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.

Asbestos victims to get increased compensation

The government is increasing payments from £115,000 to £123,000 for a new compensation scheme starting in April. Victims of the fatal asbestos-induced cancer mesothelioma who can’t trace a liable employer or an employers’ liability insurer will soon be able to apply for compensation packages worth an average of £123,000. The...

Plan and prepare

The Environment Agency explains how communities can take steps to prepare for flooding. Flooding can be devastating and it poses a risk to life, property and vehicles and can force people out of their homes. December 2013 was the stormiest since records began and was followed by further gales and extensive...
Asbestos avoiding

Avoiding an asbestos breach

Graham Warren ACAD Manager, details the challenges facing local authorities in the management of asbestos. When it comes to the management of asbestos, local authorities (LAs) and similar organisations are in an unenviable position. Issues are varied, and include a huge variety of buildings under their control as well as...

Health and safety training provision

Over 25 years providing effective and efficient health and safety advice and training to the construction industry and others. Callsafe Services Limited has been providing health and safety advice, assistance and training to our clients, and our clients’ projects, since 1987. Our clients have included many central and local government...

The real cost of workplace bullying

Dr Lynda Shaw, a chartered psychologist discusses the effects workplace bullying has on businesses. The crippling effects of workplace bullying, which is rife in the UK but often goes unnoticed and unreported, is taking an immeasurable toll on our workforce.  With one fifth of all UK employees experiencing some form...

Drop in workplace major injuries

Figures published today by the Heath and Safety Executive show an 11 per cent drop in major injuries for 2012/13 compared to 2011/12. The provisional statistics published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that in Britain between April 2012 and March 2013: 19,707 major injuries such as amputations, fractures...
health and safety advice

Health and safety training provision

Over 25 years providing effective and efficient health and safety advice and training to the construction industry and others Callsafe Services Limited has been providing health and safety advice, assistance and training to our clients, and our clients’ projects, since 1987. Our clients have included many central and local government...
asbestos

Asbestos – the hidden assassin

Wayne Bagnall MBE, chartered member of the Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH) specialising in asbestos, takes us back to basics and warns how to spot the hidden killer

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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.