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Companies north of the border to get lifesaving advice

Construction companies in Dumfries & Galloway are to receive potentially lifesaving advice at a free event aimed at preventing injury and ill health on site.

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous sectors to work in and in the 12 months up to April 2012, 49 workers lost their lives on building sites across Britain

Inspectors from the Health & Safety Executive and leading members of the construction industry are teaming up to offer practical tips and guidance on how to manage key risks.

The half-day event on Thursday, 25th October is part of the UK-wide 'Working Well Together' campaign and is aimed at small to medium-sized companies, contractors and self employed construction workers.

The workshop will cover higher risk activities - such as working at height, stone cutting and the hazardous dust it creates, mechanical handling and welfare - as well as information on the risks from asbestos and the steps that can be taken to prevent exposure.

"It is through events like this that HSE is working with the industry to help rid construction of its reputation as one of Scotland's most dangerous industries," says HSE Principal Inspector Iain Brodie.
"This free event will give practical advice from those in the industry and include the most up to date thinking on how to work safely in this sector. It will provide essential information and advice that could save lives, so if you have a small building, construction or contracting company or if you are self-employed I urge you to attend."

The event will be held at Maxwelltown High School, 328 Lochside Road, Dumfries, DG2 0EL on Thursday, 25th October 2012, from 08.30am - 13.00.

Places are still available to attend this event, although bookings are made on a first come first served basis. For more information and to reserve a place please contact Allan Mulholland at:

E: allan.mulholland@hse.gsi.gov.uk or T: 0141 275 3062

This is just one of many wide 'Working Well Together' events taking place across the UK. For more information or to find an event closer to home, visit;

W: www.hse.gov.uk

12th October 2012

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