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.

head injuries,

Hampshire council fined £1.4m after street bollard seriously injures child

Hampshire County Council has been fined £1.4m after a six-year-old girl playing on an unsecured street bollard suffered a serious, life-changing head injury.
Sulzer Electro Mechanical Services,

Engineering company fined £86k after workers suffer serious injuries

Sulzer Electro Mechanical Services has been fined £86,000 after two workers were thrown from the chuck of a large vertical boring machine and seriously injured.
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Camden makes £130m claim against contractors at Chalcots Estate

Camden Council has submitted claims to recover costs from the contractor PFIC, who previously had responsibility for refurbishment and maintenance of the Chalcots Estate, under a private agreement with the council.
Unique Envelope Façade Solutions,

Cladding firm fined £20k for failing to protect workers

Unique Envelope Façade Solutions has been fined £20,160 after failing to protect its self-employed workers from the risk of a cable strike explosion or electrocution whilst carrying out repairs.
waste transfer, Zarif Mohammed,

Waste company director banned after serious safety failings

The director of a waste transfer company has been banned from taking a directorial role after he knowingly exposed his employees to serious unsafe conditions.
self-employed roofer, carbon monoxide

Self-employed roofer fined £5k after carbon monoxide release

A self-employed roofer has been sentenced after leaving a gas appliance flue in a dangerous condition leading to a carbon monoxide release when he removed a chimney stack from a property.
overturned dumper truck,

Rose Builders fined after overturned dumper truck kills worker

Construction company, Rose Builders, has been fined £225,000 after a worker was killed when a dumper truck overturned.
unsafe gas appliances, boiler

The towns and cities most at risk from unsafe gas appliances

As temperatures fall, more of us are switching on the heating in our homes, but new figures reveal a hidden danger in doing so due to unsafe gas appliances in some areas of the UK.

Sevron and BESA partnership to streamline chemical safety

Sevron has officially become the preferred provider of chemical safety and risk assessment software for the Building Engineering Services Association.
Health and Safety requirements, JCS Scaffolding Services,

Scaffolding company fined £1,283 for breaching safety requirements

A scaffolding company had been prosecuted after failing to reach Health and Safety standards, resulting in fines and costs totaling £1,283.
Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome, Places for People Homes,

Places for People Homes fined £600k after employees develop HAVS

Places for People Homes has been fined £600,000 after five employees developed Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).
G&R Groundworks,

Groundworks contractor handed £32,400 fine for cable strike

Groundworks contractor, G&R Groundworks, has been fined £32,400 after an operative struck an underground electricity cable resulting in multiple serious burn injuries.
Unregistered gas engineer, Gas Safe Register,

Unregistered gas engineer hit with suspended sentence

An unregistered gas engineer has been ordered to carry out 120 hours of community service after he carried out gas work at a GP Practice without being on the Gas Safe Register.
scaffolding, demolition,

Demolition boss urges contractors to re-think scaffolding

Managing director of AR Demolition, Richard Dolman, has urged contractors to re-think scaffolding to increase levels of safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

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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.