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HSE Refurbishment Inspection Initiative

HSE Construction inspectors will be carrying out an intensive inspection initiative during February and March 2012.  These inspections will focus on the refurbishment/building site risks that make construction one of Britain's most dangerous industries - working at height safely, good order on site, and the risks associated with the removal of asbestos.
  • Falls from height remains one of the most common causes of fatalities and major injuries in the construction industry, with more than five incidents every day.
  • 54% of the workers who have died in construction over the last few years were doing refurbishment, repair and maintenance jobs.
HSE will not hesitate to take action if we find poor practice that is putting the lives of workers and the public at risk.
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