The “chalk and cheese” difference between these two neighbouring building sites.
Whilst one site shows every indication that it is being managed to accepted health and safety
standards, the housing construction site next door appears to be operating by that well known
set of rules handed down by the mythical Mr Rafferty.
It’s what you can’t see in the top photo that makes it an Absolute Shocker, such as the piles
of debris behind the fence, drastically increasing the likelihood that if someone takes a dive
from the roof, a broken back may be the most optimistic outcome. Other things that can’t be
seen is temporary guard railing, despite an eave height of more than 3 metres, and a secure
means of access. That’s because there is none.
It’s yet another reminder that some house builders still seem to think that safe systems of
work are not their legal responsibility.



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