No effective design or planning to eliminate risks from dust at some UK construction sites, HSE campaign finds

Some UK construction sites have no effective design or planning to eliminate risks from dust and the hierarchy of controls is simply not considered at all, says the regulator. Read More

Easing the load? – HSE’s Work Right Construction campaign

Emma Evans and Anthony Grogan at Brabners LLP on an HSE's initiative to combat the growing cases of construction workers suffering from musculoskeletal disorders. Read More

HSE guidance refreshed to support brick, tile and stone manufacturing firms to reduce the risk of work-place silicosis

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)’s has recently refreshed its silica guidance for brick and tile manufacturing, stonework and foundries ahead of manufacturing sector focused inspections in autumn/winter. Read More

Scaffolding Association issues Scaffold Industry Guidance Notes

The Scaffolding Association has launched two Scaffold Industry Guidance Notes (SIGNS) which address the requirements for scaffolding inspection during COVID-19. Read More

HSE: Food manufacturing sector health and safety ‘needs to improve’

Companies and people working in food manufacturing are being told they must pay closer attention to how they manage workplace health risks or face serious penalties. Read More

£115k in fines for Soho House contractor

A London-based contractor and its project manager have been fined a total of £115,000 for repeatedly failing to manage and control multiple safety risks. Read More

Waste sector warned of unannounced HSE inspections

The HSE is warning companies and people working in the waste and recycling sector that they must pay closer attention Read More

HSE to make cost recovery dispute process “fully independent”

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that it is to consult on proposals to make its cost recovery scheme Read More

HSA publishes annual reports

The Health and Safety Authority (Ireland) has published its Annual Report for 2015 and Statistic Summary for 2014 – 2015. Read More

Friday take five: Medical emergencies at work

The safety and well-being of employees should be a main priority for any business. With HSE estimating 1.2 million people Read More

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