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.

Unsafe working conditions put construction workers at risk

A new report has revealed 87 per cent of construction workers think their building site is a health and safety hazard.

Laing O’Rourke to focus on fatal risks

Laing O’Rourke has revealed it will roll out a new company mission to move away from the culture of controlling all risks towards a focus on fatal risks.

Injured workman rescued by crane

A firm has been sentenced for safety failings after a crane had to be used to rescue a workman who fell into a lift pit.

Timber firm fined for safety offences

A South Wales-based firm has been fined £100,000 for safety failings at a timber framed construction site… An unexpected health and safety inspection has led to a firm receiving a hefty fine for safety failings. J G Hale Construction Ltd, based in South Wales, has been fined £100,000 after the site...

FIA releases new course on fire safety signs and notices

The FIA has developed a new course aimed at helping the industry to understand fire safety signs and notices… A new course aimed at raising awareness of fire safety signs and notices has been launched. The Fire Industry Association (FIA) developed the course, which will be available from September. The course...

Online awareness course for asbestos launched

UKasl has launched a new online asbestos awareness course, aimed at the construction and refurbishment industries… The first UK online course dedicated to asbestos awareness has been launched. Training provider UKasl launched the course, which aims to help people in the industry comply with government regulations relating to the management of...

Crane hire firm loses licence for falsifying records

Baldwins Crane Hire has lost its vehicle licences after it was found drivers had falsified their records… Four directors have been disqualified after drivers at Baldwins Crane Hire were found to have falsified records. The Traffic Commissioner revoked the licences after an investigation into the company found drivers were faking rest...

£50k fine for worker injury

A Northumberland-based firm has been fined £50,000 after a worker fractured a vertebra and sustained a head injury… Northumberland-based firm Oakland Homes (North East) has been fined for safety failings after an employee sustained injuries on site. The case, which was brought before Northumberland Magistrates’ Court, revealed how a joiner working...

Tata Steel fined £1.98m for safety failings

Tata Steel has been fined a whopping £1.98m for two separate incidents that saw workers injure their hands… Steel company Tata Steel has been fined after workers sustained injuries. The case, which was brought before Northampton Crown Court, revealed how two employees were hurt in two separate incidents. The first saw...

Gateshead construction firm fined £120k for worker injury

A construction firm based in Gateshead has been fined for safety failings that led to a worker being injured… Meldrum Construction Services has been fined for failing to provide a safe environment for workers after an employee was injured. The Gateshead-based firm was the principal contractor on a refurbishment project in...

Essex school fined for disturbing asbestos

An Essex school has been ordered to pay £46,000 for exposing staff to asbestos… A school in Chelmsford has been fined a hefty £46,000 after being found guilty of safety failings related to the removal of asbestos. The case, which was heard at Chelmsford Crown Court, revealed that managers at The...

Manslaughter sentence for site manager

A building site manager has been convicted of manslaughter after a construction worker was killed in 2015… Faruk Patel, a building site manager, has been convicted of manslaughter after a construction worker died on site. Patel was convicted due to his disregard for safety after the worker fell through a skylight...

Timber Frame firm sentenced for safety failings

Charges have been levied at a timber frame firm for breaching a Prohibition Notice from the Health and Safety Executive… Prosecutions have been brought against the Timber Frame Company Ltd after the firm breached a Prohibition Notice produced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The case, which was brought before...

Rise in the number of UK construction fatalities

The number of construction worker deaths in the last year has increased, according to the latest HSE figures… Figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveal a sharp increase in the number of fatalities in the construction sector. The construction sector is a dangerous one, meaning health and safety is...

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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.