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Management of health and safety in construction

IET factfile: Health and Safety - Management of health and safety in construction

A health and safety briefing provided by the IET.

Did you know that although only 5 per cent of UK employees are involved in construction, this sector is responsible for 31 per cent of all UK work-related fatalities? Immediate causes, for example, falls from height or electrocution may be readily identifiable, but the underlying causes of construction accidents generally arise from failures to manage, the risks existing on-site or inherent in construction processes, design failures, inadequately defined roles and responsibilities and, failures to coordinate various contractors on site?