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CIVIL ENGINEERS REPORT IMPROVED SAFETY

CECA report accidents on member sites at all-time low

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Accident Statistics Survey has revealed that accidents on its members’ sites in 2008 were at an all-time low.

The survey, of CECA members’ safety performance in 2008, shows that the number of overall reportable accidents followed the same downward trend from the previous four years. The number of accidents involving members of the public in 2008 was a third of the 2007 level. 

Rosemary Beales, CECA Director, said: “For another year running, CECA members have proved they have a safety record far better than the RIDDOR assessed industry average.

Our members signed up to a 10% year on year reduction in the CECA Health and Safety Strategy and Action Plan in 2004. This is a measure of their commitment to the safety of everyone involved in the construction process, as well as to members of the public on or near sites.

Future improvements in safety performance will continue to be driven by this positive approach and though innovations in areas like behavioural safety“.

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