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New HSE Checklist for Safe Scaffolding Practice

WITH HIGH winds sweeping across the UK this week, the HSE has released a report to ensure scaffolders carry out the correct procedures to...

Roofer Fall Lands Company in Court

FOLLOWING a two metre fall while working on a roof, a repair and maintenance company has been fined. On 7 September 2016, a roofer was...

Worker Suffers Multiple Injuries in Fall from Height

CONSTRUCTION company, Rivergate Developments Ltd, has been sentenced for safety breaches after an employee fell 2.7 metres through an open stairwell. On 31 May 2017,...

Increase in Hand Arm Vibration Breaches on Construction Sites

A 33% YEAR on year rise in the number of ‘Hand Arm Vibration’ breaches recorded on construction sites has been reported by the Building...

Manufacturer Fined after Contractor’s Roof Skylight Fall

A CARTON MANUFACTURER has been fined after a contractor suffered fatal head injuries after falling through a broken skylight. On 27 October 2017, a contractor...

Fatal Temporary Platform Fall Fine

OLIVER CONNELL and Son Ltd and Rydon Construction Ltd have been fined after a worker fell to his death when a temporary platform collapsed. On...

Company Fined after Scaffolding Collapsed into School Playground

A COMPANY has been fined after scaffolding it erected collapsed onto a neighbouring primary school. Swain Scaffolding Limited erected scaffolding 7m high and 8m long...

Serious Fall Lands Scaffolding Company in Court

AFTER suffering serious injuries following a fall from height, a metal fabrication company has been sentenced after an agency worker sustained serious injuries following a...

Well-Known Cladding Firm Fined after Worker’s Hand Crushed in Machinery

SIG Trading, trading as A Steadman and Son, has been fined after a worker’s hand became trapped in machinery. On 21 October 2015, Matthew Hook, an...

HSE Targets London Inspections on Health and Asbestos

THE LATEST Health and Safety Executive (HSE) construction inspection initiative begins this week, and will continue until 17 February. The campaign is primarily targeting London...