Over two million people work in Britain’s construction industry, making it the country’s biggest industry. It is also one of the most dangerous. In the last 25 years, over 2,800 people have died from injuries they received as a result of construction work. Many more have been injured or made ill (source: The Health and Safety Executive, November 2006).
BSI standards and publications specify requirements for health and safety regulations in the building industry, thereby helping to reduce the chances of your company adding to these figures.
These include codes of practice for operating and supervising personnel, requirements for the design of cranes, and guidelines for inspection, testing and examination.