Construction


Construction company fined for breaching work at height regulations

A construction company has been fined after HSE inspectors found unsafe working at height practises and unsafe crane operations during a routine inspection. Read More

Construction firm sentenced after worker falls from height

A self-employed labourer fell almost four meters through a fragile skylight while working to fit roof sheets to a newly constructed steel framed barn. He spent nearly two weeks in hospital after being knocked unconscious and suffering head and facial injuries. Read More

Working platform failure leads to fines

Two construction companies have been sentenced following an incident were a working platform failed and a bricklayer using the platform was injured. Read More

£99k fine following construction site fatality

Specialist plant hire company, Ruislip Plant Ltd, has been fined after a worker was fatally injured whilst undertaking maintenance on a piling rig. Read More

Construction company fined after worker suffered multiple burns

Walden Builders Ltd has been sentenced after a worker was struck by a heated sheet of tin. Read More

The Common Assessment Standard from CHAS: What you need to know

The rollout of a new data-sharing agreement between the Common Assessment Standard providers means the benefits of qualifying for and specifying the scheme are greater than ever. CHAS, Managing Director Ian McKinnon explains more. Read More

Unseen and Alcumus unite to help eradicate modern slavery from supply chains

UK-based anti-slavery charity Unseen has formed a new partnership with Alcumus to help increase awareness of the role of accreditation and digital solutions in demonstrating that an organisation is ethical, compliant and transparent. Read More

£500,000 fine after workers were exposed to hand-arm vibration risks

A large Telford-based foundry has been fined after a number of its workers were diagnosed with hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Read More

£250,000 fine after life-changing injuries for employee of construction firm

A construction company has been sentenced after a self-employed ground worker sustained life changing injuries in an incident involving a disc cutter. Read More

Major UK housebuilders commit funds to fire safety works

Several of the UK’s major housebuilders have announced focused pots of funding to be used on the replacement of cladding and other fire safety issues. Read More



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