Construction


Untrained worker killed during demolition work

A construction company has been fined half a million pounds after a father-of-two was killed when a re-enforced concrete slab collapsed underneath him during a demolition project. Read More

CIOB launches anti-anxiety service for its members

Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has launched a new service aimed at supporting members suffering from anxiety, stress, or anxiety-based depression. Read More

Safety tech manufacturer calls for greater awareness and education on ‘dust’

The damaging effects of harmful particulates found in construction material manufacturing and at construction worksites across the globe is becoming a major cause for concern. Read More

Construction industry shows support for new Common Assessment Standard

The construction industry is getting behind a new scheme designed to simplify and strengthen the construction prequalification process. Read More

Sir Robert McAlpine fined £260k after fall from height

Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker fell 4.8 metres through an unprotected opening. Read More

Farmer and building contractor fined for safety failings

A Co. Londonderry farmer and building contractor have both been fined at Antrim Crown Court for breaching health and safety regulations. Read More

Specialist insurer urges better safety standards in construction sector

A specialist insurer for electrical and mechanical contractors has urged insurers and brokers who service the UK’s construction industry to put greater focus on supporting health and safety practices among contractors. Read More

Top 5 most-read in November 2019

The most read fines and prosecution articles in November 2019 includes, a man struck off from being a director for five years for allowing employees to use unsafe machines, and a £600,000 fine to Places for People Homes, after five workers develop HAVS. Read More

Create Group launches ‘naked’ 2020 charity calendar in aid of Prostate Cancer UK

Create Group has launched its very own 'Full Monty' style calendar at its head office in Blackpool, with all proceeds going to Prostate Cancer UK. Read More

Lighthouse Construction Industry’s Charity lunch raises quarter of a million

Sky Sports presenters Vicky Gomersall and Julian Warren hosted the Lighthouse Construction Industry’s Charity lunch, which featured several sports stars, including Frank Bruno and quartet of rugby Lions legends. Read More



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