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Safety net

Safety - Site blitzes

The acronym FaTaL stands for falls, transport and lifting.

These three operations account for over 70% of all fatal construction injuries on site, says the Health & Safety Executive. Last year there were 72 construction deaths, of which 36 were caused by falls from height, 10 were transport-related, and six were lifting-related.

The UK-wide blitz began on 7 June and ran until 25 June (NCE 10 June). All the information collected during the blitz will be analysed back at the Luton office to gauge what kinds of safety breaches are associated with which construction activities. As a former accountant Macritchie is looking forward to working with the numbers.

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