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Safer sites – HSE targeted inspection initiative September 2013

HSE Construction Inspectors will carry out a major inspection and enforcement  initiative targeting the refurbishment sector, from 2 to 27 September  2013.  This will build on the success of  similar interventions in the years 2006/07 to 2012/13.

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


What  inspectors look for

The September  2013 initiative will focus on the main causes of accidents and ill-health in  refurbishment, including:

falls  from height

site good  order

structural  stability


respirabile silica


HSE uses the  inspection initiatives to reinforce its message to the construction industry  that poor standards, particularly regarding the above issues, are unacceptable  and liable to result in HSE taking enforcement action.


To view the HSE notice please click here

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