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Construction sites must not risk peoples safetyPosted on 19/03/2010

Construction sites must not risk peoples safety

The safety of people working on construction sites should not be compromised, it has been said.

According to the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) Polly Tomlinson, money must not be put before good health and safety practices.

'Hundreds of construction workers are seriously injured every year because companies don't treat the safety of their employees as a priority,' Ms Tomlinson, who acts as the organisation's Greater Manchester principal inspector for construction, commented.

Meanwhile, north-west firms might be also be encouraged to make greater use of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as safety boots, following a series of construction site inspections which recently took place in the Greater Manchester region.

The HSE has revealed that of those sites that were assessed, 42 were provided with enforcement notices.

When it comes to PPE, MARTOR UK recently announced that it is making safety gloves available to those who use knives as part of their employment.

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