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Results of Construction Division intensive inspection initiative - March 2010

What did we do in March 2010?

What did we find?

HSE inspections again identified significant amounts of poor practice across Great Britain. This time one in four sites, and one in five contractors, were considered to be working so far below the acceptable standard that HSE inspectors felt it necessary to use their powers to serve enforcement notices to immediately stop the work or activity on site (PN), or to require improvements to be made within a specified timescale (IN).

Working at height remains the biggest single cause of serious and fatal injuries on construction sites, yet despite this, on average, approximately one in six of the sites inspected demonstrated significant failings in this area requiring service of an immediate PN.

Updated 2011-04-04