Construction's biggest problem

The chair of the Federation of Piling Specialists, Steve Hadley, looks at the problems around staff working ever longer hours and the impact it can have on employees’ health and safety.

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Being able to take time out during the working day along with flexible work patterns are two solutions to improving workers’ health and safety within the construction industry

On 19 June 2013 two welders, Zac Payne and Michael Morris died after Payne fell asleep at the wheel of his van. They had been driving back to Doncaster after a night shift in Stevenage.