Just to preface, I have contacted the HSE today, but it's a web form submission and they reckon it might take 30 days to respond.
Anyway. our neighbour is building an extension. When I got home from work on Friday, they had ripped out the fence, moved it two feet into our garden, destroyed 4 mature plants/bushes (a Camillia, a Honeysuckle and two more), moved a lot of our garden furniture and dug a trench across the property line.
This was all done without telling us or asking permission to access our garden.
On top of that, there were bits of wood with rusty nails through them left in my garden (I caught my eldest swinging one of them towards my youngest). For want of a better expression, I think the builder is a cowboy.
Can I request to see any safety plans/risk assessments?
What rights do we have to ensure safe working conditions are maintained and that any further risks are minimised?
Our neighbour has attempted to placate my concerns, but what he has done up to this point means I cannot simply accept any verbal reassurances. He put the blame for the damage to the garden squarely on the builder, saying he did it without his knowledge or permission. I don't really believe him, since he also insisted that I don't ask the builder about it.
Any help/insights would be appreciated.