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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.

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Mates in Mind launches hub to manage mental health and COVID-19

Mates in Mind, the charitable programme to improve mental health in the workplace, has launched the community hub to manage mental wellbeing during COVID-19 uncertainty.
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Construction workers armed with coronavirus vetting tech

Morson Group is preparing to arm its 3,000 remote workers with technology which identifies whether contractors are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus.
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COVID-19: Site Operating Procedures guidance for construction sites

The Construction Leadership Council and Build UK have released the 'Site Operating Procedures' report, which outlines measures on construction sites of all sizes in line with the government’s recommendations on social distancing Construction sites operating during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic need to ensure they are protecting their workforce and minimising...
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BAM enforces stricter measures to combat spread of coronavirus

BAM Construct UK is changing the way it works by restricting visitor access to sites and moving training online in a bid to combat the spread of coronavirus.
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Contractor found guilty after death of two railway wielders

Two railway wielders died in a road traffic accident as a result of their employer, Renown Consultants, failing to ensure that they were sufficiently rested.
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MEWP accidents more likely to happen in public areas, report reveals

Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) accidents are more likely to happen when working in public areas or alongside roads than on controlled work sites, according to a new report by the IPAF.
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Edge protection systems in high-rise construction

Ian Fryer, divisional product innovation director at RMD Kwikform, discusses the need to urgently address debris protection and the edge protection systems.
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Fire safety: Building a safer future under pressure

Ian King, chief operating officer at Zeroignition, takes a look at how fire safety in the construction industry is being propelled to the top of the agenda.
mental health, construction workers,

UKATA supports Mates in Mind to boost mental health awareness

The UKATA has partnered with Mates in Mind charity to help raise awareness for mental health and reach even more self-employed construction workers.
Legionella Management

Graham awarded Legionella Management Services contract

Graham has been awarded a three-year Legionella Management Services contract by Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council.
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Why you should only use a competent fire risk assessor

Fire Risk Assessment is key to getting fire safety right, Silver Group discusses what makes a fire risk assessor ‘competent’ and why it is so important to choose the right assessor for the job.
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Construction ‘sick pay rules must be relaxed’ to combat coronavirus

Construction union, Unite, has urged construction employers to relax sick pay rules in order to help combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Stan England Builders,

Construction company fined £6,000 for work at height failings

Stan England Builders has been fined £6,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries when he fell from a mezzanine level onto a wooden platform.
Keadby Generation,

Keadby Generation fined £200k after contractors injured

Keadby Generation has been fined £200,000 after three contractors were injured by a release of water and sludge while carrying out maintenance work in Cheshire.

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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.