‘Following the deaths of two construction workers we demand urgent action by the HSE’
There must be no return to the killing fields of old on London’s construction sites. Following the deaths of two construction workers and the very lucky escape from death of one other, all within six days in London last week, we demand urgent action by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) telling all construction employers they will not tolerate any increase in construction worker deaths.
There must also be more HSE construction inspectors working proactively to prevent any increase in deaths. Construction employers must stop banning trade union activity on site, as they are currently on some major projects in London.
They must remember the positive influence of unions, as happened on the Olympics site where happily no-one was killed.
Peter Farrell, chair, Construction Safety Campaign