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SAFETY TRAINING FOR WEST OF SCOTLAND CONTRACTORS

Working Well Together provides free event in Dumfries and Galloway

Contractors can secure “potentially lifesaving advice” at a free half-day event aimed at preventing injury and ill health on site. HSE Construction Inspectors and leading members of the construction industry are teaming up to offer practical tips and guidance on how to manage key risks.

The half-day event on Thursday, 25 October is part of the UK-wide ‘Working Well Together’ campaign and is aimed at small to medium-sized companies, contractors and self employed construction workers. For more information and to reserve a place contact Allan Mulholland at allan.mulholland@hse.gsi.gov.uk or call 0141 275 3062.

The event will be held in Dumfries and cover higher risk activities – such as working at height, stone cutting and the hazardous dust it creates, mechanical handling and welfare – as well as information on the risks from asbestos and the steps that can be taken to prevent exposure.

HSE Principal Inspector Iain Brodie said:

“It is through events like this that HSE is working with the industry to help rid construction of its reputation as one of Scotland’s most dangerous industries.

This free event will give practical advice from those in the industry and include the most up to date thinking on how to work safely in this sector. It will provide essential information and advice that could save lives, so if you have a small building, construction or contracting company or if you are self-employed I urge you to attend.”

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