Builders urged to think ‘health’ as well as ‘safety’
A two-week blitz by HSE inspectors found a third of building sites were not treating danger to the health and welfare of workers seriously.
Of the 560 sites visited, 85 enforcement notices were issued. Plus, provisional figures showed 239 health-related notices of contravention were served at 201 of the sites, prompting a Fee for Intervention bill for the perpetrators.
Dangerous working conditions on certain construction sites saw inspectors stop the workforce on 13 occasions and 107 separate improvement notices were issued requiring remedial action be taken on working conditions by a specific date.