A health and safety event arranged by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the construction industry’s campaign Working Well Together has been organised to targetsmall and medium sized construction companies in the Aberdeen area this month.
The aim is to raise awareness of health and safety practices in the construction industry and offer practical advice.
The event is free and will involve practical demonstrations effecting the ground works stage including, trench work, loading and unloading plant machinery, and working in confined areas.
The HSE Inspector, Isabelle Martin stated “Incidents at the ground works phase, for example trench collapses, can often be fatal, so it is vital that managers and company owners understand how to reduce risks on their sites.”
“This free event will provide essential information and advice that could help save lives, so I urge local construction businesses to attend”
Following this event the HSE will be performing random health and safety checks on construction sites in the area beginning 22nd September. Areas of concern will cover the welfare of workers, exposure to harmful dusts such as silica and asbestos.
Additionally, an awareness event will be held in the Engineering Lecture Theatre of Scotland’s Rural College’s Cruickshanks Building on the Craibstone Estate, Bucksburn, Aberdeen AB21 9TR on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 . Registration opens at 09.15 with introduction at 10.00 and then the rolling programme of demonstrations begins, followed by lunch at 12.45pm.