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Work at Height

Builders fined for work at height safety failings

Scottish construction company Fleming Buildings has been prosecuted after a worker fell through a roof and suffered life-changing injuries at a construction site in Glasgow
working at height

HSE statistics should remind us about the dangers of working at...

Dr Julie Riggs DProf MSc CMIOSH, Lead Diploma Tutor at Phoenix Health and Safety discusses the issues of working at height after it’s revealed as the most frequent cause of fatal accidents in 2017 by the HSE
house-building sites

NHBC discusses tackling the most common health and safety issues on...

Every year several thousand construction workers are injured whilst working on building sites. The National House Building Council (NHBC) highlights the most frequently reported items of 2017 and how these can be avoided to keep workers safe
work at height

The Work at Height Regulations: What you need to know

Lauren O’Connor of Zoro, a specialist tool and site safety retailer, takes a closer look at the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and examines some common misconceptions about working at height
Excavation work

BSG reports 16% increase in Excavation work breaches

Building Safety Group (BSG), has reported a 16% rise in Excavation work breaches on construction sites
road worker

Kier handed £1.8m fine for road worker death

Kier has been handed a huge fine of £1.8m following a Health & Safety Executive (HSE) investigation into the death of a road worker...
Forward Tipping Dumpers

CPA releases new safety guidance for Forward Tipping Dumpers

The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has released a new operational safety guide entitled ‘Staying Safe When Operating Forward Tipping Dumpers’
Unintended movement of plant controls

New guidance released on reducing unintended movement of plant

The SFPSG has released a new publication on plant safety entitled ‘Reducing Unintended Movement of Plant - Managing Exposure to Consequential Risks.’
Construction inspections see a sharp drop in a year, union warns

Construction inspections see a sharp drop in a year, union warns

The number of construction inspections carried out by health and safety inspectors has fallen 14 per cent in a year
New Mobile Elevating Work Platform safety guidance published

New Mobile Elevating Work Platform safety guidance published

A range of experts have come together to develop new guidance for those managing or supervising Mobile Elevating Work Platform safety
Derbyshire construction firm fined barn roof

Derbyshire construction firm fined after worker falls from height

A Derbyshire based engineering construction company has been prosecuted after a worker suffered severe injuries when he fell 6 metres from a barn roof

New guidance released for asbestos in soil and construction & demolition...

New industry guidance provides essential compliance advice for addressing compliance issues with asbestos in soil and construction and demolition materials.

CDM Differently and the architect

How can CDM Differently and the architectural process lead to a successful project outcome? Paul Bussey, Technical Consultant at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and RIBA member, discusses what it means for architects
health and safety

Fine for construction firm after worker hit by HGV

Crest Nicholson Operations has been fined after a worker was run over by a HGV and sustained life-threatening injuries.

Personal monitoring for asbestos exposure during licensed work with asbestos

Darren Evans, Technical Director, Airborne Environmental Consultants Ltd talks about the importance of personal monitoring to ensure compliance with asbestos regulation.

Firm fined £500k for safety breaches

A construction firm has been fined £500,000 for breaching health and safety regulations for working at height.

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.
health safety and environment

BIM for health, safety and environment (HS&E)

It is possible for BIM to enable the health, safety and environment within the construction industry, as explained here by Andy Radley, Group BIM...