The improving awareness around safe digging practices

Richard Broome, Managing Director at LSBUD, discusses the growing awareness surrounding safe digging practices and the impact this has on the health and safety of those working in or near to gas pipelines or electricity cables. Read More

Workers at risk from strikes to the UK’s utility infrastructure

The unintentional striking of underground assets, such as cables and pipelines, can cause life-changing injuries to construction workers. Therefore, asset owners and local authorities have a duty of care to better protect those working on the frontline, as well as the general public. Read More

Almost half of excavation work puts workers at risk

Underground asset searches often not carried out, according to new report. Read More

Building firm fined over lone worker’s trench death

A Borders-based building firm has been fined £30,000 after a lone worker died when he was crushed by falling soil Read More

Construction companies fined for excavation failings

Two London based construction companies were prosecuted after a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspection identified serious safety breaches on Read More

HSE investigation after canal volunteer dies in wall collapse

A canal volunteer has died while working at Pewsham Locks in Wiltshire, after a lock wall he was excavating collapsed Read More

Firm and director fined after excavation collapse

The director of a building firm suffered a broken ankle and leg after he was partially buried when the high Read More

Worker ‘buried alive’ after developer failed to implement control measures

A Dorset construction firm has been prosecuted for serious safety failings after a worker was buried under a large quantity of fallen earth at a building site in Poole. Read More

Third of basement projects fail inspections

Over a third of domestic basement projects in three London boroughs failed unannounced safety checks during a two-day clampdown, according to figures from the HSE. Read More

Company fined after worker disfigured on first day

A demolition company has been ordered to pay over £67,000 after an employee was hit by a falling excavator bucket on his first day on site. Read More

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