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CONSTRUCTION SAFETY IN SCOTLAND

Key players turnout to construction H&S conference in Scotland

A conference organised by the Scottish Construction Forum (SCF) and HSE gave delegates the opportunity to learn how their firms can contribute to the success of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The “Aiming High – Landing Safely” event highlighted health and safety best practice in the run up to the London 2012 Olympics and how the lessons learned will help raise the bar for the Glasgow 2014 Games and beyond. The event also reminded firms of the wider health and safety issues that affect the construction industry.

Stephen Williams HSE Construction Chief told delegates: “It is important to ensure that health and safety and training initiatives are not discarded as a short term reaction to economic pressure. This is the time companies should be investing in health and safety, because those who do place value on good health and safety practices will reap the benefits.”

Archie Ferguson Chair of the Scottish Construction Forum commented: “I am absolutely delighted at the calibre of speakers we have had today and at the wealth of information which has been provided to key members of the construction industry in Scotland.”

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