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Construction industry can still improve on health and safety

The UK is now a world leader in health and safety, according to Philip White, the Health & Safety Executive’s Chief Inspector of Construction.

In the Construction Plant Hire Association’s (CPA’s) own website report on their 2014 conference, Philip White comments:
“It is now 40 years since the Health & Safety At Work Act came into force and construction has come a very long way in the last 15 years.

“We want to continue the close working relationship that we have with the CPA and the Strategic Forum for Construction Plant Safety.”

While there have been huge steps forward in terms of safety, eight of the 23 fatalities on UK construction sites recorded (by Autumn 2014) were plant related, so there is always room for improvement. With that in mind, the HSE released new Construction, Design and Management Regulations this April 

Health and safety IPAF training and PASMA training from Mr Plant Hire

“Those using plant hire should check that their procedures conform to the new regulations and ensure their health and safety training is up to date”, comments David Elsdon, Managing Director of London- area construction equipment hire company, Mr Plant Hire.

“In line with the  new industry health and safety focus, we have seen the demand for our IPAF training and PASMA training increase so that we are now running at least four courses a week to accommodate it,” ends Elsdon.

Contact Mr Plant Hire now for further details about their comprehensive UK plant hire range or training courses.

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