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.

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UKATA teams up with British Lung Foundation to ease asbestos dangers

UKATA has teamed up with BLF through its Mesothelioma Patron Scheme to raise awareness, fund research and support the victims of asbestos-related diseases.
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Campaign to tackle worker fatigue in construction

The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) has discovered that 75% of survey respondents believe that worker fatigue in construction is a serious issue.
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Construction safety: Four ways to prevent injury in the workplace

For those who work in the construction industry, safety is always a top priority: unexpected dangers could be lurking within job sites, putting workers at risk of injury or illness.
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Landscaping director sentenced after worker impaled on spike

Former director of now-dissolved landscaping company R K United Ltd, Hafeez Ghafoor has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker was impaled on a spike.
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Two-thirds of schools in England lack fire risk management systems

Two-thirds of schools across England are not properly prepared for a fire, as an analysis of 1,000 site surveys reveals a discrepancy between fire risk management in schools across England and Scotland.
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Building Innovation Awards: Best Health & Safety Innovation

As part of our ongoing series of previews of the Building Innovation Awards, PBC Today is taking a look at the nominees for the Best Health & Safety Innovation Award.
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Public inquiry to examine ventilation issues on hospital sites

A public inquiry will be held to examine issues at the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People (RHCYP) and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) sites following concerns over safety and wellbeing.
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Study finds virtual reality training could improve employee safety

A recent study from the University of Nottingham developed a multisensory virtual environment to see how workers respond in evacuation scenarios and if sensory stimuli can help to improve safety outcomes.
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Graham backs Highways England’s ‘Home Safe and Well’ campaign

The Graham highways team is lending its support to Highways England’s 'Home Safe and Well' campaign, launched in June 2019.
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Roofing contractor fined £53k after fatal ladder fall

A roofing contractor based in Aberdeen has been fined £53,000 after an employee fell from a ladder and died while exiting a scaffold.
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New payment and mental health survey launches for UK construction

A major new payment and mental health survey has been launched by 27 bodies in the UK construction industry, to understand how poor payment practices are impacting mental health.
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Two construction companies fined after worker falls from height

P.D.R. Construction and Metcalfe Roofing & Building Services, have been fined after a worker fell through a fragile mesh roof whilst carrying out work at height.
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Electricity breaches increase by 31% on construction sites

The Building Safety Group (BSG) has reported a 31% increase in the number of electricity breaches occurring on construction sites.
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Groundworks company fined £10,000 after security guard injured

A groundworks company has been fined £10,000 after a security guard suffered serious injuries to his hand.

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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.