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Health & Safety are obvious worries across all of the UK’s industries, but it’s of particular significance within the construction industry because it tops the UK industry with a fatality rate four times higher than the rate across all other sectors. A few of the main hazards that are encountered on a typical construction site include: Working at Height, moving objects, slips, Trips & Falls, noise/acoustics, Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), and asbestos. Within the Health & Safety news category, you will find a culmination of articles and features centring around health and safety breaches within the construction industry and how the HSE deals with such breaches, you will also discover informative pieces to help ensure your company doesn't have an accident, and many many more stories.

Mental Health First Aid, construction workers,

1,600 construction workers now trained in Mental Health First Aid

Two years on from its launch, Building Mental Health (BMH) has announced the delivery of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England training to over 1,600 people in the construction sector.
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Construction company fined for insufficient welfare facilities

A Stockport construction company has been prosecuted after failing to ensure suitable welfare facilities were provided for workers on site.
Asbestos insulation, Health and Safety, HSE

Restaurant owner fined for disturbed asbestos

A restaurant owner has been fined after an asbestos insulation board was disturbed during the conversion of rooms above the restaurant into flats in Essex.
amputation of his leg, staircase,

Staircase installer fined after worker loses his leg

A company specialising in the manufacture and installation of industrial staircases has been fined after a worker became trapped resulting in the amputation of his leg.
Improve safety, Network Rail,

Network Rail launches £70m track worker safety task force

Network Rail has launched a £70m fund to target track-worker safety, improving safety for employees that work on the railway.
respirable crystalline silica,

Contractor fined after employees exposed to respirable crystalline silica

A landscaping contractor has been fined £20,000 after failing to provide employees with adequate measures to prevent exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS).
Building Mental Health,

A five step framework to building mental health in construction

Building Mental Health, a portal set up by industry volunteers discuss a framework to help the construction sector develop a positive mental health culture.
silicosis, construction workers,

APPG launch inquiry into impact of silicosis on construction workers

A Parliamentary inquiry has been launched into the devastating impact that silicosis – a life-shortening lung disease – has on construction workers and their families.
carbon monoxide poisoning, construction 360,

Construction firm fined after worker suffers carbon monoxide poisoning

Construction 360 Ltd has been fined £15,000 for safety breaches after a worker collapsed and lost consciousness while working at the site of King Asia Foods Ltd in Sheffield.
railway workers,

Two railway workers killed by train near Port Talbot

Two railway workers tragically died yesterday (3 July) when they were struck by a passenger train near Port Talbot, the British Transport Police has confirmed.
work-related fatal injuries,

HSE reveals work-related fatal injuries for 2018/19

HSE has released its figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2018/19, along with the number of people known to have died from Mesothelioma.
falls from height,

Two construction companies fined after worker falls from height

A company director has received a Community Service Order and two construction companies have been fined after a worker suffered life-changing injuries following a fall from height.
Clean Air, Bristol City Council

Bristol launches Traffic Clean Air Zone consultation

Bristol City Council has today (1 July) launched its first Traffic Clean Air Zone consultation on two options to lower pollution in the shortest possible time.
roofing contractor, falling from height, asa hamilton,

Roofing contractor sentenced for exposing workers to work at height risks

A roofing contractor has been sentenced for failing to take adequate steps to prevent his workers from falling from height and for breaching a prohibition notice.

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Health & Safety News

Health & Safety are obvious worries across all of the UK’s industries, but it’s of particular significance within the construction industry because it tops the UK industry with a fatality rate four times higher than the rate across all other sectors.

A few of the main hazards that are encountered on a typical construction site include: Working at Height, moving objects, slips, Trips & Falls, noise/acoustics, Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), and asbestos.

Within the Health & Safety news category, you will find a culmination of articles and features centring around health and safety breaches within the construction industry and how the HSE deals with such breaches, you will also discover informative pieces to help ensure your company doesn’t have an accident, and many many more stories.