The Construction Industry is a major employer in Northern Ireland but unfortunately has a poor accident record with 46 workers killed in accidents over the last 10 years. This figure is serious and action must be taken by everyone involved in the Industry. Management influence is essential but the workers can have a major impact on health and safety standards on site. This will require a change of behaviour. Workers should insist on proper health and safety. For example refuse to work at heights unless proper edge protection has been provided. This change of attitude can be a driver for good.
This was formerly GB’s ACoP and was approved for use in Northern Ireland. Although it has ceased to have effect in GB, and therefore no longer carries the status of an ACoP in Northern Ireland, HSENI considers this document to be valid guidance, and the standard to which the construction industry should perform, while the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 remain in operation.
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