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Building sites set for HSE inspections, safety boots users told

A number of UK construction site operators may see their workplaces inspected in the near future, as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) seeks to ensure that good safety measures are in place.

In a development that might encourage firms to maintain their focus on personal protective equipment (PPE) like safety boots, a variety of roofing and refurbishment sites are notably set to be targeted.

Chief inspector of construction at the HSE Philip White suggests that straightforward practices can be adopted to improve health and safety.

He commented: 'While some sectors of the industry have made real improvements in recent years, we are really concerned about standards in the refurbishment sector, particularly on small projects.'

The HSE has highlighted that more than 11,200 people suffered injuries while working in the construction sector during the 2008/09 period.

Meanwhile, the organisation also recently confirmed that it is to stage a forestry safety event in Aberdeenshire's Bin Forest later in March.

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