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False fire alarms cost businesses £1 billion a year

False fire alarms cost businesses one billion a year causing disruption and loss of...

BAFE explains why it is vital to have a fit-for-purpose detection system installed to prevent false fire alarms and how this reduces costs in the long term
Managing asbestos: what are the legal duties clients must adhere to?

Managing asbestos: what are the legal duties clients must adhere to?

Chief Executive Steve Sadley explains the responsibilities clients have when managing asbestos and how ARCA's audit scheme provides reassurance
Demolition contractor fined for failing to check asbestos removal assessment

Demolition contractor fined for failing to check asbestos removal assessment

A fine has been handed to a demolition firm after failing to follow the asbestos removal assessment conducted on the building
health and safety failings behind floor collapse

Health and safety failings behind a floor collapse at Balfour Beatty site

A fine has been handed to Balfour Beatty for health and safety failings after a floor collapsed at a housing development site, injuring a worker
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CDM 2015 to remain unchanged following review into cutting housebuilding red tape

The government will the leave the CDM Regulation 2015 unchanged following a review into the housebuilding sector
Homes developer is handed a fine after ignoring the advice of a HSE Inspector

Homes developer is handed a fine after ignoring the advice of a HSE Inspector

A homes developer has received a fine for exposing its workers to danger after failing to heed warnings given by a HSE Inspector
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Serious injuries sustained by four workers leads to fine for London construction firm

A London-based construction firm has received a £450,000 fine after four workers sustained serious injuries while working at height
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Copper could help improve hygiene during the project design and construction phase

Guidelines on indoor hygiene for new build and renovation projects have been issued, with copper at the forefront as an effective antimicrobial material
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Safety failings behind steel worker losing leg in crane incident

Poor crane maintenance and safety failings were blamed for an incident that led to a worker losing his leg below the knee
Construction equipment

Construction equipment hire firm fined after a worker is killed

A Warwickshire-based construction equipment hire company has been prosecuted for safety failings following the death of an employee AGD Equipment, based in Warwickshire, has received an £800,000 fine after a worker was killed. The worker, 49-year-old Mark Seward had only been in the employ of the firm for 16 days when...
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Construction worker injury at Aberdeen development sees project halted

The fall of a construction worker saw work halted on a multimillion pound Morgan Sindall development in Aberdeen
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Highways construction safety to be tested using virtual reality app

A new virtual reality app has been developed by 3D Repo to ensure highways construction safety and train users to avoid onsite accidents
prison sentence

Prison sentence for building boss after young worker receives serious burns

The director of a construction firm has received an eight month prison sentence after a worker suffered substantial burns to his legs and arms
asbestos

Asbestos removal contractor fined for failing to protect staff

A firm has been fined after it failed to protect workers during asbestos removal work at separate projects