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Reid Kerr and HSE team up for safe solar

safetyThe Working Well Together campaign, a partnership between The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and the construction industry, has organised a half-day event at Reid Kerr College, Paisley to specifically address the issue of working safely when involved in solar PV/Thermal installation.

he campaign says the event will be particularly useful for the self-employed and small construction companies as it will offer practical advice and solutions on how to control or minimise risks associated with this industry. Figures show that three quarters (75 per cent) of all people killed or injured in construction, work for small firms employing fewer than 15 people.

Led by HSE and hosted by ReidKerrCollege in Paisley, the half-day event will be held on Tuesday 26th February.  As well as practical demonstrations and presentations on topics such as asbestos and working from height, visitors can pick up one to one advice from HSE staff and representatives from the Working Well Together (WWT) Campaign throughout the day.

HSE principal inspector, Iain Brodie, said: “It is through events like this that HSE is working with the industry to help rid construction of its reputation as one of Scotland’s most dangerous industries.

“This free event will give practical advice from those in the industry and include the most up to date thinking on how to work safely in this sector. It will provide essential information and advice that could save lives, so if you have a small building, construction or contracting company or if you are self-employed I urge you to attend.”

Andrew Fogarty, head of energy & utilities at Reid Kerr, added: “We are delighted to be hosting the event at ReidKerrCollege given the focus on essential information and examples of best practice. It will be an invaluable learning opportunity for contractors, specifiers and installers alike.”

The event will be held at The Abercorn Conference Centre, Reid Kerr College, Renfrew Road, Paisley, PA3 4DR on Tuesday 26th February 2013 from 08.30am – 1.30pm.

Places are still available to attend this event.  For more information and to reserve a place, please contact Alan Mulholland on 0141 275 3062 or allan.mulholland@hse.gsi.gov.uk

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