Construction sites across Yorkshire will be targeted by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors in September as part of a crackdown on reducing death and injuries when working at height.
The crackdown is in response to the continued loss of life and serious injury caused by working at height. In 2011/12, 49 workers died on construction sites across the UK, with falls from height being a major cause.
Yorkshire has been targeted by the HSE after it has prosecuted several construction companies in the past few months following incidents where workers were injured.
Inspectors will begin in Bradford before moving onto other locations in West, North and East Yorkshire. The inspections target any type of work carried out at height, focussing on external parts of buildings.