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HSE and CLC encourage industry to address work-related stress

The Health & Safety Executive has joined forces with the Construction Leadership Council to encourage the whole industry to start a conversation about employee stress
Excavation collapse

Fines issued after construction worker injured in excavation collapse

Auberne Homes Limited and W & E Lammie have been fined after an employee of W & E Lammie was crushed and severely injured during an excavation collapse.
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Asbestos removal company fined following fatal gas explosion

An asbestos removal contractor has been fined £150,000 after a worker was fatally injured and another worker seriously injured in a gas explosion.

Construction company fined for unsafe work at height practices

Construction company, SSF Construction has been fined £48,000 for breaching work at height regulations and other unsafe site operations during a routine inspection.

Construction company handed £21,319 fine after apprentice falls

Construction company Greenway Partnership has been fined £21,319 after an apprentice electrician fell from height suffering facial and head injuries.
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Plumbing company and contractor fined after building collapses

A plumbing supply company and its contractor have been fined £75,000 after a building collapsed when they carried out unsafe construction work in Burnley.
Bradley Demolition

Demolition company fined after worker suffers life changing injuries

Bradley Demolition Ltd has been fined after the operator of a cherry picker became trapped between the vehicle platform rail and the roof of an industrial shed.
construction burnout

Is the construction industry suffering from a burnout?

According to new research, the construction industry is facing high levels of burnout during Covid-19, as HSE offers a range of practical support and guidance to combat workplace stress.
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Construction companies fined £46,000 after working platform fails

Two construction companies have been fined £46,000 after a bricklayer was injured when a working platform failed.
northwest plumbing supplier, Daniel Georghiou,

Plant hire company fined after worker fatally injured

Plant hire company, Ruislip Plant has been fined £99,000 after a worker was fatally injured whilst undertaking maintenance at a construction site in West Street, Maidenhead.
Walden builders,

Construction company fined £42,000 after worker burned

Construction company Walden Builders has been fined £42,000 after a worker suffered multiple burns when he was struck by a heated sheet of tin.

Saint-Gobain fined £500k after workers exposed to HAVS

Saint-Gobain Construction Products UK Limited has been £500,000 fined after a number of its workers were diagnosed with hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).
mjl contractors

Construction company fined after worker undergoes amputation

MJL Contractors Limited has been sentenced after a self-employed ground worker sustained injuries while using a petrol disc cutter.
R4 Industrial Roofing Cladding

Roofing company fined £165k after worker sustains fatal injuries in fall

R4 Industrial Roofing Cladding Systems has been fined £165,000 after an employee fell through an industrial roof light and sustained fatal injuries.
mjl contractors

Contractor sentenced for dangerous demolition work

A contractor has been handed a 10 month suspended sentence after disturbing asbestos during demolition works and damaging underground cables.
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HSE appoints first chief inspector of buildings

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has appointed Peter Baker as chief inspector of buildings to lead the new Building Safety Regulator.

NHBC’s Building for tomorrow: Quality, MMC and climate change

Quality, Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), and climate change takes centre stage at the 30th anniversary of NHBC’s building for tomorrow (bft) event.
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National Grid Gas fined £4m over missing gas network records

National Grid Gas has been fined £4m for failing to ensure its gas risers records in some high-rise multiple occupancy buildings were up to date.
R4 Industrial Roofing Cladding

Building owner fined after roofer falls to his death

A roofer tragically died when he fell whilst working on a replacement roof at a property in Kirkdale, Liverpool.
falls from height

Two companies fined after worker falls from height

A construction company and plastering firm have been fined £166,700 after a worker sustained serious injuries by falling from height.
scaffolding collapse

Company fined £15,000 after scaffolding collapses

A scaffolding company has been fined £15,000 after scaffolding collapsed across the entrance to the car park of Coventry Skydome.
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Steel company fined after worker fatally injured by 400kg balcony frame

A steel company has been fined £50,000 after a worker was fatally crushed by a 400kg metal balcony frame.
Roofing supplies

Roofing supplies firm fined £20,000 after workers fall from height

A roofing supplies firm and its director have been handed fines after two workers fell from a tower scaffold, sustaining serious injuries.

Construction director sentenced after subcontractor injured

The director of a construction company has been handed a suspended sentenced after a subcontractor suffered severe injuries when a stack of plasterboards fell on him.
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Health and safety: Legal rights and responsibilities in a Covid world

As we start 2021 with the UK in lockdown 3.0 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and with the number of recorded cases now even higher than the first peak on account of the new strain of the virus, it is more important than ever that construction staff are safe at work.
Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

Housing association fined £80k after employees develop HAVS

Housing association, Onward Homes, has been fined £80,000 after four employees developed Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).