UK’s digging community ‘safer than ever’

The UK’s safe digging community has never been stronger, with 84% of all projects now preceded by a search for underground pipes and cables, according to Digging up Britain 2022. Read More

VolkerRail fined £550,000 after regulator finds health and safety failings

VolkerRail Ltd. has been fined £550,000 after pleading guilty to an offence under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 after an investigation and prosecution by industry regulator the Office of Rail and Road. Read More

Construction company and its groundworks contractor sentenced

A construction company and its groundworks contractor have been fined after unsafe excavation work left a worker with serious burns to his hand and arm. Read More

The importance of working safely near pipelines and how people can prepare

Murray Peat, Manager at Linewatch talks to us about the importance of having safe working practices near high-pressure oil and gas pipelines and how health and safety professionals can best prepare people for working near them. Read More

Farming partnership fined after worker suffered multiple factures

W Gibson & Son was sentenced for safety breaches after a self-employed farm worker fell approximately three metres from a 360-excavator vehicle. Read More

What behavioural changes have utility owners made to help keep people safe?

Richard Broome, Managing Director at LSBUD, talks to us about the changes asset owners have been making in a bid to keep their networks and those that work around them safer than ever. Read More

Utilities company fined after member of the public died following fall into excavation site

A utilities company has been fined after a member of the public suffered fatal injuries after falling into an excavation on a footpath. Read More

Construction company fined after excavation collapse

Harlands Builders Limited has been fined for safety breaches after a ground worker was trapped having entered a two-metre-deep excavation. Read More

Two construction companies fined after worker seriously injured in excavation collapse

Auberne Homes Limited and groundworks contractor W & E Lammie have been fined after an employee of W & E Lammie was crushed and severely injured during an excavation collapse. Read More

Safe digging industry improves in 2020

Online safe digging resource LSBUD says it saw more than three million searches for underground pipes and cables pass through its central system in 2020. Read More

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