Site Safety Under New Scrutiny from HSE
1 September 2008
We understand that the relationship between Building Control Regulations and for health & safety and the Construction Design and Management Regulations has changed. The Building Control will be supporting the HSE on site inspections.
A joint inspection regime is being trialled by the HSE's Luton Office (which covers Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire and includes the Milton Keynes, Luton and Aylesbury areas). Building Inspectors will report and photograph dangerous working practices to the HSE as part of normal site visits.
Peter Galsworthy, the HSE's principal inspector in Luton, said the initiative will focus on high risk activities such as falls from height. The scheme will be rolled out nationally if successful.