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Injuries Rising and Prosecutions Falling Raises Union Safety Concerns

UNITE, the UK’s construction union, has warned that the new figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) showing a rise in construction injuries...

2019 Health and Safety Statistics

THE HEALTH AND SAFETY Executive (HSE) has published its latest statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain. The annual figures for 2018/19 show: ...

Fragile Roof Fall Fine After Life Changing Head Injuries

A BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE company has been fined after an employee fell from height, causing life changing head injuries. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard that on...

Roofing Contractors Fined After Repeatedly Ignoring Advice

A ROOFING COMPANY has been fined after repeatedly failing to manage health and safety on construction sites. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how between 7 March...

HSE Starts New Health Inspection Campaign

BETWEEN 7 October - 1 November, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be carrying out its latest construction inspection initiative on UK construction...

Roofing Partners Sentenced for Unsafe Work at Height

THE PARTNERS OF a roofing company have been sentenced following unsafe work on a Bowls Club in Salisbury. Swindon Magistrates’ Court heard how between 23...

“Failed to Plan, Manage or Monitor”

TWO COMPANIES, P.D.R. Construction Limited and Metcalfe Roofing & Building Services Limited, have been fined after a worker fell through a fragile mesh roof...

New CEO for Health and Safety Executive

THE NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE of Britain’s workplace health and safety regulator, Sarah Albon took up her post on 2 September 2019.  Sarah Albon has vacated...

Solar Worker Suffers Long-term Injuries Following Fragile Roof Fall

A SOLAR panel company was fined after a worker fell through a skylight on a farm workshop in East Sussex. On 23 July 2018, an...

Worker Left Blind Following Roofing Fall

TWO COMPANIES have been fined after a contractor suffered permanent damage to his eyesight following a roof fall. On 12 April 2016, a contractor, who...