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Welsh building sites raise health and safety concerns

12th November 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Nicole Stevens

Almost one in three Welsh construction sites have been found to carry out dangerous practices, according to a report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The HSE visited 127 sites in September and found concerning issues with 40 of them. The sites had previously been inspected in April, but were found not to have improved at all.

The 40 construction sites, making up 31 per cent of all those in Wales, were found to have failed to meet basic standards.

The basic health and safety standards in the UK include performing risk assessments, putting up appropriate health and safety signage and setting up emergency procedures.

There have been four deaths on Welsh construction sites this year already, which is especially concerning considering there was only one last year.

With construction safety improving as a whole across the UK, it is worrying to see safety procedures being ignored in such a large proportion of Wales.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801659558-ADNFCR


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