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NORTH EAST REGIONAL SAFETY EVENT

Half-day free construction safety event for managers and workforce

On 8 April 2009  HSE teams up with North East regional organisations and safety groups to host a day dedicated to raising awareness of important construction health and safety issues. The half-day free event provides the option of attending a 2-hour series of presentations starting at either 9.30am or 1.30pm.  

Managers will hear how to motivate the workforce, demonstrate competence to clients under CDM 2007 and the impact of Corporate Manslaughter legislation. Presentations for operatives include asbestos awareness, safe working at height and reducing risks from manual handling.

Rob Hirst, HSE Construction Division Principal Inspector in the North East, said: “This event has been organised by the industry for the industry and is designed to raise awareness of key health and safety issues facing the construction industry and give practical advice on how to avoid risks on construction sites.”

Working Well Together in the North East has organised the event in partnership with HSE; Constructing Excellence North East; Institute of Occupational Safety & Health; North East CDM Support Group; Newcastle Construction Safety Group; North East SHE Partnership and the Teesside Safety Group. There will also be a free exhibition at the event.

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