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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.

Construction company, HSE,

Construction company fined £900,000 after fatal wall collapse

A construction company has been fined £900,000 after an employee died when he sustained head injuries when a wall collapsed on a construction site at Lyme Regis.
repair and maintenance

Repair and maintenance company fined after worker falls from height

A repair and maintenance company in Norwich has been fined £150,000 after an employee fell two metres while working on a roof.
overhead power line

Company pleads guilty after employee killed by overhead power line

A company has been fined after an employee was killed by an overhead power line in 2016.
Occupational health

New report urges construction companies to train employees in occupational health

Construction companies of all sizes to provide at least one employee with occupational health awareness training to ensure compliance.
public inquiry

Glasgow School of Art fires call for public inquiry

The circumstances surrounding the two fires at the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building should be the subject of a public inquiry, says government committee.
HAV risk management, Reactec,

New innovation to fight vibration injuries in heavy industries

Specialists in Hand Arm Vibration (HAV), Reactec,  have collaborated with a software consultancy firm to develop a new automated management tracking and reporting system for HAV risk management.
water quality, Pure Water Environmental Services,

Company fined for water quality failings in Worcester

Pure Water Environmental Services Ltd has been fined after failings which led to the contamination of drinking water supply to 83 residential apartments located in Worcester.
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Contractor pleads guilty after employee fell from height

A marine contractor has pleaded guilty after a worker fell six metres sustaining multiple injuries and a collapsed lung.
Rivergate developments, Nathan Howes, HSE,

Construction company fined after worker falls from height

Construction company Rivergate Developments Ltd has been fined £20,000 for safety breaches after worker Nathan Howes fell 2.7 metres through an open stairwell.
Hand arm vibration, BSG,

BSG reports worrying 33% increase in Hand Arm Vibration breaches

The Building Safety Group (BSG) has reported a 33% year-on-year increase in the number of ‘Hand Arm Vibration’ breaches recorded on construction site.
work at height, APPG,

Landmark report urges major review of work at height culture

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Working at Height has published a new report urging the Government and the construction industry to undertake a major review of work at height culture.
wheeled excavator, Balour Beatty. HSE,

Balfour Beatty fined £600,000 after death of construction worker

Balfour Beatty has been fined £600,000 after an employee was tragically killed when he was struck on the body by a wheeled excavator.
asbestos removal

Five companies to deliver asbestos removal services

Anchor Hanover Group, a housing and care provider for the over 55s, has appointed five companies to a medium-term framework to deliver asbestos removal works.
illegal gas work, mark Lauder, HSE,

Contractor sentenced following illegal gas work

A self-employed drainage contractor has received a suspended sentence after conducting gas work he was not registered or competent to do and leaving it in a dangerous condition.

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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.