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Firms working in the construction industry across the Midlands have been invited to a health and safety seminar that will look at upcoming regulation changes affecting the sector.

The seminar, which is free to attend, will also look at other challenges affecting construction now and in the future.

Titled ‘Looking Back, Moving Forward’, the event will take place at the Barclaycard Arena, (formerly the National Indoor Arena) in Birmingham this month. It is being timed to coincide with two notable anniversaries.

Firstly, it will mark the 60th anniversary of the construction arm of the Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association. It will also commemorate the Health and Safety at Work Act's 40th anniversary.

An exhibition will also accompany the seminar, hosted in partnership with the Working Well Together group.

As well as also looking at challenges in the construction sector, it will look into the latest innovations in the industry. It will also have an emphasis on improving the health and safety of all workers, through everything from safety equipment devices to workwear.

Any size of company in the building industry can attend the event, including self-employed workers, traders and customers.

Explaining how construction workers are at a much greater risk of being killed compared to those in other industries in the UK, the principal inspector for the Health and Safety Executive, Tony Mitchell, said:

“This event will provide an opportunity to find out about changes to construction regulations and what practical measures need to be put in place to keep people safe.”

The event takes place on 22nd April from 8.30am to 3pm.

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