The construction industry is one of Britain’s biggest and well established industries, but it remains as one of the most dangerous. The diverse nature of the field, combined with the huge number of people working in the sector is what makes the management of health and safety problematic.
Shockingly, in an average year, construction workers are six times more likely to be killed at work than most other workers (TUC) meaning that construction sites continue to be a common cause of serious injury.
Legislation is in place to prevent these levels of incidents from increasing. This means everyone must put safety first, from the managing director of a multinational construction company, right down to the latest apprentice to join the team.
Here are the top hazards they should be looking out for.