Safety call to Bradford district's firms over fatalities and injuries (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Safety call to Bradford district's firms over fatalities and injuries
6:23pm Monday 22nd October 2012 in News
Workplace injury experts are calling on construction firms in Bradford to make health and safety a top priority on building sites after a spate of inspections raised serious concerns about standards.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) carried out a series of construction site inspections in South and West Yorkshire, Scotland and the North-East, which was in response to workplace fatalities and serious injury as a result of falls from height.
A total of 61 sites were inspected across the Bradford area, with work being stopped on six sites in the district and three prohibition notices being served.
David Urpeth, head of workplace injury at Irwin Mitchell, said: “In so many of our cases, we see how even the most simple measures could have prevented very serious and fatal accidents from occurring. We hope the construction industry in the Bradford area can learn lessons from these findings to ensure that the concerns raised in these inspections are addressed.”