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Construction firms have been urged by a major government body to provide workers with the correct protective workwear for jobs.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) made the call after a worker from a Herefordshire-based firm was seriously injured after suffering from a fall when working at height.

Speaking after the successful prosecution of the company, HSE principal inspector Tony Woodward said that companies should ensure that the right equipment and training is given to their staff.

'Many incidents could be avoided if companies ensured that they had thought through a safe way of tackling a job, provided all necessary protective equipment and ensured workers were fully trained and properly supervised,' he explained.

'Precautions that need to be taken to prevent falls are often simple and there is ample free guidance readily available to help companies take the right action.'

Mr Woodward's comments have come after the HSE announced that it is holding a number of inspections on farms in Yorkshire to check if agricultural workers are being provided with the right safety equipment for their jobs.

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