Tuesday, 12 June 2012


Crane MOTs cost the building industry £61,000 a year. This legislation was only brought in during 2010 after series of tower crane collapses. Bereaved relatives, Battersea Crane Disaster Action Group, the Construction Safety Campaign, and Hazards, after years of campaigning, got the legislation passed. Just 2 years later, Lofstedt’s review for the Government wants rid of it. Consultation ends 4th July.
This is the start of the Government’s plan to erode health and safety in the workplace.

Respond to the consultation: http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/live.htm
Or write to:

Tim Holt, HSE, Department of Work and Pensions
7th Floor, Caxton House, 6-12 Tothill Street, LONDON. SW1H 9NA

Tower crane inspections cost the industry an estimated £61,000 a year, which appears to be too expensive an outlay to save crane workers' lives. The leading construction firm, Balfour Beatty, recorded pre-tax profits last year of £91 million.

Demonstrate: Tuesday July 3rd, 12-1.30pm, Caxton House: Meeting then In Committee Room 11 at the House of Commons at 2p.m.

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