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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CITB launches Covid-19 safety checklists for construction employers

CITB has worked with the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) to produce a range of interactive checklists and forms to help construction employers apply ‘site operating procedures’.
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Free mental health workshops for vulnerable construction workers

The Mates in Mind charity, with the support of Tideway, is rolling out free mental health workshops for vulnerable construction workers.
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Contractor handed £450k fine after tired workers killed

Renown Consultants Limited has been handed a £450,000 fine for failing to ensure that two of its workers were sufficiently rested to work and travel safely.
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How will coronavirus impact health & safety in construction?

Damon Culbert from SMAS Worksafe explores how health and safety on construction sites is being managed and will be managed in the future amid the Covid-19 crisis.
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One in four construction workers contemplate suicide, reveals report

26% of construction industry professionals thought about taking their own lives in 2019, as job insecurity, long hours, time away from families, lack of support from HR and late payments all contributed to the ‘silent crisis’.
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New guides assist engineering contractors working in close proximity

BESA and ECA have joined forces to develop two new guides to help contractors to manage coronavirus-related issues on site.
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Keeping your drivers safe in the Covid-19 pandemic

Here are a few essential, preventative measures for you and your drivers to keep in mind if you are still on the frontlines. Even with social distancing, it’s vital to be diligent.
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UK construction workers offered Covid-19 testing

Health secretary Matt Hancock has pledged to expand Covid-19 testing to construction workers.
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Unite calls for Covid-19 testing to protect construction workers

Covid-19 testing should be made readily available to construction workers to help tackle the virus’s spread, urges construction union Unite.
Contractors,

Contractors more worried about safety than project penalties, says BESA

Contractors are more concerned about the safety of their workers than being sued over project delays during the COVID-19 crisis, says the BESA.
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Construction sites must stagger opening times, urges Unite

As construction sites across London begin to open, Unite has urged sites to stagger their opening times to avoid congestion and the spread of coronavirus on bus and transport system.
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Legionella warning issued for vacant buildings amid coronavirus

Building owners and managers must be vigilant over potentially fatal Legionella at buildings left vacant due to coronavirus, urges property and construction consultancy, Ingleton Wood.
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Mates in Mind calls for donations to its COVID-19 relief fund

Mates in Mind has published a call for donations to its COVID-19 relief fund, this will allow Mates in Mind to continue to respond with its support programme.
construction workers,

Online wellbeing workshops to support construction workers

The Lighthouse Club charity and COINS have launched free online workshops to support construction workers, as the sector experiences a sharp rise in anxiety due to COVID-19.

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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.