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Kier Highways begins trial of new risk assessment app

Kier Highways have begun trails on a new innovative risk assessment app 'FYLD', which conducts digital risk assessments which will save time, increase safety, and boost collaborative working practices.
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Gallagher introduces voice-operated risk assessment app

The first of its kind in the UK - a voice-operated risk assessment app called RiskTalk - has been introduced for construction businesses by Gallagher.
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The dangers of asbestos in the construction industry

JMW Solicitors, a law firm that provides legal representation for those affected by asbestos-related illnesses, details the dangers of asbestos in the workplace and how to detect and remove it, including the most common places it can be found.
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Why property developers need an A-rated insurer for New Home Warranties

When you build a new property, it’s crucial you ensure it has a New Home Warranty in place so you can sell it easily and protect the buyer. But with a range of warranty providers in the market, how do you know who to choose?
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Contaminated land: Mapping an invisible risk

The latest Data Insights Report from Landmark Information examines the history and origin of land contamination across England and Wales. Senior consultant Piers Edgell discusses the importance of data in mitigating risk and due diligence decisions.
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Ibstock Brick Ltd faces enforcement action and fine after worker loses...

UK brick manufacturer Ibstock Brick Ltd fined after worker’s hand becomes entangled and wrapped around rotating shaft on a lathe.
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Bradford construction company fined after worker loses eyesight

A Bradford-based construction company has been fined after an employee was injured at work, leading to significant sight loss in his right eye.
RoSPA, Fall Fighter

New innovative initiative to tackle falls

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and RSA Insurance Group have launched the Fall Fighter initiative with the aim of tackling the UK’s biggest forgotten killer – falls in the home.
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KPMG appoints new wealth and asset management partner

KPMG in the UK has appointed Daniel Barry as a partner within its wealth and asset management regulatory practice.
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Engineering bodies step up safety guidance ahead of ‘freedom day’

The BESA and ECA have joined forces to produce guidance for members and the wider industry alongside a warning that the pandemic has ‘still not relaxed’.
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Utilities company fined after passer-by dies following fall into excavation site

Utility company, M&S Water (Utilities) Ltd has been fined £100,000 after a member of the public suffered fatal injuries after falling into an excavation site.
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Safety alert issued for angle grinder chainsaw discs

The UK’s national product safety regulator, the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has issued a safety alert for a chainsaw disc attachment that has been incorrectly sold with angle grinders.
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Construction firm fined after worker severs hand

A construction company has been fined after a worker’s hand was severed by an inadequately guarded mitre saw on a construction site in Bolney, Sussex.
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Why the construction industry needs to stop hiding behind “unforeseen delays”

Richard Robertson, business development director at Cadline, discusses why the construction industry needs to stop hiding behind “unforeseen delays” and show the public what proactive measures are being made.
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Construction firm pleads guilty after excavation collapse

Harlands Builders Limited has been fined for safety breaches after a ground worker was trapped having entered a two-metre-deep excavation.
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Innovative solution fast tracks Translink’s bridge programme

Graham has completed part of a railway bridge replacement and refurbishment works programme, incorporating a 72-hour single event possession, on the Ballymena to Coleraine rail line.
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Construction worker seriously injured during lifting operation

Two construction companies have been fined after a worker was seriously injured when a part of an air conditioning plant fell on him while it was being lowered from a roof.
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Guidance to help built assets adapt to climate risk and enhance...

The UKGBC has today (29 April) published its 'Principles for delivering urban Nature-based Solutions' (NBS) to help developers and owners increase the incorporation of NBS in construction.
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Graham awarded East Kent NHS Trust water hygiene contract

Graham has been awarded a three-year water hygiene contract by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust to deliver Legionella planned maintenance and risk assessments across five main sites.
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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.

Taking a broader view of construction risk management

Frank Malangone, senior director at Oracle Construction and Engineering looks at the importance of risk assessment in the construction industry – from supply chain issues, unpredictable weather and labour shortages, to severe cases such as global health and economic crises.
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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.
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WWII bomb blast in Exeter causes damage to nearby buildings

A World War II bomb discovered by contractor Urbn Construction at a site in Exeter was detonated on Saturday (27 February) evening causing structural damage to surrounding buildings.
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The diligent contractor: Managing the construction journey in 2021

With new regulatory changes on the horizon, such as the Building Safety Bill, contractors will be expected to meet new levels of compliance in line with government legislation. But how can digital adoption help contractors achieve this goal and what methods are currently available?
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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.
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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.

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