Nearly a third of the construction sites visited across Somerset, Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire during a month-long inspection initiative failed health and safety checks.
HSE Chair looks beyond the fatal injury statistics
Figures published today show slight falls in a number of key areas of workplace ill-health and injury in Wales.
Figures published today show slight falls in a number of key areas of workplace ill-health and injury in Scotland.
Graeme Walker, Head of HSE’s Waste and Recycling Sector, said: “Waste and recycling remains one of Britain’s higher risk industries. It falls to everyone, working within the industry to help to ensure the number of people killed or seriously injured in this sector is reduced.”
The Chief Inspector of Construction at HSE, Philip White, said: “Year after year, construction continues to be one of the most dangerous sectors in British industry. Though the numbers are down in the long term, thousands of workers are being seriously injured or made unwell by their work.
Graeme Walker, Head of HSE’s Agriculture Sector, said: “It is generally accepted that agriculture is one of the most challenging sectors in which to work. Though Britain compares favourably with other countries in Europe on workplace health and safety, the latest figures for farming clearly illustrate that more work needs to be done.
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