Construction


Woman dies after London crane collapses

A woman has died, and four people have been injured after a 20m tower crane collapsed onto a row of houses in Bow, London. Read More

Workplace fatality figures released for 2019/20

The construction sector has had the highest number of workplace fatalities over the last 12 months, with falling from height still recorded as the most common cause of work-related death. The latest HSE figures also highlight the risks to older workers, with 27% of fatal injuries occurring to workers aged over 60. Read More

Re-focussing on accidents that don’t need to happen

As the return to work continues and businesses focus on being COVID Secure, Dr Karen McDonnell, Head of RoSPA Scotland, reminds us that none of the risks inherent in construction have vanished and should not be forgotten about. Read More

Technology in infrastructure could ‘slash fatal building site accidents’ and ‘revolutionise construction’

Highways England has launched a 15-year plan to accelerate the use of technology in infrastructure. It says this ‘digital revolution’ in the construction industry could ‘slash the number of fatal building site accidents. Read More

Welding equipment the most common cause of construction hot works fires

A Freedom of Information request to Welsh Fire & Rescue Service, submitted by health and safety training provide CE Safety has uncovered that there were 17 fires caused by hot works in the Welsh construction sector last year. Read More

Employee crush injury leads to fine for construction firm

A construction company has been fined after a worker was seriously injured while erecting a timber frame chalet bungalow. Read More

Construction professionals call for wider combustibles ban

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is recommending government extends the ban on the use of combustible materials to a wider range of buildings than is currently proposed. Read More

CHAS assists members in finding COVID-19 secure contractors

Supply chain risk management organisation CHAS added a COVID-19 Statement of Best Practice to its member packages, to help organisation identify whether they are COVID-19 secure. Read More

Reducing the spread of infection in the workplace

In these unprecedented times, it’s more important than ever that businesses take the right measures to ensure their facilities are hygienic and that employees are safe. Those businesses that have temporarily closed and are starting to plan for when they can reopen, should think about what the workplace will look like post lockdown, and proactively take steps to ensure they reopen in the most hygienic way possible. Read More

Multiplex – Protecting the mental health of employees during COVID-19

In this article, we hear from Martin Wilshire, Health & Safety Director at Multiplex, about how the firm has had to act quickly and responsibly to ensure it is following the government’s guidance on how businesses and employers can help to limit the spread of the virus. Read More



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