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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Construction largest share of workplace fatalities in 2019

40 construction workers died in 2019-20, as the fatality rate sits around four times higher than the all industry rate, according to HSE’s annual workplace fatality figures.
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Galliford Try Highways introduces Active Hearing Protection

Galliford Try’s highways arm has adopted a new mandate requiring all of its sites to adopt Active Hearing Protection from July.

Joint venture to create wellbeing tool for construction

Pagabo has joined forces with technology brand Moodbeam to develop a wellbeing tool that looks after the mental health of workers on projects in the built environment.
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Men’s Health Week: Wates launches ‘time to talk’ initiative

To mark Men’s Health Week (15-21 June), construction company Wates has created a new initiative to encourage male industry workers to talk more and share their health experiences.
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The importance of mental health awareness in the industry

Through initiatives such as Mates in Mind, Recticel Insulation promotes mental health awareness: What more can be done to ensure employees get the message that mental health really matters?
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Refurbishment company fined £1.1m after worker falls from height

London-based refurbishment company, Modus Workspace has been fined £1.1m after an engineer suffered serious injuries when he fell from height.
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FIS launches return to work risk management checklist

FIS has launched a Covid restart risk management checklist offering targeted and comprehensive advice for businesses across the sector.
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Site procedures are putting construction workers at risk, says Unite

Unite the Union has sent an open letter to Mark Reynolds, the skills workstream lead of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC), warning that the organisation’s site operating procedures (SOP) are placing workers at risk.
Health and safety software,

Access: Health and safety software for construction

As high-risk working environments, construction sites demand comprehensive health and safety solutions. Access health and safety software puts you firmly in control.
outdoor work,

Working safely during Covid-19 in construction and outdoor work

The employment team at Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP discusses the key considerations for employers in the construction industry as staff prepare to return to work.
mental health,

BESA fears ‘ticking time bomb’ of mental health cases in construction

There could be another surge in mental health problems across construction, as BESA urges firms to take a proactive approach to assessing wellbeing to avoid “a ticking time bomb of cases”.
Mental Health First Aiders,

Interserve deploys 150 Mental Health First Aiders

Interserve Construction has deployed 150 Mental Health First Aiders to support their colleagues during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Willmott Dixon releases social distancing images

Contractor Willmott Dixon has unveiled a series of images which show how its construction projects have adapted to social distancing measures.
Project managers,

Project managers require improved mental health support, says APM

63% of project managers say their main project is causing them stress, as APM calls for improved mental health support.

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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.