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.

Concrete pumping

Concrete pumping company fined after death of worker

A concrete pumping contractor has been fined £15,000 following the death of concrete worker Garry Louis at a dockside apron-upgrade project on the Port of Felixstowe.
St Albans Football and Athletic Club,

Football club fined after fatal fall through fragile roof

St Albans Football and Athletic Club has been fined £1,000 after a volunteer fell through a fragile roof and died as a result of his injuries.
EksoVest, Amey,

Amey trials innovative robotic exosuit to reduce safety risks

Amey is trialling an innovative robotic exosuit with operatives working on the Forth Bridges in Scotland, the EksoVest aims to reduce the risks posed by manual handling tasks.
Jordan's Conversation,

Mental Health Awareness: Seddon marks one year of Jordan’s Conversation

Seddon hosted activities across its construction sites during this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week to mark one year since the business launched its mental health initiative, Jordan’s Conversation.
outdoor workers, White paper, British Safety Council

British Safety Council: Outdoor workers must reduce air pollution

A recent White paper published by the British Safety Council looks at the impact of air pollution on the health of outdoor workers.
steel beam, housebuilding,

Housebuilding firm fined after worker struck by steel beam

A housebuilding company has been fined £60,000 after a sub-contracted worker suffered serious facial injuries when he was struck by a falling steel beam.
demolition, Channel 5 documentary,

When demolitions go wrong

HSE looks at the learning points from incidents that have occurred during demolition following the Channel 5 documentary “When Demolitions Go Wrong”.
Brian Robinson, Weiser Construction, Complete Cladding Systems,

Contractors fined after worker suffers life changing injuries

Contractors Weiser Construction Ltd and Complete Cladding Systems Ltd have both received large fines for safety breaches after a worker fell from height and suffered life-changing injuries.
prevention-first, mental health problems, The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health,

IOSH urges prevention-first approach to mental health

Four in five British workers won’t discuss mental health problems with their boss because they fear being stigmatised and judged incapable, IOSH urges business to develop a "prevention-first" approach .
work at height, HSE,

Construction company fined £30,000 after work at height failings

A construction company based in Lincolnshire has been sentenced after an employee was seriously injured after a fall through a fragile roof.
Construction Industry Helpline, hudson contract, Lighthouse Club,

Hudson Contract to promote Construction Industry Helpline

Hudson Contract is shining a light on the Construction Industry Helpline available to freelance tradespeople and their families suffering from mental health or financial problems.
Repairs and maintenance, Fire safety, frameworks,

A new framework for fire safety in construction

With fire safety at the top of the agenda, PBC Today talks to LHC head of repairs and maintenance Colin Scoines about the development of a new framework.
Exposure to asbestos

No time to lose in tackling exposure to asbestos

It’s 20 years since exposure to asbestos was banned in Britain, yet companies are still putting workers at risk by failing to manage it, says Craig Foyle.
GLAP, safety,

GLAP fined £250,000 after wall collapses on man

GLAP has been fined for severe failings in safety management after an advertising hoarding collapsed onto a man in front of his wife and two children.

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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.