Work stops on city sites.WORK has been halted on Tyneside refurbishment re·fur·bish
tr.v. re·fur·bished, re·fur·bish·ing, re·fur·bish·es
To make clean, bright, or fresh again; renovate.
re·fur sites after safety fears were raised.
Work was stopped as part of a HSE HSE House
HSE Health and Safety Executive
HSE Helsinki School of Economics
HSE Hamilton Southeastern (High School)
HSE Health, Safety & Environment
HSE Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia) crackdown on unsafe practices.
Inspectors visited 24 contractors on refurbishment sites in the city and served four prohibition notices, effectively stopping work due to concerns about working at height and electrical issues.
Two improvement notices were also issued to contractors where there was a lack of adequate welfare facilities and the use of stepladders without carrying out a risk assessment.
It is the second time this year that HSE inspectors have carried out random checks.