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    HSE AWARENESS EVENT FOR SCOTTISH BUILDERS

    Aberdeen event to provide practical advice on reducing construction risks

    Small to medium sized construction companies are being invited to the half-day event at Gordon Barracks, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen on 30 June (08:30am -12:15pm).

    Latest injury statistics show that 75% of workers killed or injured on building sites worked for companies employing fewer than 15 people.

    The free event orgnaised by HSE and the Working Well Together campaign aims to help ensure workers are not put at risk when on construction sites, particularly during the ground works phase.

    There will be a rolling programme of practical demonstrations on:

    For more information and bookings please contact Tracy Forbes at tracy.forbes@hse.gsi.gov.uk or on 01224 252 609.

    HSE Principal Inspector, John Blackburn, Construction Division, Scotland, who will be attending, said: “accidents at the ground works phase, in particular trench collapses, are often serious and can be fatal, so it is vital that managers and company owners understand how to reduce risks on their sites.

    “This free event will provide essential information and advice that could help save lives, so I urge local construction businesses to attend.”

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