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    HSE PRIORITIES FOR CONSTRUCTION SECTOR 2013-14

    Fragile materials, dust control and RPE fitting likely move up agenda 

    The current HSE plan (2012/13) for construction industry regulation is part of a 3 year plan.

    The 2012/13 plan targets asbestos; small sites/projects; refurbishment and major projects/large contractors and clients with the following risks and issues considered during site visits:

    1. Key generic risks work at height; asbestos; welfare facilities; good order and respiratory risks;
    2. Leadership – how effective directors and senior management are at leading health and safety;
    3. Health risks – raising awareness and promoting knowledge of health risks in construction;
    4. Worker involvement – encouraging effective worker involvement, so every worker plays an active role;
    5. Contractor Competence – emphasis on the competence of organisations and individuals; and
    6. Temporary Works – managing temporary works through adequate management arrangements.
     
    Likely developments for 2013-14

    A new annual HSE plan for construction will be published in the coming months covering the period April 2013 – April 2014. Major changes are not expected although added priority is likely to be placed on:

    Full and precise details should be available later this year.

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