HSE Construction Inspection Initiative Finds Below Standard Construction Sites

The Health and Safety Executive’s Chief Inspector of Construction has called on the industry to act now and protect their workers, after 46 per cent of sites fell below standards during a recent inspection initiative.

HSE targeted small refurbishment sites during the month long drive, during which the HSE served 692 enforcement notices and 983 notifications of contravention for material breach of health and/or safety. In addition, inspectors had to deal with immediate risks, such as work at height, and instances where workers were being exposed to silica dust and asbestos.

Forbes Comment

It is concerning that work at height continues to be a key failure by companies. Employers must make sure work at height is properly planned, supervised and carried out by competent people. This includes using the right type of equipment for working at height.

In addition, employers have a duty under the Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM) 2015 to check and review their health and safety arrangements throughout the life of a project.

Sarah Wilkinson

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