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Blitz on unsafe construction sites in Dorset
3:30pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 in News
UNSAFE practices on construction sites in Dorset are to be targeted as part of a national initiative aimed at reducing death, injury and ill health.
To support a month-long drive to improve standards in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries, inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will make unannounced visits to smaller sites in the county between now and mid-March where refurbishment or repair works are taking place.
During 2011/12 there were 32 people seriously injured while working in construction in Dorset.
HSE Principal Inspector for the Devon, Cornwall and Dorset Construction Division Joanna Teasdale said: “Death and injury continue to result from avoidable incidents and it is largely those engaged in refurbishment and repair work who are failing to step up to the mark.
For information see hse.gov.uk