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.

indoor air pollution,

Indoor air pollution linked to respiratory problems in children

Indoor air pollution in homes, schools and nurseries has been linked to respiratory problems among children, according to a joint report.
illegal gas work,

Plumbing and heating contractor sentenced for illegal gas work

An unregistered plumbing and heating contractor has been fined for putting a number of homes at risk when he carried out illegal gas work.
refurbishment works,

Newnham College fined £12,000 for asbestos failings

Newnham College has been fined £12,000 for failings that exposed employees and subcontractors to asbestos during refurbishment works on a flat owned by the college.
hot works, construction industry,

79% of fires in Scottish construction caused by hot works

A Freedom of Information request submitted to the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service has revealed that of 180 fires in the construction industry in 2018/19, 143 were the result of hot works.
Dainius Rupsys, McGee Group,

McGee Group fined £500k after labourer killed during demolition

McGee Group has been fined £500k after a labourer was killed when a re-enforced concrete slab collapsed during a demolition project.
NASC, Mental health first aid,

NASC launches £30,000 mental health first aid training fund

The £30,000 fund gives NASC members the ability to claim up to £125 towards the cost of completing a mental health first aid course.
Mark Francis Bray, Kenneth Drake,

Contract manager jailed after employee fell to his death

Mark Francis Bray has been sentenced to two years in prison after one of his employees fell through a fragile roof and sadly died.
Bescot Yard, Electric shock at Bescot Yard, DB Cargo,

Company fined £1.2m after teenager suffers life-changing injuries

DB Cargo has been fined £1.2m after a teenager endured life-changing injuries from a 25,000-volt electric shock at Bescot Yard.
Construction worker, Lincolnshire,

Construction worker dies after being trapped under digger

Lincolnshire Police were called to a building site off Rudgard Lane yesterday (9 January), where a construction worker was pronounced after being trapped under a digger.

Roofing company fined £28,800 after worker falls from ladder

AU Roofing and Building Ltd has been fined £28,800 after a worker fell from a ladder resulting in serious injuries.
Mark Smith, Sir Robert McAlpine

Sir Robert McAlpine fined after worker falls on director’s property

Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd has been fined £260,000 and ordered to pay £38,299 in costs after worker, Mark Smith, fell 4.8 metres through an unprotected opening.
demolition workers,

Demolition workers must be better protected in 2020, says Unite

Construction union, Unite, has said 2020 must bring safety improvements for demolition workers after a rise in deaths and major accidents in 2019.
gas safety,

Self-employed electrician sentenced for gas safety failings

Gareth Symons, a self-employed electrician, has received a suspended sentence after conducting gas work he was not registered or competent to do.
Thames Water Utilities,

Thames Water Utilities fined £300k after serious sewer incident

Thames Water Utilities has been fined £300,000 after three workers were carried along a sewer following the collapse of a 150-year-old sewer gate.

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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.