HSE is undertaking its annual refurbishment initiative between 14 September and 9 October 2015.
During this period, inspectors will be targeting visits to sites where refurbishment work is being carried out, focussing on the main causes of accidents and ill-health in this high risk sector. These include
- work at height
- site good order
- exposure to carcinogens such as silica and asbestos
- manual handling
- exposure to other hazardous substances
For more information please see http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/national-company-calls-on-the-construction-industry-to-learn-from-their-mistakes-during-hses-refurbishment-initiative/?ebul=gd-cons/sept15&cr=1