Costain


Costain fined £1.2m after MEWP collapse

Costain has been fined £1.2million after a worker sustained life changing head injuries and a second suffered a leg fracture when their MEWP was struck by a collapsing reinforcement cage during the construction of a road bypass. Read More

First health and safety apprenticeship launched

A group of contractors has launched the UK’s first safety, health and environment (SHE) apprenticeship. Read More

Occupational health – a capital campaign

Over the past year the occupational health leads from many of London’s safety critical industries have met every month to Read More

Joining London’s safety dots

Over the past year, the health and safety directors from the leading safety critical industries in London have met every Read More

Costain and subcontractor in court after metal frame collapsed

Leading construction firm, Costain Ltd and a concrete contractor have been fined after a metal frame collapsed at a site Read More

Court hears that forklift was ‘unsuitable’ after death on Costain development

A forklift truck that crushed its driver to death was unsuitable for the job it was doing and should not have been used, Reading Crown Court has heard. Telehandler trainer Michael Dixon told the court that a "mobile crane or smaller machine" should have been used. Read More

Meeting sought with UK contractors in Qatar to “stop exploitation”

The GMB union has contacted the chief executives of 13 UK-based contractors with contracts in Qatar to build stadiums and other infrastructure leading up to the 2022 World Cup, seeking a meeting over the exploitation of migrant workers in the gulf state. Read More



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