Refurbishment Inspection Initiative runs from 18 February to 15 March. HSE Construction inspectors are carrying out an intensive inspection initiative during February and March 2013.
Focusing on the refurbishment/building site risks that make construction one of Britain's most dangerous industries. Inspectors will be targetting high risk activity, such as working at height and risks associated with the removal of asbestos. They will also check for general good order on site, assess welfare facilities and whether suitable PPE, such as head protection, is being worn.
Falls from height remain one of the most common causes of fatalities and major injuries in the construction industry, with more than five incidents every day. 54% of the workers who have died in construction over the last few years were doing refurbishment, repair and maintenance jobs.
HSE will not hesitate to take action if we find poor practice that is putting the lives of workers and the public at risk