Construction workers face a wide variety of dangers on site every day

Injured construction worker on the floor clutching his knee

Construction sites – the most dangerous workplace in Britain

With roughly 61,000 injuries on sites every year, construction is the most dangerous sector to work in. According to HSE fatality statistics, there were a total of 111 work-related deaths in 2019/20 – 40 of these were attributed to construction.

The top causes of construction fatalities are:

  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Handling, lifting or carrying
  • Falls from height
  • Struck by a moving object
Construction worker working alone

Health and safety in construction

Health and safety is a top priority for anyone working in the construction sector. Construction environments can be hazardous and regular risk assessments are standard protocol to reduce the risks to workers.

Lone working in construction could mean someone completing building work without a team, someone operating dangerous machinery alone or working out of earshot of others.

There will always be an increased level of risk for lone workers, which is why extra measures must be put in place for those working alone to ensure legal obligations are met.

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“The affordable cost of the service, alongside the simplicity of the devices are what set Peoplesafe ahead from other providers.”

Adrian Dyer, Wainhomes Ltd

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If you’re a construction business and would like learn more about how our lone worker safety service could benefit your employees, please get in touch.

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