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Health & Safety News

Poor lift planning responsible for falling scaffold fittings that injured a building worker

Poor lift planning responsible for falling scaffold fittings that injured a building worker

Injuries caused by falling scaffold fittings could have been avoided through correct risk assessment and lift planning
Construction inspections see a sharp drop in a year, union warns

Construction inspections see a sharp drop in a year, union warns

The number of construction inspections carried out by health and safety inspectors has fallen 14 per cent in a year
Crane collapse at a building site in Crewe leads to two deaths

Crane collapse at a building site in Crewe leads to two deaths

Two men have died after a crane collapsed at a Cheshire building site, while a third man is hospitalised
Sprinkler installation

A competency based qualification for fire sprinkler installation

Unique sprinkler installation course has record number of enrolments in 2017, says Ruth Oliver Skills & Qualifications Adviser to BAFSA
EU building safety regulations for cables

How can the industry maintain compliance amidst changing EU building law?

Koen ter Linde, vice president of Enterprise in Europe, CommScope, addresses safety with new EU building legislation looming and the need for compliance
asbestos exposure in soil

Asbestos exposure on brownfield sites: time to reduce the risk

More awareness needs to be raised about the hazards associated with asbestos exposure in soil on developed land says Neil Munro
Ian Gurling: qualifications in fire detection

FIA qualifications in fire detection will strengthen the sector

Awarding Organisation Manager Ian Gurling tells PBC Today what the FIA's four new qualifications in fire detection entail and why they are necessary
Fall from height caused by a lack of health and safety measures

Fall from height caused by a lack of health and safety measures

A firm has been fined for failing to enact correct health and safety protocols after a worker was injured following a fall from height
The Sentencing Council has brought into effect new plea sentencing guidance that set out the principles when reducing a sentence following admission of guilt

Plea sentencing guidance provides flexibility for health and safety prosecutions

The Sentencing Council has brought into effect new plea sentencing guidance that set out the principles when reducing a sentence following admission of guilt New sentencing guidance has been released relating to reducing a sentence in the event of a guilty plea. The guidance, which was released on 1 June...
Construction site safety: Does your mask pass the face fit test?

Construction site safety: Does your mask pass the face fit test?

Christian McCale, CDM and Safety Consultant, Innov8, highlights the importance of a proper face fit test for wearers of respiratory protective equipment.
Mears’ beard ban causes stir after the decision is criticised by union Unite

Mears’ beard ban causes stir after the decision is criticised by union Unite

Mears Group has enacted a beard ban to improve the health and safety of their workers, but is the decision right?
New Mobile Elevating Work Platform safety guidance published

New Mobile Elevating Work Platform safety guidance published

A range of experts have come together to develop new guidance for those managing or supervising Mobile Elevating Work Platform safety
Fire industry survey suggests a period of relative stability in the market

Fire industry survey suggests a period of relative stability in the market

While there have been a raft of changes in both politics and the economy, the latest fire industry survey reveals the sector has remained stable
Safety concerns raised about Norfolk construction site prior to deaths

Safety concerns raised about Norfolk construction site prior to deaths

A hearing at the Old Bailey has revealed how safety concerns were brought up on the same day four workers were crushed to death