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Letter to the Right Honourable Sajid Javid MP

10/10/2016 - 12:25PM

Dear Mr Javid
The Association for Project Safety supports your aim to increase house building across Britain and our members are keen to see this progress quickly and, as you set out in your conference speech, without unnecessary delay.
We fully understand that people need good quality homes and that construction, in general, will offer a welcome economic boost to many areas. We also support your call for good design to ensure buildings are aesthetically pleasing. 
But there is more to good design than good looks.
It is clearly important the country gets on with building and renewing its housing and infrastructure but currently around 1.2 million days are lost to ill health and a further half a million to workplace injury every year. Our members believe it is vital to build well - from drawing board to decommissioning - so health and safety is not sacrificed for speed. 
We look forward to working with you, your team and your officials as your plans are developed to make sure the country as a whole can benefit from the opportunities your building programme will deliver while ensuring projects proceed without compromising on the long term health or safety or construction workers. 

Lesley McLeod
Chief Executive
Association for Project Safety

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