HSE to spot check Plymouth building sites.
UNSAFE building sites in Plymouth are being targeted.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says it will make surprise visits all over the city in a bid to make sure they are safe.
It is part of a national month-long drive to improve standards in one of the country's most dangerous industries.
Inspectors will turn up at construction sites until March 15 to ensure high risk jobs, like working at height, are being managed.
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They will also check for general good order, assess welfare facilities and check whether suitable personal protective equipment (PPE), such as head protection, is being used appropriately.
During 2011/12, two workers were killed while working in construction in Devon and 60 were seriously hurt. One worker was killed in Cornwall and 28 seriously injured.
Joanna Teasdale, HSE Principal Inspector for the Devon, Cornwall and Dorset Construction Division, said: "Death and injury continue to result from avoidable incidents and it is largely those engaged in refurbishment and repair work who are failing to step up to the mark.
"Poor management of risks and a lack of awareness of responsibilities are unacceptable."
And she insists basic changes can be the difference between life and death.
Joanna added: "In many cases simple changes to working practices can make all the difference.
"Therefore, if we find evidence that workers are being unnecessarily put at risk we will take strong action."