An event taking place in Scotland today (May 27th) is helping to raise awareness of dangers in the construction industry and prevent accidents at work.
The symposium, hosted by Grampian Occupational Safety and Health Building Interest Group (GOSH) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), is taking place at the half-day seminar at the Britannia Hotel, Bucksburn, Aberdeen.
It is aimed at small to medium-sized companies and will have specific issues such as how to carry out refurbishment work without the risk of personal injury.
Topics will include structural stability, fire risk assessment and enforcement and health hazards including asbestos and silica dusts.
Safety figures show 75 per cent of all people killed or injured on building sites worked for companies employing fewer than 15 people, and the HSE and GOSH will attempt to dispel myths about the sector while highlighting real dangers posed by accidents at work.
Posted by Trevor Baker