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.

Building Mental Health,

A five step framework to building mental health in construction

Building Mental Health, a portal set up by industry volunteers discuss a framework to help the construction sector develop a positive mental health culture.
silicosis, construction workers,

APPG launch inquiry into impact of silicosis on construction workers

A Parliamentary inquiry has been launched into the devastating impact that silicosis – a life-shortening lung disease – has on construction workers and their families.
carbon monoxide poisoning, construction 360,

Construction firm fined after worker suffers carbon monoxide poisoning

Construction 360 Ltd has been fined £15,000 for safety breaches after a worker collapsed and lost consciousness while working at the site of King Asia Foods Ltd in Sheffield.
railway workers,

Two railway workers killed by train near Port Talbot

Two railway workers tragically died yesterday (3 July) when they were struck by a passenger train near Port Talbot, the British Transport Police has confirmed.
work-related fatal injuries,

HSE reveals work-related fatal injuries for 2018/19

HSE has released its figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2018/19, along with the number of people known to have died from Mesothelioma.
falls from height,

Two construction companies fined after worker falls from height

A company director has received a Community Service Order and two construction companies have been fined after a worker suffered life-changing injuries following a fall from height.
Clean Air, Bristol City Council

Bristol launches Traffic Clean Air Zone consultation

Bristol City Council has today (1 July) launched its first Traffic Clean Air Zone consultation on two options to lower pollution in the shortest possible time.
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Roofing contractor sentenced for exposing workers to work at height risks

A roofing contractor has been sentenced for failing to take adequate steps to prevent his workers from falling from height and for breaching a prohibition notice.
scaffold company,

Scaffolding contractor fined after worker suffers fatal injury

Two contractors have been fined after a scaffold company employee suffered fatal injuries following a fall through a fragile roof during construction work at a factory in Staffordshire.
Ait Quality, London, Sadiq Khan. pedestrianisation schemes

Sadiq Khan invests £6m from Air Quality Fund into new projects

Sadiq Khan has invested £6m from his Air Quality Fund in 15 new projects across London with the aim of improving the capital’s air quality.
explosion, Health and Safety, B&A Contracts,

Company fined £5m after an explosion killed four workers

Valero Energy UK Ltd and B&A Contracts Ltd have been fined after an explosion killed four workers and seriously injured another at an oil refinery.
expanded polystyrene block,

Contractor fined £800k after worker hit by expanded polystyrene block

A construction company has been fined more than £800,000 after a worker suffered three fractured vertebrae when he was hit on the head by a large expanded polystyrene block.
builder,

Builder handed suspended sentence for injuring young girl

A self-employed builder has been given a suspended jail sentence after a three year-old girl suffered severe head injuries when a length of timber fell on her whilst being hoisted up the outside of a scaffold.
unprotected stairwell, HSE, self-employed contractor

Electrician falls from height through unprotected stairwell

A company, two directors and a self-employed contractor have been sentenced and fined after an electrician fell two storeys through an unprotected stairwell.

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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.