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    ‘NEW’ HSE CONSTRUCTION INSPECTORS

    Regulator to recruit front line Construction Inspectors 

    HSE is advertising vacancies for Inspectors of Health and Safety (Construction). Successful applicants will carry out front line work supporting existing inspectors by construction ‘site visits to assess whether contractors are doing everything necessary to protect the health and safety of both workers and members of the public’. The regulator is looking for those with a background and knowledge of both the construction industry and CDM 2007.

    Appointees will focus on inspection of smaller/refurbishment projects where standards are found to be poor. It appears that their enforcement role will be in support of existing fully qualified inspectors. A two year fixed term contract is available in London/SE, Manchester, Midlands and Scotland and there may be opportunities for longer term positions after the two year contract expires. It is not stated how may posts are available. The closing date for applications is 26 January 2009.

    Comment: This looks like a quick fix to meet the demand for more HSE resource on the front-line of construction site inspection. The focus is on inspection rather than investigation and on smaller rather than larger projects. The development is not new but is a return to arrangements in the late late 1960’s and 1970’s when HSE recruited direct from the construction industry to a specific grade of inspector to inspect under the Construction Regulations 1966. Plus ςa change!

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  • 3 Responses to “‘NEW’ HSE CONSTRUCTION INSPECTORS”

    1. HSE RESPOND TO ‘ELF AND SAFETY’ CRITICS | PP Construction Safety News Desk Says:

      […] construction is said to be HSE’s “most highly resourced sector” and there are plans to recruit a cadre of ‘new’ Construction Inspectors in the coming […]

    2. HSE QUESTIONED ON CONSTRUCTION SAFETY | PP Construction Safety News Desk Says:

      […] The new construction inspectors have a construction industry background and wiil primarily carry out ”on-site inspection” but will be ”used in enforcement if that should prove necessary”.  The inspectors will be attached to operational units and be ”going out on inspection within a week or so of arriving”. […]

    3. CORONER HEARS OF LOFT CONVERSION FALL | PP Construction Safety News Desk Says:

      […] work for direct to homeowners undertaking extensions and repairs. HSE has recently recruited new inspectors with construction experience who will be focussing on work of this nature in the coming […]