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Safety drive for West Yorkshire businesses

1st October 2010 | Health and Safety Signs, Warning Signs

Posted by Nicole Stevens.

Businesses across West Yorkshire will be part of a two-week "hazard healthcheck" to ensure that their workers are protected by appropriate safety measures, such as health and safety signage.

Organised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local authorities, companies from the Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield areas of the country will be the focus of the push.

Starting next Monday, inspectors from the regulator and relevant councils will undertake on-site visits to see what health and safety measures enterprises have in place and to ensure legislation is being accurately followed.

"This targeted inspection campaign involves HSE and local councils working together to really make a difference. Companies will be given the support and advice they need to turn their workplaces into safer, healthier working environments for the benefit of their employees and members of the public," John Rowe, a principal inspector for the HSE, said.

He added that "enforcement action" would be taken at sites where safety breaches were obviously putting people in danger.

Twenty-four workers were fatally injured at work and 2,840 received major injuries in the Yorkshire and Humber region during 2008/09.ADNFCR-2754-ID-800093891-ADNFCR


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