HSE Issues Safety Alert to Prevent Unauthorised Access to Site During Summer Holidays

As the school summer holidays are now upon us, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a Safety Alert to remind contractors, and those in control of construction work involving scaffolding and ladders, of the need to assess sites and ensure measures are in place to prevent the public, and especially children from climbing scaffolds and ladders.

Falls from height from scaffolding or incomplete buildings following unauthorised access by the public frequently involve children and can sadly result in major and sometimes fatal injuries.

Contractors are reminded to secure all access points to sites using perimeter and local fencing and to remove ladders out of working hours or secure them using a suitable ladder guard to make them unclimbable.

See the HSE page for further information.

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