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Health and Safety

The construction industry employs over 2 million people making it Britain's largest industry. It is also responsible for one third of work-related fatalities. In the last 25 years, over 2,800 people working within the construction industry have died and many more have been injured or developed illness.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) produces, promotes and enforces health and safety within the construction industry.

Are you involved in building work on existing homes? (44.4 KB) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.

Builder infonet - July 2007 (685 KB) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.