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.
22 Feb 2014
- From the section Wales