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Safety of Bradford building sites under scrutiny
4:24pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
Health and Safety Executives are to clamp down on poor standards and unsafe working conditions on building sites around Yorkshire and the Humber this month, including Bradford.
Last year six deaths in the construction sector were recorded in the Yorkshire and Humber area.
The inspections are part of a national team making more than 2,000 unannouced visits to construction sites across the country.
Kirsty Hirst, principal inspector for construction, said: “Too many people die or suffer major injuries every year on construction sites in Yorkshire and the Humber as a result of entirely avoidable incidents.
“Often we find it is smaller companies working on refurbishment and repair work who are failing to protect their workers through a lack of awareness and poor control of risks.
“This initiative provides a chance to engage with these firms to help them understand what they need to do.”