The HSE has signed an agreement with the Building Control Alliance (BCA) to work more closely in an attempt to improve safety in the construction industry. Whilst maintaining their separate regulatory controls and responsibilities, the agreement outlines how they will co-operate to support each other, such as in the provision of health and safety advice to the construction industry. In view of the recent HSE statistics which highlights the number of deaths and injuries in this sector, it is hoped that this alliance will help promote good working practices.