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Contractors Fined Following Fatal Roof Fall

TWO CONTRACTORS have been fined after a worker died following a fall through a fragile roof during construction work at a factory in Staffordshire. On...

CCS Launches Survey to Explore Worker Fatigue in Construction

WORKER FATIGUE is often an overlooked hazard in the construction industry, despite the fact that it is a serious health and safety risk in...

HSE Launching New June Site Inspections on Health

FROM 17 JUNE onwards, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) begins a new round of construction site inspections focusing on health. Inspectors will be examining...

How to Minimise Risk when Working at Height

ONE OF THE biggest causes of accidents and injuries in the workplace is working at height. The increased danger associated with unfamiliar locations, fragile...

British Safety Council Calls for Action against Air Pollution

A NEW report, ‘Impact of air pollution on the health of outdoor workers’, has been launched by the British Safety Council (BSC) to help...

Farmer Fined Following Fragile Roof Fall

A FARMER has been fined following a worker’s fatal fall through the fragile roof of a milking shed on the farm. On 19 July 2018,...

Serious Roof Fall Lands Contractor in Court

A ROOFER suffered serious injuries after falling five meters through a fragile roof, leading to the sentencing of a Lincolnshire construction company. On 2 May...

Roofing Fall Results in Double Prosecution

A BUILDING contractor and specialist cladding firm have been sentenced for safety breaches after an employee fell through a roof light and suffered life...

Mental Health Initiative Encourages Workplace Wellbeing

As the UK bursts into action for Mental Health Awareness Week this week (13th-17th May 2019), Jonathan Walls, Assistant Building Manager with Willmott Dixon,...

Government to Fund Removal of Dangerous Cladding on Private High-Rises

DANGEROUS GRENFELL Tower-style cladding on private residential high-rise blocks will be replaced at the cost of around £200 million funded by the Government, the...