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32 projects halted by HSE over lack of safety barriers


Missing safety barriers, poor edge protection and other concerns about working at height led the HSE to halt work at 32 sites in Bradford, the north-east and Scotland during the first three weeks of September.
In three separate regional reports, the HSE has highlighted the importance of complying with the rules relating to edge protection and safety barriers on scaffold rigs and other elevated workplaces.
Bradford alone saw three construction projects halted due to worries about working at height, along with a further three that were stopped for other concerns.
In the north-east, 14 prohibition notices were served because the proper precautions had not been taken, with a further 15 served in Scotland.
This was out of a total of 61 sites inspected in West and South Yorkshire, 69 in the north-east and 78 in Scotland.
Jeanette Reuben, HSE’s head of unit (construction) for Scotland, Yorkshire and the north-east, says: “”Straightforward practical precautions are well-known in the industry.
“”Safe access equipment is readily available for purchase or hire and there is no excuse for workers, and the self-employed, to put themselves in a position of danger when working at height.