The construction industry is one of the most dangerous sectors to work in, and therefore one where strict adherence to health and safety standards is critical.
When operating heavy machinery and handling hazardous materials, workers should be able to carry out their tasks with peace of mind. It’s the responsibility of the employer to ensure the health and safety of their workforce and to effectively communicate health and safety best practice throughout their company.
What do employers need to do?
There are a lot of considerations within the construction industry that make it a potentially dangerous place to work, including heights, moving objects and more. Employers should be diligently recording health and safety issues, as well as provide adequate worker training to ensure mistakes can’t be made.
So why this report?
It’s a legal requirement for a construction company to keep and maintain a record of all health and safety personnel matters within the business. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 was put in place to help protect construction workers, especially considering the often dangerous environments they must operate in.
Following recent, worrying HSE figures that state construction as one of the sectors that accounts for the largest share of fatal workplace injuries, we conducted a study. Polling 2,000 UK construction companies, we were able to get a clear image of the state of workplace safety standards across the industry.
Distressingly, our report found an incredible number of companies were seriously lacking in health and safety compliance, putting workers at risk across the industry. The report is designed to give an overview of the current state of health and safety compliance in the industry, as well as explore the reasons why the construction industry is failing to properly protect its workers.
What’s included in the report?
- How companies believe they might perform in an on-the-spot HSE site inspection
- How companies log their health and safety compliance matters
- The effect of administrative costs on health and safety recording procedures
- The scope of companies not currently meeting the expected standard of health and safety
Download the report
As well as the points mentioned above, our report also goes into detail regarding industry statistics and provides vital insight into how construction companies are being run, and the employers’ attitudes towards health and safety compliance.
Download the report for free today.