Health and safety advice for workers

By Emily Pearce

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


PEOPLE who work in the construction industry will be able to pick up health and safety tips at a free event.

The Construction Safety and Health Awareness Day will be held at the Isle of Wight College next Wednesday (April 9), organised by the Island's Working Well Together group — affiliated to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) — and Island Roads.

Issues to be covered include the safe erection of scaffolding, event safety and the use of skips.

Working Well Together chairman John Nicholson said: "It is about ensuring health and safety works for businesses, not against them, and realising that being over-cautious causes problems of its own. The HSE realises it must do more than issue companies with documents that are as thick as a doorstep, just as good employers know their responsibilities are more than just presenting their employees with a load of documents and expecting them to read it all.

"Working Well Together is about improving health and safety by offering practical advice and sharing good practice between companies."

For further information about the event, contact Nicola Ward on 535208, or by e-mail at


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