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HSE Calls on High Rise Designers to Prepare for Building Safety...

THE HEALTH AND SAFETY Executive (HSE) is urging high-rise building designers to prepare now for the changes coming when the Building Safety Bill becomes...

Site Spot Check Finds Woeful Welfare with Numerous Breaches

A NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION company has been fined after an unannounced site spot check inspection by the Health and Safety Executive found poor welfare standards,...

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...

Roofer and Builder Sentenced after Fall from Height

A BUILDING CONTRACTOR and a roofing contractor have been fined after an employee fell five metres from a first-floor extension, breaking several vertebrae in...

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...

Company Fined After Worker’s Cement Sheet Roof Fall

AN ASBESTOS REMOVAL COMPANY has been fined after a worker's cement sheet roof fall and fractured a vertebrae bone in his back. Aberdeen Sheriff Court...

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’...

New Ladder Safety for Employers Guidance and Webinar from Ladder Association...

TWO NEW GUIDANCE documents on working safely on ladders will be released by the Ladder Association and Health & Safety Executive (HSE). The guidance will...

Jon Vanstone Appointed Chair of Interim Industry Competence Committee

JON VANSTONE has been appointed as chair of the Interim Industry Competence Committee (IICC) which advises on establishing the Building Safety Regulator. Appointed to the...