HSE target refurbishment works

28 January 2014

 

This resulted in:

  • 539 Prohibition Notices being served ordering dangerous practices to stop immediately.
  • 414 Improvement Notices being issued requiring standards to improve. The most common problems identified during site visits included:
  • Failing to protect workers whilst working at height.
  • Exposure to harmful dust.
  • Inadequate welfare facilities.

This HSE initiative forms part of a number of campaigns targeting small construction sites where, according to the HSE, 70% of fatal accidents occur and standards are often poor.

HSE inspections of small construction sites will continue in to 2014 and Citation strongly advise businesses to comply with their legal obligations under health and safety law. Business owners can do this by assessing risks, implementing safe systems of work, providing safe equipment and competent workers in order to minimise potential enforcement action or costs under the Fee for Intervention Scheme (FFI).

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