A tradeshow taking place in the north-west today will help to raise awareness of the dangers faced by members of the construction industry and reduce accidents at work.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will visit a number of sites throughout the day in Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire, where inspectors and advisers will focus on the risks from untidy sites, working at height, manual handling, transport, asbestos and other dust-related diseases.
Wayne Crumpton, HSE’s principal inspector for construction in Merseyside and Cheshire, commented: "Good health and safety doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. It can be as simple as making sure building sites are kept clean and tidy, or avoiding working on roofs in bad weather."
He added that the roadshow will aim to raise awareness about the risks workers on construction sites face and the avoidable accidents at work which occur every day.
Meanwhile, building designer Peter Wallace of the Wallace Partnership, and principal contractor Jack Smith (Builders) Ltd were recently fined a total of GBP 7,000 after an accident work resulted in a worker breaking his leg.
Posted by Verity Taylor