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PARALYSED BUILDER TELLS HIS STORY AT SAFETY WORKSHOP

Effective construction health and safety not just about ticking boxes

A building worker who was paralysed in a site accident will be telling his story at an event aimed at helping builders get to grips with safety in construction.

Jason Anker, from Nottingham, was paralysed from the waist down when he fell off an unsecured ladder. John will stress to those attending the event why “health and safety is not just about ticking boxes”.

The event is organised by HSE and other members of the Working Well Together group will take place on Tuesday 3 July at Worcester County Cricket Club on New Road between 8.30am and 12 noon. To book a place contact Dee Welsh on 0121 607 6129 or dee.welsh@hse.gsi.gov.uk

Andy Wheeler, Chairman of the Hereford & Worcester Working Well Together Group, said:

“Work at height is the largest cause of fatal and major industry incidents in the construction industry, yet most of these incidents could be easily prevented.

By talking about his experiences Jason Anker demonstrates the real impact of health and safety and the importance of listening to safety messages. By attending this event, companies can find assistance and solutions to a variety of working at height scenarios.”

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