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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.

Sevron and BESA partnership to streamline chemical safety

Sevron has officially become the preferred provider of chemical safety and risk assessment software for the Building Engineering Services Association.
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Scaffolding company fined £1,283 for breaching safety requirements

A scaffolding company had been prosecuted after failing to reach Health and Safety standards, resulting in fines and costs totaling £1,283.
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Places for People Homes fined £600k after employees develop HAVS

Places for People Homes has been fined £600,000 after five employees developed Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).
G&R Groundworks,

Groundworks contractor handed £32,400 fine for cable strike

Groundworks contractor, G&R Groundworks, has been fined £32,400 after an operative struck an underground electricity cable resulting in multiple serious burn injuries.
Unregistered gas engineer, Gas Safe Register,

Unregistered gas engineer hit with suspended sentence

An unregistered gas engineer has been ordered to carry out 120 hours of community service after he carried out gas work at a GP Practice without being on the Gas Safe Register.
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Demolition boss urges contractors to re-think scaffolding

Managing director of AR Demolition, Richard Dolman, has urged contractors to re-think scaffolding to increase levels of safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
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Mates in Mind highlights mental health in the workplace

Following the release of the HSE’s annual figures for Great Britain, Mates in Mind urges employers to ensure that they are investing in their people rather than paying lip service to address mental health in the workplace.
mental health in construction,

A uniform approach to managing mental health in construction

Margaret Hanson, chief executive of national mental health and wellbeing charity Imagine Independence, calls for a unified culture change to tackle mental illness in the construction sector.
worker fatigue,

Negating the impact of worker fatigue

The British Safety Council looks at the work-based causes of worker fatigue and seeks to identify what can be done to reduce stress and improve communication.

H&S regulations will weaken if Britain leaves the EU, poll says

As the UK remains in turmoil over Brexit, SMEs around the country appear to be growing nervous on the potential effects of safety measures on construction sites.
rise in construction injuries, fall in prosecutions

Rise in construction injuries and fall in prosecutions raises concern

Unite has warned that new figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveal a rise in construction injuries and a fall in prosecutions, which undermines recent improvements in safety.
Spindle drilling machine, Stephenson Gobin

Engineering company fined £5,334 after worker suffers amputation

An engineering company has been sentenced after a worker suffered serious injuries to her arm and hand when she became entangled in a spindle drilling machine.
Safe havens, clean air zones, building engineering sector,

Asthma campaigner calls for building ‘safe havens’

The mother of a young girl who died from an asthma attack linked to air pollution is to demand action from the building engineering sector and politicians at an industry conference in November.
falls from height, mp building limited

MP Building fined £65,000 after carpenter falls from height

Hitchin-based construction company, MP Building, has been fined £65,000 after a carpenter fell from height.

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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.