The Self Build Self Help Site Site Safety
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Safety has to be a concern of paramount importance, as building sites can be very hazardous places. Common sense will go a long way in ensuring that hazards are minimised. If you are running the site yourself then the tips below will stand you in good stead. If a contractor is running the site then they should be on the ball but, during your visits to the site, you should observe the state of the site - and any on-going work - to ensure that safety is being addressed.

One of the first things you should do is read the relevant material at the Health and Safety Executive web site - and make sure you follow the advice!

You should ensure the H&SE are notified in writing before construction work starts - see their pages on Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2007.

Notwithstanding the advice from H&SE, the following are some simple rules for overcoming risks that you may encounter on a daily basis on a building site:

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