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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Contractors fined after worker suffers fatal fall

Two construction firms have received thousands of pounds worth of fines after a worker tragically fell to his death when a temporary platform collapsed.
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Basildon Borough Council pleads guilty after wall collapses onto child

An investigation into a wall that collapsed onto a child has revealed Basildon Borough Council failed to take any action after receiving concerns about the wall’s condition from private tenants.
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Company fined after scaffolding collapses onto primary school

A scaffolding company in Cardiff has been fined £24,000 after scaffolding it had erected collapsed onto a primary school nearby.
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Director sentenced after employee falls six metres

The director of Globalforce Contracts Ltd, Graham Dyson, has been sentenced to 200 hours of community service after an employee fell from a roof and sustained life-threatening injuries.
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Firms fined after worker dies during lifting operation

Two companies have been fined after a metal fabricator died following a number of safety failings with lifting equipment.
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How to eliminate HAV syndrome by 2020

Heather Bryant, Balfour Beatty’s Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability Director has revealed how the company intends to eliminate HAV syndrome across all sites by 2020.
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Contractors fined after worker fell through a roof

A contractor has been fined after a worker fell through a roof and suffered three fractured vertebrae, a displaced ribcage and a fractured heel as a result.
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Roofing company fined £50,000 after death of worker

A roofing company and its director has been fined £50,000 for safety breaches following the death of an employee.
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Construction company fine after safety failings in asbestos removal

Protostar Construction Ltd has been fined £14,000 after serious safety failings with regards to the management and removal of asbestos at a site in London.
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How to ace the Foundation course Qualification Pathway examination

FIA trainer Mark Stubbs teaches you the tips and tricks that have worked for other people taking the Fire Industry Association’s Foundation course.
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Builder sentenced after serious gas safety failings

A builder based in Essex has been sentenced after putting three people at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
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Engineering company fined after apprentice injured

An engineering company has been fined after an apprentice suffered serious hand injuries when he was drawn into machinery.
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Construction company sentenced after fatal fall

A construction company in London has been sentenced following safety breaches that led to the death of a construction worker.

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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.