Health and safety: Why evidence matters

Health and safety is a significant challenge within the construction sector, with the economic cost of construction workplace injuries in the UK estimated to be £500 million a year. A number of developments in recent years have brought health and safety issues sharply into focus, from the introduction of Fee for Intervention (FFI), to the rise of corporate manslaughter prosecutions and increased scrutiny of the actions of directors and officers.

This article highlights three reasons why good-record keeping helps construction firms.