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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SFS’s New Soter™ II Fall Protection System

Fall protection equipment specialist SFS has redeveloped its class-leading fall arrest and work restraint solution with the new Soter™ II.

Ending the dangers of working at height

Without government intervention falls from height will continue to kill, warns Ken Diable, managing director of work at height and fall protection safety specialist Heightsafe.
Speed Limits

Legal speed limits versus safe speeds

Andy Walters, managing director of vehicle tracking provider Quartix, describes how to redefine speed limits for your fleet and improve safety out on the roads.
Building contractor

Contractor found guilty for illegal removal of asbestos

An Oldham building contractor has been fined following the illegal removal of asbestos during a garage conversion.
uncovered floor

Contractor pleads guilty after workers fall through uncovered hatch

As a consequence of this failure the resident of the property and her brother-in-law fell into one of the uncovered floor hatches and both sustained injuries.
electrical burns, demolition work,

Construction firms fined after employee sustains electrical burns

Two construction companies have been fined after a worker received serious electrical burns during demolition work.
serious injuries

Contractor fined after worker suffers serious injuries

A contractor has been prosecuted after a worker suffered serious injuries when he fell approximately three metres through an unprotected stairwell opening.
Westdale Services, hse,

Construction company fined after child falls from scaffolding

A construction company has been fined £160,000 after a 12-year-old boy fell 10 metres off a scaffold and suffered life-changing injuries.
Construction industry

How employers in construction can protect their staff’s mental health

The construction industry is still one of the most dangerous sectors to work in thanks to the invisible risk of employee mental health.
Tower crane, Midland Metropolitan Hospital,

Tower crane collapses at Smethwick hospital site

Firefighters were called after a tower crane section fell onto a flat roof of a building at Smethwick’s Midland Metropolitan Hospital yesterday (9 March) morning.
Concrete wall blocks, HSE,

Concrete wall blocks firm fined after workers hand crushed

Concrete wall blocks firm Thakeham Tiles Ltd has been sentenced after a worker’s hand was crushed in an unguarded machine.
Gas work

Company director sentenced for unregistered gas work

An unregistered gas fitter operating as a director of Master Plumbing Contractors Limited has been sentenced for carrying out gas work without being registered with Gas Safe.
Falls from height, HSE,

Roofing company sentenced after worker falls from height

A roofing company has been fined £20,000 after a worker fell around three metres through a roof light and suffered a fractured pelvis and spinal injuries.
IOSH, asbestos,

Asbestos still putting lives at risk 20 years since ban, says IOSH

Lives are still being put at risk by companies failing to manage exposure to asbestos, according to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

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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.