I note every week the array of pictures sent in by vigilant readers detailing clear health and safety breaches seen on building sites, often in this country.

While I fully appreciate the potential for lessons to be learned from some of these horrendous scrapes, how would we feel and more more importantly, how would the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) view it, should an accident occur on one of these sites after the details were published?

As construction professionals, do we not have a duty to do something positive about accident prevention, such as speaking with the individuals clearly in breach who are putting not only their lives but that of others in jeopardy. If this is unsuccessful, surely we have a duty to inform the HSE?

David Gakhar, managing director, Underpin and Makegood Group