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    REFURB ‘BLITZ’ SHOWS MIXED RESULTS

    Aberdeen refurb projects slated as Eastern Counties improve

    One in three construction sites was shut down by HSE and City of Aberdeen Council during a recent inspection initiative in Aberdeen. In additon, one workman had a lucky escape after surviving a 7m fall through a fragile roof.

    The visits were in support of the HSE Shattered Lives and Hidden Killer campaigns. Six Prohibition Notices – legal documents preventing unsafe activity from taking place – five for dangerous working at height, and one for poor site order were issued.

    HSE Principal Construction inspector Jim Skilling commented: “We were again disappointed at the standards of work we encountered during our recent inspections in Aberdeen. At one in three sites, we were sufficiently concerned about safety that we had to take formal legal action to stop work immediately.”

    Meanwhile, projects in Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk  received praise as Nicola Surrey, HSE Principal Inspector for Construction the Eastern Counties, said: “It is very encouraging to see health and safety standards rising. There were big improvements ….. and in most cases health and safety was being properly addressed.

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