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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Self-employed labourer seriously injured

Darlington Borough Council have been sentenced after a self-employed labourer was injured when a pack of roof trusses fell on him.
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Quarry operator fined after worker seriously injured

A quarry operator has been fined after they failed to keep fixed guards in place on moving machinery, causing serious injuries to an employee’s arm.
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Hidden air pollution in the workplace continues to impact health

Siemens Building Technologies: employers are taking action to avoid sick building syndrome due to hidden air pollution
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Stress and mental health issues in construction

With long hours, demanding workloads and projects that are often short-term and far from home, it’s no surprise that construction is a high-risk industry for workplace stress.
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Director sentenced for sales of prohibited substances

A company director has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for the online sale of products containing prohibited substances
Cheshire Demolition,

Demolition contractor fined after workers are seriously injured

A demolition contractor has received a £134,000 fine after two workers were seriously injured when they fell from an attachment on an excavator.
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Building company encourages health and wellbeing within workplace

A leading Cornish construction company recently provided free health checks to its staff and subcontractors.
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£5m rough sleeping centres to support those in need

Thousands of homeless people will get the specialist support they need to recover from life on the streets through the creation of new rough sleeping centres.
Robert Thompson,

Roofer sentenced for putting others safety at risk

A self-employed part-time roofer has been sentenced after both exposing a homeowner to carbon monoxide and putting co-workers at risk while working at height.
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Berkeley fined £130,000 after workers legs crushed

Two companies have been fined £180,000 after a structural engineer received serious crush injuries when a bundle of scaffold tubes rolled onto his legs while he was visiting a client’s construction site.
Engineering firm,

Engineering firm fined after worker suffers head injury

An engineering firm has been fined £16,000 after a worker suffered a serious head injury whilst assembling a steel frame.
Construction Industry Helpline.

New app to support construction workers mental health

A new app launched by the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and construction software firm ‘COINS’ and ‘Building Mental Health’ aims to address the ongoing mental health issues in the construction industry.
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Company fined following concrete pumping fatality

A concrete pumping company and its sole Director have been fined after an untrained employee was struck and killed by concrete.
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London Underground & Balfour Beatty fined for health and safety breaches

London Underground and Balfour Beatty have been fined £433,000 for health and safety breaches after an employee suffered life-changing injuries.

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