One in five building sites unsafe

Posted: 10th April 2012

ConstructionAccording to a recent article in Workplace Law, a safety inspection blitz in Merseyside and Cheshire revealed that one in five building sites was unsafe, with half of the unsafe sites breaching safety laws applying to working at height.
Contractors are reminded that they are normally responsible for the health and safety of everyone on their site and the penalties that can apply in the case of an industrial accident are severe, let alone the likelihood of having to settle a substantial personal injury claim for any injury suffered.
For guidance on the health and safety regulations applicable to the construction industry see the HSE website. For advice on your legal obligations, contact us.