Watch out – there’s an Inspector about!

Over the next month, construction sites across the country will be visited as part of an intensive inspection initiative aimed at reducing death and injury in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

During 2009/10, 42 workers died while working in construction, nationally, & nearly three quarters of these occurred during refurbishment, repair and maintenance activities; these will be the main focus of the latest inspections by the HSE.

On the unannounced visits – starting today – the inspectors will ensure that sites are managing work at height safely and that they are in good order, as well as checking that the risk of exposure to asbestos is being properly managed.

Last year inspectors visited 2014 sites and 2414 contractors. They were forced to issue more than 350 prohibition notices to stop dangerous work – much of it relating to working from height.

Be proactive – call Spectrum in today to help your business before you’re forced too!

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