Carillion crisis: Government seeks to reassure outsourcing sector

The government has moved to downplay reports it is monitoring other outsourcing firms and said it does not believe any of its other suppliers are in a “comparable position” to Carillion. Read More

Carillion crisis: tens of thousands of jobs at risk

Tens of thousands of jobs could be at risk in the construction industry, including many in the health and safety sector, following the collapse of Carillion. Read More

Troubled Carillion: the safety history of the construction giant

Construction giant Carillion has entered liquidation following two profit warnings. SHP looks at its H&S record. Read More

‘Speaking the truth to power’: Interviewing the British Safety Council’s Lawrence Waterman

Former head of health and safety for the Olympic Delivery Authority, Lawrence Waterman, speaks to SHP about his new role as the chair of the British Safety Council. Read More

Principal contractor’s failures results in £240k fine

A construction company has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries when the first floor of the building he […] Read More

Worker’s arm amputated after machinery incident

The director of a plastic recycling company has been sentenced to 10 weeks in prison after a worker’s arm was amputated. Read More

Number of young people taking health and safety qualifications doubles

The number of people aged 25 and under studying health and safety qualifications has more than doubled in the last five years, according to the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH). Read More

£60k fine for plasterboard recycling firm following inspections

A Bedfordshire-based plasterboard recycling company has been fined after health and safety concerns were identified during a routine inspection of their premises on 22 September 2015. Read More

Solar panel MD gets suspended prison sentence for safety breaches

The managing director of a solar panel company has received a suspended prison sentence and the company has been fined, following an incident where a worker was seriously injured falling from height. Read More

£250k fine for fire safety disregard

A London guest house owner who removed the staircase from his property has been fined £250,000 and given and a six month suspended prison sentence after being successfully prosecuted by London Fire Brigade. Read More

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