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.

construction site accidents

New courses to tackle construction sector risks

With construction site accidents claiming 60,000 lives around the world every year, two new courses have been launched to help businesses in the construction sector better protect workers.
Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors

Bridge constructors fined £10,000 after worker seriously injured

A bridge construction company has pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety regulations after a worker was seriously injured during a lifting operation.
asbestos exposure

Asbestos exposure and mental health in construction

Here we examine how asbestos exposure and mental health issues have impacted the construction industry.
mental health first aid

Research reveals issues with workplace Mental Health First Aid

New research by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has shed new light on mental health training in the workplace.
domestic property

Construction company fined after fatality at domestic property

SM Builder Expert Limited has been fined after a man fell to his death at a concealed basement void in a domestic property undergoing construction work.
railway safety

Railway safety worker killed by train at Stoats Nest Junction

A male railway worker has died after being hit by an oncoming train between Purley and Coulsdon South stations on the mainline between London and Brighton.
road safety

Global benchmark for road safety in cities announced

Safer City Streets, the worldwide traffic safety network for liveable cities, has published its first global benchmark of urban road safety.
smart technology

Could smart technology ensure safer construction sites?

Bradley Markham, director at Bull Products, believes that smart technology could minimise worker injuries and ensuring a safer construction site.
skin conditions

Joint conference explores mental health in construction and skin conditions

A conference held at Ark Conference Centre, Basingstoke is set to explore how poor mental health can affect skin conditions and the construction industry.
Interserve Facilities Management

Interserve Facilities Management fined for safety breaches

Interserve Facilities Management has been fined after multiple safety failings at a laboratory site for the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency in Weybridge
youth homelessness

RICS launches series of expert thought pieces to end youth homelessness

RICS has launched a series of thought pieces from property experts and political figures to highlight solutions to eradicate homelessness.
asbestos risk

Health and safety expert discusses asbestos risk management in schools

Louise Hosking, a chartered health and safety practitioner and director of Hosking Associates, discusses the challenges involved in identifying and monitoring asbestos in schools.
mental health

Construction industry suffers from highest number of suicides, report finds

Rubberbond's report looked at mental health in the construction industry and found the sector suffers from the most amount of suicides of any profession.
Asbestos exposure, asbestos fibres

Dealing more effectively with the asbestos problem in our buildings

Charles Pickles of Lucion says the UK needs to bring its asbestos monitoring regulations in line with other countries who have more robust controls.

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