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Wales builders' federation calls for licensing to protect industry

A drop in the number of spot checks on building sites in Wales could lead to workers being put at risk, claims a trade union.

Figures obtained by BBC Wales show that inspections by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the last financial year were down 35%.

The HSE says it is working "smarter" and targeting the worst offenders, with accidents in decline.

But Ifan Glyn, from the Federation of Master Builders Cymru said they believed a licensing system for the industry was the way forward.

He told told Kayleigh Thomas on BBC Radio Wales that the federation was worried about the latest figures.

Worksite inspection safety fears

  • 22 Feb 2014
  • From the section Wales