Shocking conditions

Unsafe working conditions on Britain’s construction sites are putting the health of builders in serious danger, according to a new report by Hayward Baker. Researchers carried out a study into the conditions of Britain’s workplaces – and discovered 87 per cent of construction workers claim their building site to be a health and safety hazard. Almost half of the builders and construction workers surveyed said they had suffered from an injury at work, with almost a third having been to hospital due to a workrelated illness or injury. The research also revealed that the average builder or construction worker has had two accidents at work, with one of those accidents having happened in the last year.