Site security and public access onto housing construction sites

How to reduce or eliminate the workplace health and safety risks to people entering a housing construction site.


What it contains

Builders need to ensure that members of the public are not exposed to risk from the construction of a house. This guidance note explains the risks to unauthorised people accessing a construction site. It also explains the builder’s responsibility to protect people from uncontrolled hazards by properly fencing the site. It explains:

  • what types of construction work this applies to
  • when fencing is needed around construction sites
  • who is responsible for installing a fence
  • what type of fence is needed