Health & Safety News

Health & Safety News

deadly skin cancer

Deadly skin cancer is a serious risk for builders, says new study

Working outside increases the chance of developing deadly skin cancer, with builders said to be in the group most at risk
Fire safety

Fire safety in the built environment requires cooperation to improve quality

ASFP COO Niall Rowan outlines the Association’s strategy to encourage collaborative working to improve fire safety in construction
jail sentence

Jail sentence for plant hire boss after mobile platform collapse

A plant hire boss has received a jail sentence for the death of a worker following a mobile platform collapse

Mezzanine installer fined after worker falls through lift shaft void

A firm has been fined after a worker fell through a lift shaft void onto a concrete floor while installing a mezzanine floor at a factory
safety failings

Safety failings and poor planning over work at height put employee at risk

A housebuilder has been prosecuted following safety failings that led to a worker falling from scaffolding while constructing a timber-framed building

Meeting fire safety obligations

Shaun Doyle, of Ivorfire Safety outlines what firms need to do to meet their fire safety obligations

£2m fine for three contractors after a worker suffers serious leg injuries

Three contractors have been handed fines totalling more than £2m after a worker sustained serious leg injuries following health and safety failings

How to manage dust on construction sites

Dr Hugh Datson, Principal Environmental Scientist, DustScan Ltd discusses the necessary steps to mitigate and manage dust on construction sites

PUWER keeps workers safe while using equipment

Jess Penny, General Manager of Penny Hydraulics outlines the importance of the PUWER regulation and its role in maintaining worker safety

Safety breaches see two construction firms fined for basement project

Two construction firms have been fined following an inspection, which found serious safety failings on a double basement construction project
Crossrail death and injuries Fisher Street shaft

Companies charged over Crossrail death and injuries

BAM Nuttall, Ferrovial Agroman and Kier Infrastructure and Overseas told they will be charged in relation to a Crossrail death and injuries to two workers
Derbyshire construction firm fined barn roof

Derbyshire construction firm fined after worker falls from height

A Derbyshire based engineering construction company has been prosecuted after a worker suffered severe injuries when he fell 6 metres from a barn roof
safety failings

Property firm fined £53,000 for safety failings after builder suffers burns

A property firm has been fined for safety failings after a self-employed builder suffered first and third degree burns while on site

HSE investigation to follow teenage construction worker injury

An 18-year-old construction worker has been critically injured after being struck by a vehicle while working on the M8 roadworks, prompting an investigation