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Working at height: ‘People simply don’t see the risks’

Falls from height account for a significant proportion of workplace and at-home serious and fatal accidents in many countries around the world. In this article Andrew Sharman argues that we must to engage, encourage and empower workers to think differently about how they perceive risks in the workplace. Read More

Row alongside Olympians raising money for Mates in Mind in Regatta London

Two teams of distinguished, retired Olympic rowers will be joining the Mates in Mind team for the inaugural Regatta London, taking place on the River Thames on Sunday 29 September. Read More

Four key aspects of workplace wellbeing

Silvana Martin from Laing O'Rourke speaks on the company's five year journey to improve health and wellbeing in the workplace. Read More

Prevention is better than cure: Securing tools when working at height

Being struck by a falling, flying or moving object is the third highest cause of injury in the construction industry, killing about four people each year and injuring thousands more. Read More

Fine after 12-year-old fell from ladder at unsecured site

Contractor Westdale Services Limited has been fined £160,000 after a 12-year-old boy slipped off a scaffold ladder on an inadequately guarded site. Read More

Scottish construction workers get road safety training

Around 120 construction workers attended a road safety training event in Inverness last week to help protect them from road accidents on their commute to work. Read More

Why smart technology is key to making building sites safer

Bradley Markham, a Director from safety specialists Bull Products, believes that smart technology could be the solution to minimising worker injuries and ensuring a safer construction site. Read More

Noise exposure: Are construction sites too loud?

30 million construction workers in the US are exposed to prolonged hazardous noise on a regular base. Read More

Improving road safety for roadworkers

Aggregate Industries turns to innovation to improve health and road safety standards in the highways sector. Read More

Widow launches appeal for information after asbestos-related death

The widow of a Newcastle man who was diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease has appealed for her husband’s former workmates to come forward and help her gain justice. Read More



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Don’t be a statistic; Make your workplace safer, healthier and stronger

Sleep and fatigue: Director’s Briefing

Working at height: Employee Factsheet

Managing maintenance and contractors safely at factory shutdown time

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