Health and safety fines could skyrocket

31 Jan 2017

BLM partner and head of health and safety at BLM, Helen Devery has spoken to Construction Manager magazine about the new tougher sentencing for health and safety breaches and how they are starting to bite as they hit companies across the board.

Helen has highlighted that construction firms have incurred fines totalling over £12.6m between February and December last year, yet awareness of the new guidelines still remains few and far between.

"All construction companies, big or small, must recognise that the causes of deaths and injuries have remained generally the same so health and safety has to continue to be a key priority for senior management and across the wider business. Risks should be assessed carefully on each project and effective training undertaken."

To read Helen's full interview please click here to be redirected to the Construction Manager website.

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