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26May94 UK: CITB LEADS SITE SAFETY VIDEOS CALL.

Workers must be shown safety videos before they set foot on site in a bid to reduce the appalling accident rates during the first few days on a new job.The demand comes from leaders of the Construction Industry Training Board who want to see the safety shows made compulsory.The call follows the introduction of a new CITB film called Start Safe, Stay Safe which highlights the dangers of construction work on a new site.CITB health and safety spokesman George Eagle said he would like to see video-based safety training sessions made compulsory for all building firms.Figures from the Health and Safety Executive show that around half of construction deaths occur within the first week on site.Transport union TGWU construction secretary George Henderson said: 'There is no excuse not to show this film to workers.'He also joined calls to make safety induction compulsory. CONSTRUCTION NEWS