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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.

All Safe Minds

Willmott Dixon continues to encourage colleagues to talk about mental health

Willmott Dixon has launched its second infographic as part of its All Safe Minds mental fitness campaign, designed to keep its colleagues talking The new infographic has been released to reinforce the on-going message that we all need to be aware when it comes to our own mental fitness and...
fire safety

Fire safety in construction: Setting the agenda

Ryan Simmonds, Sales Director for Framing at voestalpine Metsec plc, explores the importance of only specifying framing materials that have been fire tested or assessed and the options available to the industry.
Fire risk assessment

How to complete a fire risk assessment

With fire safety under the spotlight, Assessed Risk examines the key steps in carrying out a fire risk assessment that goes beyond box-ticking to ensure all bases are covered if the worst happens
rough sleeping strategy

Government pledges £100m to end homelessness by 2027

The government has released its rough sleeping strategy, vowing to offer rapid specialist assessments and support to 6,000 vulnerable people
Hackitt Review

Grenfell: The British Safety Council voices its concerns in response to the Hackitt Review

David Parr, policy and technical director at the British Safety Council, examines the final recommendations of the Hackitt Review into fire safety and building regulations
safety breaches

Shell UK fined for health and safety breaches

Shell UK Ltd has been fined for health and safety breaches after a technician was struck by a cylinder and left severely injured on the Brent Delta offshore installation
Fire detection

What you need to know about installing fire detection and alarm systems

What do you need to know in order to safely and correctly install a fully functioning fire detection and alarm system in a building? A new qualification pathway from the Fire Industry Association aims to provide the answers
fatalities at work

Self-employed worker fatalities ‘alarming’, says HCL Safety

Jonathan Seymour, Business Leader for HCL Safety, specialist sub-contractor in fall protection and part of MSA Safety, shares his view on the latest provisional statistics on fatalities at work by The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Protecting your building against fire: Fire safety and regulations

Roof Maker discuss the changes in fire regulations over time, and how you can ensure your building is protected.
HSE inspector

Developer sentenced after building collapse

A Manchester-based property developer has been sentenced after the roof and part of the rear wall collapsed at one of his properties during demolition works
ISO 45001

Building a safe and healthy workplace

Lloyd's Register looks into the new international standard for occupational health and safety, ISO 45001, which aims to prevent work-related injury and ill-health, and to provide a safe and healthy workplace.
Asbestos awareness

Asbestos risk management: Identification, monitoring and removal

Asbestos may have been long since banned in the construction of new buildings but exposure to this hazardous material is still a very real risk for many working in the industry. Louise Hosking, director of Hosking Associates, looks at how to manage that risk
breaching health and safety regulations

Contractor, client and director found guilty of breaching health and safety regulations

Real estate company and contractor have been convincted for breaching health and safety regulations for a building site on Gladesmore Road, London.
fire safety work

Fire safety in construction: Setting the agenda

Ryan Simmonds, Sales Director for Framing at voestalpine Metsec plc, explores the importance of only specifying framing materials and fire safety work including the many options available to the industry.

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