."

Mr Beal explained that the whole purpose of the spot checks is to "raise awareness" of the dangers of construction and lower the number of deaths and injuries.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801567115-ADNFCR


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