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Site blitz to check toilets

21 Aug 15 A two-week safety blitz of construction sites in Northern Ireland starts on Monday 24th August 2015.

Inspectors from the Health & Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) will make unannounced site visits to tackle risks facing construction workers.

In particular, they will be checking on dust control, asbestos management, working at height and washroom facilities.

HSENI construction chief Nancy Henry said: “Construction remains one of the more dangerous industries and some companies still show a poor attitude to the health and safety of their workers. This attitude can lead to injury, ill health and can cost people’s lives. The simple and effective measures to control these risks are well known but not always implemented.”

She added: “This year part of the initiative will aim to drive an improvement in the standard of toilets on sites. Inspectors will be checking that toilets are clean and working, have soap and towels, and that there are washbasins with hot and cold running water.”

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