Stadium project gets tops marks for work injury avoidance

The construction project to build Brighton & Hove Albion’s new football stadium in Falmer is scoring well in the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) campaign to reduce the number of work injuries and related injury compensation claims.

HSE inspectors took a tour of the stadium’s East Stand, which is being build by Buckingham Group Contracting, including the building’s three floors and roof area, finding little to complain about.

The company had gritted surfaces due to the recent cold weather and added in extra lighting for clear visibility, as well as making it a priority to clear up materials and loose debris.

"We are very conscious of the fact that most accidents that occur on construction sites can be directly related to slips, trips and falls," commented Adrian Stammers, group health safety environment and quality manager at Buckingham Group Contractor.

It follows news the York-based Shepherd Construction has been fined GBP 20,000 by the HSE after a worker fractured his skull.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19598381-ADNFCR

Stadium project gets tops marks for work injury avoidance

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