HSE & BCA sign new agreement to improve Health and Safety on construction sites

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Building Control Alliance (BCA) have signed an agreement in a bid to work more closely to improve health and safety standards in the construction industry.

The agreement sets out how the HSE and building control professionals will work together to provide health and safety advice to the construction industry, but clearly distinguishes their separate regulatory roles and responsibilities.

Building Control professionals regularly visit sites and are in an excellent position to promote good health and safety practice to duty holders.

Construction is one of Britain’s most dangerous industries. Over the last 25 years, 2800 construction workers have died. Despite a welcome reduction in construction fatal accidents in recent years, a large number of construction workers still die or suffer major injury or serious ill health as a result of their work.

The document can be accessed here: BCA-HSE-Signed-Agreement

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Posted in acai, approved inspectors, bca, Health & Safety, News, October 6th, 2010

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