Manchester builders urged to attend anti-accidents at work event

Builders in Manchester are being urged to attend an event focusing on preventing accidents at work.

The free event has been organised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and is due to take place on Thursday January 27th at Chorlton High School in Chorlton-cum-Hardy – a suburban area of Manchester.

Those who attend the event will learn how to prevent accidents from occurring, such as falls from height and the inhalation of asbestos or silica dust.

Joseph Wood, health and safety awareness officer at HSE, said: "Construction is still one of Britain's most dangerous industries, with one death and nearly 400 serious injuries in Greater Manchester alone last year."

He went on to say that, at the free event, which starts at 17:00 GMT, construction companies, their employees and self-employed builders are all invited to attend.

A similar event is set to take place today (January 18th) at Chester Territorial Army Centre.

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