Free Health and Safety Event
Nearly half of the workers killed in the construction industry during 2104/2015 were carrying out refurbishment work. This type of work also accounts for more than 50% of all the reported injuries in the industry.
In an effort to help reduce these numbers and ensure work is carried out safely, Site Safe Scotland’s Working Well Together campaign and North Lanarkshire Council are holding a free health and safety awareness event on Tuesday 14th February at Clyde Valley High School, Wishaw.
The half-day event is aimed at small to medium sized construction companies who are involved with refurbishment projects and will provide clear practical advice on how to address serious issues that can impact on both business and lives. During the event there will be a rolling programme of presentations, covering topics such as working at height and health issues including asbestos, manual handling and welfare.
HSE Principal Construction Inspector in Scotland, Isabelle Martin said: “Construction continues to be one of the most dangerous industries. Small sites account for the largest proportion of work- related deaths, with high levels of ill health and injuries each year. Over half of all reportable injuries occur during refurbishment work with a high number of deaths following falls through fragile surfaces every year. This free event will provide essential information and advice that could help save lives, so I urge construction businesses to attend.”
Further information on the event can be found on the Working Well Together website.