Inspectors halt work on several sites in the city because of poor safety standards

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors have targeted Hull, stopping work on a number of sites in the area because safety standards were not being met.

The inspectors teemed up with environmental health officers from Hull City Council and visited 56 sites last month. Work had to be stopped on 24 occasions as people were at risk of sustaining serious if not fatal injuries.

The main areas for concern were inadequate scaffolding and badly planned work at heights.

HSE Inspector Dave Stewart said: “Although health and safety standards on some of the sights visited were good I am disappointed at the amount of work inspectors had to stop because there was a clear risk to people’s safety.”