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HSE Launches Crackdown on Dangerous Construction Sites

HSE inspectors are to launch an intensive inspection initiative aimed at stopping dangerous practices on building sites across Great Britain.


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) wants to raise awareness of construction site risks and prevent unnecessary injuries and deaths.


Construction is one of Britain's most dangerous industries. During 2008/09, 53 workers died and 11 264 were injured, across Great Britain, while working in construction.


The inspection initiative - starting on 1 March 2010 - will focus on refurbishment or roofing work. Inspectors will make unannounced visits to ensure that sites are managing work at height safely and are in good order.

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March 2010