Construction


Construction firm fined £900k for wall collapse

The death of an employee who died from head injuries when a wall collapsed on a construction site has led to a £900,000 fine for his employer. Read More

Scaffolding in high winds: HSE offers reminder of obligation in light of Storm Gareth

High winds have led to the collapse of two large sections of scaffolding in London. Read More

Building safety regulations: CIH urges builders to start preparing for post-Hackitt regulations

The Chartered Institute of Housing has urged buildings to start preparing now for tougher post-Hackitt regulations, which it believes will become law by 2022. Read More

Women in Health and Safety: Changing young minds to construction

The key issue of how to encourage more young people to think about a career in construction was the subject of the most recent event organised by Women in Health and Safety. Read More

Hand arm vibration breaches up a third on construction sites

The number of hand arm vibration breaches on British construction sites has risen by third in the last year, according to new figures from the Building Safety Group (BSG). Read More

Construction company fined after failing to implement its own risk assessment

Construction firm Rivergate Developments Ltd has been fined for safety breaches after a worker fell 2.7 metres through an open stairwell. Read More

Jason Anker: Motivational safety speaker

Jason Anker MBE became a motivational safety speaker back in 2009 and has spoken around the world about the impact his workplace accident has had. Read More

Builders urged to tackle waste plastic and packaging

The Considerate Constructors Scheme’s Spotlight on plastics and packaging campaign comes after a survey revealed the vast majority (81%) of people working in the industry believe it is not doing enough to reduce its consumption of plastics and packaging. Read More

Balfour Beatty fine: Third Don Crossing worker struck by wheeled excavator

A civil engineering contractor has been fined after an employee of Balfour Beatty Group Employment Limited was fatally injured when he was struck on the body by a wheeled excavator. Read More

JCB waste and recycling site safety videos launched

JCB has launched a series of online videos aimed at improving health and safety within the waste and recycling sectors. Read More


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