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HSE to review construction sites across Cheshire
4:50pm Tuesday 5th March 2013 in News
A REVIEW of construction sites across Cheshire is being aimed at reducing death, injury and ill health.
Health and Safety Executive inspectors are making unannounced visits to sites in the county to check safety and welfare standards.
Action will be taken against those flouting regulations.
During 2011/12 41 workers were seriously injured while working in construction in Cheshire. Nationally there were 49 deaths and more than 2,800 major injuries.
Neil Jamieson, HSE principal inspector for construction in Cheshire, 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.
“In many cases, simple changes to working practices can make all the difference and can even save lives.
“Therefore if we find evidence that workers are being unnecessarily put at risk we will take strong action.”