Owners of construction sites have been urged to take safety precautions after a yellow weather warning was issued for Malta.

The Met Office warned of "isolated thundery and gusty showers which may locally be heavy and with hail" on Thursday.

The Occupational Health and Safety Authority said scaffoldings, bridges, balconies, apertures and nets on facades should be secure.

Employers should update themselves on the risks and dangers associated with weather conditions to avoid occupational health problems and accidents which could have serious consequences, it said.

It added that this was also the case for employers in other sectors, such as transport, work carried out at a certain height and outdoor work.

OHSA referred the employers to its guidelines on safety measures.

These can be read in the pdf link below.

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