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    REGULATOR PARTNERSHIPS TARGET KEY RISKS

    HSE and Local Authorities work together on falls and asbestos risks

    A large industrial estate is to be targeted by H&S regulators as part of a new initiative to tackle three of the most serious  workplace hazards.

    HSE and Wyre Borough Council will visit businesses and provide information on falls from height, asbestos and workplace transport.

    Steven Smith, HSE’s Principal Inspector for Lancashire, said: “We hope our joint visit in partnership with the council will help to prevent serious injuries and ill health in the future.”

    Malcolm Reece, Health, Safety and Licensing Manager for Wyre Borough Council, said: “Next week’s visit should prove invaluable to the many businesses on Red Marsh. It will encourage them to look again at established working practices that might not be as safe as they imagine.”

    Comment: Partnership working between HSE and Local Authority regulators is increasing and being extended to construction refurbishment work. The aim is to reach smaller clients, designers and contractors involved with building and refurbishment projects where a significant proportion of fatal and other injuries are occuring. This type of approach is likely to become much more widespread in the coming months. 

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