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.

rented homes

Tenants in rented homes to benefit from tighter health and safety standards

Housing Minister, Heather Wheeler MP has announced plans to update health and safety standards for rental accommodation.
Architectural cladding

Architectural cladding video aims to improve fire safety

Vivalda, one of the UK’s largest distributors and fabricators of architectural cladding systems has produced a short film urging architects, specifiers and contractors to think more carefully about whole-system specification
mental health in the workplace

Mace to speak at Mental Health in the workplace conference

Mace's Judith Grant will address the rising concerns of mental health in the construction industry at the first St John Ambulance summit.
work at height rescue plan

New MEWPs safety document to facilitate work at height rescue plan

A new safety document entitled ‘Rescue of Persons from MEWPs’ has been published by the Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group (SFPSG), to provide guidance to facilitate work at height rescue plans
steel fabricator

Devon Steel fabricator fined after young worker falls through roof

Devon Steel Fabricator has been fined £12,000 after young male construction worker fell through a fragile roof on a petrol station project in Barnstaple.
safety of infrastructure

ICE urged to play bigger role to improve safety of infrastructure

A new report has called on the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) to play a bigger role in empowering engineers to improve the safety of infrastructure
construction site dangers

JG Hale Construction educates Cardiff children about onsite dangers

The construction firm visited St Patrick's R.C Primary School in Cardiff to educate school children about construction site dangers.

HSE to target construction firms with asbestos health inspection

The Health and Safety Executive will be targeting construction firms across Great Britain to inspect the measures businesses have put in place to protect their workers from asbestos, silica and wood dust.
safety training

AEC launches immersive asbestos and legionella safety training

Airborne Environmental Consultants Ltd, the Leading training providers in safety and environmental consultancy have launched a training experience which enables delegates to virtually step into their award winning 'Hazard House'.
housing measures

Government announces new housing measures to improve UK housing market

The government has announced new measures to support homebuyers, the building of more homes, to increase building safety and to create a commonwealth games legacy.
dust blitz

HSE dust blitz to address construction site risks

A new HSE campaign is set to tackle the dangers of site dust, as it targets the construction industry with a specific focus on respiratory risks and occupational lung disease

Barratt to test site workforce for alcohol and drugs use

One of the UK’s largest residential property development companies has begun testing its site workforce for alcohol and illegal drugs use
fire door safety

New survey suggests fundamental flaws in fire door use

To mark Fire Door Safety Week, a new survey conducted by Horbury Property Services has found that many fire doors in commercial and public buildings are not being used properly and could lead to safety risks in event of a fire.
carbon monoxide poisoning

Willmott Homes fined £1.2 million after carbon monoxide exposure

Willmott Partnership Homes Ltd has been fined £1.2 million after exposing members of the public to carbon monoxide fumes.

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