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.

working at height,

Improving design and safety when working at height

James Gooder of SFS explains how understanding how protection works and what’s best for each situation can improve the safety of those working at height.
Hanson Quarry Products Europe, lifting operation,

Hanson fined £400k after sub-contractor loses four fingers

Hanson Quarry Products Europe has been fined £400,000 after a sub-contractor lost four fingers during an unsafe lifting operation.
unsafe gas work, EGP,

EGP fined for unsafe gas work that left 60 properties at risk

EGP Building Services Limited (EGP) has been fined £280,000 for unsafe gas work which resulted in fires at two occupied properties on a new housing development in Warwickshire.
electrical contractors, accident rate,

Reportable accident rates drop among electrical contractors

Electrical contracting businesses, employing over 13,000 operatives, show a further reduction in accident rates for 2018, according to the latest accident statistics.
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Noise breaches up 25% on construction sites, report says

The Building Safety Group (BSG) has reported a 25% increase in the number of noise infringements occurring on construction sites.
safety culture, Vizwear, safety in construction

How to foster a culture of site safety in construction

Vizwear explores some of the common signs of poor health and safety in construction and how to foster a culture of site safety.
safety breaches, Trumax Building,

Construction firm fined £10k after bricklayer falls from height

Trumax Building Ltd has been fined £10,000 for safety breaches after an employee under the age of 18 fell 2.62 metres through a stairway opening at a site in Scunthorpe.
Mental Health First Aid, construction workers,

1,600 construction workers now trained in Mental Health First Aid

Two years on from its launch, Building Mental Health (BMH) has announced the delivery of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England training to over 1,600 people in the construction sector.
welfare facilities, R&S Builders Health and Safety

Construction company fined for insufficient welfare facilities

A Stockport construction company has been prosecuted after failing to ensure suitable welfare facilities were provided for workers on site.
Asbestos insulation, Health and Safety, HSE

Restaurant owner fined for disturbed asbestos

A restaurant owner has been fined after an asbestos insulation board was disturbed during the conversion of rooms above the restaurant into flats in Essex.
amputation of his leg, staircase,

Staircase installer fined after worker loses his leg

A company specialising in the manufacture and installation of industrial staircases has been fined after a worker became trapped resulting in the amputation of his leg.
Improve safety, Network Rail,

Network Rail launches £70m track worker safety task force

Network Rail has launched a £70m fund to target track-worker safety, improving safety for employees that work on the railway.
respirable crystalline silica,

Contractor fined after employees exposed to respirable crystalline silica

A landscaping contractor has been fined £20,000 after failing to provide employees with adequate measures to prevent exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS).
Building Mental Health,

A five step framework to building mental health in construction

Building Mental Health, a portal set up by industry volunteers discuss a framework to help the construction sector develop a positive mental health culture.

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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.