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Yorkshire construction sites to be safety checked

4th September 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

Construction sites in Yorkshire are to undergo safety checks this month as part of a new initiative.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will visit sites across the region in order to reduce death, injury and ill-health when working at height.

Inspectors from the organisation will look at premises across the region, starting in Bradford before moving to other locations in the west, north and east of Yorkshire.

David Stewart, HSE's principal inspector for construction in the Yorkshire region , said: "Falling from height causes a significant number of deaths and major injuries. All too often straightforward practical precautions are not considered and workers are put needlessly at risk."

Mr Stewart emphasised that, in many cases, simple changes to working practices can make a key difference.

Peter O'Connell, policy manager at the Federation of Master Builders, is another expert who has underlined the message of health and safety, explaining that it is the "number one priority" for the construction industry.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801441711-ADNFCR


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