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HSE National Health Blitz - preliminary results

The preliminary results of the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) National Health Blitz have been released. The HSE visited a total of 560 sites and took the following action:

  • enforcement notices served on 85 of sites
  • 13 prohibition notices were served stopping work
  • 107 improvement notices were issued
  • 201 sites received a health related Notice of Contravention resulting in a fee for intervention.

The Blitz marked a renewed focus on construction health issues by the HSE and highlighted the problems that the industry has with identifying and managing occupation health problems.

To help builders manage health issues on site the HSE have recently launched some excellent new pages on their website focusing on the key issues. You can view them here

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