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A safe bet

Letters

I wrote to NCE in April concerning the deaths of three demolition workers in the partial collapse of a warehouse in Hull. I mentioned then that we must continue to make health and safety a priority in planning, design and construction.

We must also make it a priority in the education of all involved - at professional, operative and undergraduate level. Everyone is concerned about the waste of life in construction and everyone agrees that we are all part of the problem.

The opportunity to be involved as part of the solution is available on the afternoon of Monday 16 October in the Telford Theatre at One Great George Street. The Health & Safety Board is holding an afternoon meeting to allow a free discussion and debate on the Draft Revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP).

The revised text of the ACOP has been drafted by HSE under the guidance of the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC). The speakers will be from HSE, the H&S Board and CONIAC and copies of the consultative document document are available free at: http//www.hse.gov.uk/condocs/cd161.htm. Contact the Health & Safety Board Secretariat for more information.

John Fisher MBE, Chairman, Health & Safety Board JohnFisher@norwood75.freeserve.co.uk

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