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Almost Half of All Construction Sites Fail Health and Safety Spot-checks

The HSE is urging the entire construction industry to enforce basic health and safety precautions at their workplaces after a month-long site inspection initiative ending in October 2014 found 40 per cent of construction employers fail to properly protect their workers.

Almost half of the 1,748 repair and refurbishment sites visited by HSE inspectors exhibited unacceptable conditions and dangerous practices— twenty per cent of the sites exhibited such an abysmal lack of health and safety policies that the HSE initiated formal enforcement action including fines and possible prosecutions.

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Ben Sisson
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