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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Fencing contractor prosecuted for safety failings after post hits worker

Suspended sentences have been handed to the two owners of a fencing contractor firm after a worker was injured by a falling post
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Contractor fined nearly £5,000 for tampering with the water supply

A Liverpool contractor has been handed a fine for illegally tampering with the public water supply during the construction of an apartment block
asbestos

Asbestos removal carried out by highly experienced professionals

Michael George, of Mick George Ltd outlines the scope of its new environmental division and the services offered by the firm to safely remove asbestos…
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Safety failings lead to fines of more than £400,000 for three firms

A worker falling from height has led to three companies receiving fines of more than £400,000 after health and safety failings were found
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Deadly skin cancer is a serious risk for builders, says new study

Working outside increases the chance of developing deadly skin cancer, with builders said to be in the group most at risk
Fire safety

Fire safety in the built environment requires cooperation to improve quality

ASFP COO Niall Rowan outlines the Association’s strategy to encourage collaborative working to improve fire safety in construction
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Jail sentence for plant hire boss after mobile platform collapse

A plant hire boss has received a jail sentence for the death of a worker following a mobile platform collapse
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Mezzanine installer fined after worker falls through lift shaft void

A firm has been fined after a worker fell through a lift shaft void onto a concrete floor while installing a mezzanine floor at a factory
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Safety failings and poor planning over work at height put employee at risk

A housebuilder has been prosecuted following safety failings that led to a worker falling from scaffolding while constructing a timber-framed building

Meeting fire safety obligations

Shaun Doyle, of Ivorfire Safety outlines what firms need to do to meet their fire safety obligations
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£2m fine for three contractors after a worker suffers serious leg injuries

Three contractors have been handed fines totalling more than £2m after a worker sustained serious leg injuries following health and safety failings
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How to manage dust on construction sites

Dr Hugh Datson, Principal Environmental Scientist, DustScan Ltd discusses the necessary steps to mitigate and manage dust on construction sites
PUWER

PUWER keeps workers safe while using equipment

Jess Penny, General Manager of Penny Hydraulics outlines the importance of the PUWER regulation and its role in maintaining worker safety
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Safety breaches see two construction firms fined for basement project

Two construction firms have been fined following an inspection, which found serious safety failings on a double basement construction project

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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.