‘Real progress’ in buildings sector praised by the HSE


first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has acknowledged ‘real progress’ bythe construction sector in meeting a series of action plans designed to improvestaff protection through training. Kevin Myers, chief inspector of construction at the HSE, presenting hissecond report to Health and Safety Minister Nick Brown, said: “There isevidence of real progress in delivering the action plans. The drive towards afully-qualified workforce is producing some real changes. We are beginning tosee benefits that challenge the perception that a highly-mobile workforcecannot really be trained and competent in health and safety.” The report covers the period from December 2001 to November 2002, focusing onthe industry’s progress in introducing action plans agreed at the constructionsummit in 2001. The industry set a number of targets to improve the safety record in thesector. These included a reduction in fatalities and major injuries by 40 per cent by2005 (66 per cent by 2010), and a reduction in work-related ill health by 20per cent by 2005 (50 per cent by 2010). ‘Real progress’ in buildings sector praised by the HSEOn 14 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img