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HSE Inspections Announced.
HSE have announced a new phase of Inspection Campaign’s, on 26th September the HSE told the waste and recycling industry to clean up. They are being told they must pay closer attention to how they manage workplace risk or face serious penalties.
The Health and Safety Executive’s programme of proactive HSE inspections will review health and safety standards in waste and recycling businesses across the country, and the industry is being warned that unannounced inspections will begin next week.
The visits come as HSE releases its sector plans which pinpoint the waste and recycling industry as a priority sector.
Here’s a link to the full article on the HSE Website.
HSE Inspections – Construction Industry
This was closely followed by the HSE announcement on 2 October, that they were launching the second phase of construction inspection campaign.
Construction projects across Britain are being urged to act now to ensure the health and safety of their workers is protected as the second phase of a targeted inspection initiative gets underway today.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says 43 workers were fatally injured in 2015/16, and an estimated ten times that number died from construction related ill-health, with a further 65,000 self-reported non-fatal injuries.
HSE is now asking every construction contractor, client and designer to ensure they are not adding to this unacceptable toll of harm by failing to manage well-known risks.
In addition to things such as falls from height, the campaign will focus on control of harmful dusts including respirable silica from concrete, brick and stone, asbestos and wood dust, as well as work at height, structural safety, materials handling, good order and welfare provision.
HSE points to the mis-conception that health issues cannot be controlled in construction. It says harmful dust, whether silica or wood, is a serious issue and can be managed effectively with the right design, equipment and training. Health effects may not be immediate, but the ultimate impact on workers and their families can be devastating.
HSE carried out over 2000 inspections during the first phase of the initiative earlier this year with action being taken to address these issues in almost half of visits.
HSE’s Chief Inspector of Construction and Director of Construction Division Peter Baker commented: “In phase 1 of this campaign HSE’s inspectors found lots of good examples of small sites working safely and protecting workers health from exposure to harmful dusts, proving it can be done. My message to smaller businesses is don’t wait for an accident or a visit from an HSE inspector – learn from the success of others and act now.
“Nearly half of construction fatal accidents and injuries reported to HSE involved refurbishment work.
“Some small refurbishment sites continue to cut corners and not properly protect their workers resulting in an unacceptable number of deaths and injuries each year.”
At Kentra Training we are able to provide a wide range of courses to both the Waste and Recycling, and the Construction industry – course syllabuses are available by clicking on the relevant courses on the left, or the highlighted sections in this article will take you to the relevant pages.
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