Health as well as safety’ is the message during this year’s Construction Initiative as poor standards and unsafe practices on Britain’s building sites are targeted during a nationwide drive aimed at reducing ill health, death and injury in the industry.
From 22 September until 17 October, HSE Construction Inspectors will carry out unannounced visits to sites where refurbishment projects or repair works are underway.
This is the ninth annual Initiative and building on previous campaigns, HSE Inspectors will ensure high-risk activities particularly those affecting the health of workers, are being properly managed.
What the initiative does
The main aims of the initiative are:
- to achieve an improvement in industry standards, in particular at small sites
- to increase awareness of HSE’s expectations of the industry
- to demonstrate that HSE will use the enforcement tools at its disposal to prevent immediate risk and bring about sustained improvements