On the web tonight
|Subject:||On the web tonight||
|Date:||Mar 19 2002 08:58:33|
"If these really are part of what the HSE are considering as bad/unsafe practise, then I fear that there is many a contractor who should be concerned. At the same time surely our beloved HSE need to reduce the time spent looking through windows & educate themselves with well run worksites & industry norm?"
You have it right in one. On the basis of this attempted prosecution, HSE seem to be adopting a strategy of picking on the small guys with no real justification in the hope of getting a high profile result. Certainly their arguments in this case were pathetically inadequate and should be of concern to all contractors in the event of an accident.
From my experience in this case, I am very doubtful about whether they know what a worksite looks like, let alone how one should be run or what industry best practise actually is. These are indeed worrying times for anyone in contracting.
- On the web tonight
Mar 13 2002 18:42:51