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Union Busting Tactics Causing Serious HS2 Safety Failings

A RECENT SPATE of serious accidents on the HS2 tunnelling and track laying project in London are being blamed on a refusal to allow...

Van Safety Spot Checks in October For Construction

CONSTRUCTION has made huge strides in terms of site safety but National Highways warns that vans are the sector’s Achilles heel, putting companies, drivers...

Health and Safety Executive Cleans Up on Dust

HSE’S INSPECTORS will be targeting construction firms to check that their health standards are up to scratch during a month-long inspection initiative, starting on...

Construction Contractor Prosecuted After HSE Spot Check

A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR has been fined after multiple health and safety issues were identified during a proactive HSE spot check at a site in...

Biggest Construction Safety Stand Down Backed by CLC

THE CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP Council has thrown its support behind the UK’s largest construction health & safety stand down. The event, which takes place from 11-22...

Fall from Height Fatality Leads to Sentence for Roofer and Scaffolder

A ROOFER AND A SCAFFOLDER have been sentenced following a fatal fall from height at a two-storey terraced house on Rosevine Road, Wimbledon. Southwark Crown...

Roofing Contractor Fined After Fall from Garage Roof

A ROOFING CONTRACTOR has been fined for failing to comply with work at height regulations after a worker's garage roof fall in Worcester. Kidderminster Magistrates’...

CICV Forum Urges Construction to Focus on H&S

AS SCOTLAND EASES restrictions, the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum issues more guidance urging a focus on health and safety. CICV says construction is “not...

Global Safety Report Highlights Need for Near-Miss Data

THE LATEST IPAF Global Safety Report analyses the main causes of serious injuries and fatalities occurring when using powered access machines to conduct temporary...

Roof Fall “Wholly Avoidable” says HSE

A CONSTRUCTION COMPANY based in Chesterfield has been fined after a subcontractor's avoidable roof fall lead to life-changing injury. The subcontractor had been hired to...