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Site managers lack safety awareness


I agree with John Fisher concerning 'the danger of construction'(NCE last week).

While teaching I have found that an awareness of health and safety legislation is seriously lacking in site managers, especially those in smaller, regional companies. This includes some senior managers responsible for demolition contracts.

The industry has lost many trained and experienced staff over the past decade and has looked to recruit graduates and promote suitable trade persons to meet demand. These people need to be informed of the health and safety risks (and penalties) that they are involved and not just the pressures of completing on time.

D John Morris,

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