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Chief Inspector challenges small construction sites to act now to manage workers health and safety

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE’s) Chief Inspector of Construction is challenging the refurbishment industry to act now and protect their workers, after 46 per cent of sites fell below standards during a recent inspection initiative.

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HSE issues health warning to the stone industry

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Health and Safety Executive is urging the stone industry to do more to protect workers’ health following findings of a recent inspection initiative in the south of England.

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National company calls on the construction industry to learn from their mistakes during HSE’s refurbishment initiative

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A national interiors fit-out company, previously prosecuted by the health and safety regulator, is calling on their construction colleagues to act now in improving standards and reduce the number of deaths, injuries and cases of ill-health in their ind…

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Basement Initiative leads to prosecution for London construction firm

Thursday, May 28, 2015

London construction company Darma Limited has been fined over £13,000 after an unannounced inspection from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found dangerous conditions on a basement excavation site. 

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Development company guilty of repeated safety breaches

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A development company has been sentenced for breaches of the Work at Height Regulations.

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One in two basement sites in top London boroughs fails safety inspections

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Almost half of domestic basement projects across three London boroughs failed unannounced safety checks during a two-day initiative, figures reveal.

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Basement building in London faces safety scrutiny

Monday, March 2, 2015

A two-day inspection initiative of basement projects in high-value London boroughs is to be carried out by the Health and Safety Executive next week. (w/c 9 March).

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Forty per cent of construction sites fail health and safety spot-checks

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

HSE is urging the construction industry to ensure basic health and safety measures are in place after a month long inspection initiative found 40 per cent of sites failing to properly protect workers.

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Safer sites – targeted inspection initiative September 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

‘Health as well as safety’ is the message during this year’s Construction Initiative as poor standards and unsafe practices on Britain’s building sites are targeted. From 22 September until 17 October, HSE Construction Inspectors will carry out unannounced visits to sites where refurbishment projects or repair works are underway.

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National clampdown targets construction industry’s poor health record

Monday, September 22, 2014

‘Health as well as safety’ will be the message as poor standards and unsafe work on Britain’s building sites are targeted as part of a nationwide drive  aimed at reducing ill health, death and injury in the industry.

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Fee for Intervention is effective and should stay, says report

Thursday, September 4, 2014

 A scheme designed to shift the cost of regulating workplace health and safety from the public purse to businesses who break the law has proven effective and should stay, an independent report has concluded.

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Construction inspections find sites failing to prevent health risks

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A national targeted inspection focussing on health risks for construction workers saw enforcement action taken at one in six of hundreds of sites visited.

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HSE is recruiting for the role of HM Inspector of Health and Safety

Monday, July 21, 2014

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a world leader in health and safety, various locations across Great Britain. Apply now – closing date for applications is 15 August 2014.

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HSE announces results of asbestos management in schools inspections 2013/14

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published the results of its latest asbestos in schools inspection initiative, which took place in 2013/14.

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Inspections challenge construction sites to ‘Think Health’

Monday, June 23, 2014

Poor working conditions likely to lead to ill health on building sites will be targeted this month as work continues to reduce death, injury and ill health in the industry.

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Firm fined for silica failings despite previous warning

Monday, May 12, 2014

A natural stone supply firm has been fined for failing to protect workers from exposure to hazardous substances – despite a previous warning.

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Clampdown on poor welfare on West Midlands construction sites

Monday, February 3, 2014

Poor standards of welfare and unsafe work on building sites in the West Midlands will be targeted this month as part of an annual push to reduce death, injury and ill health in the industry.

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One in three basement projects fail safety checks

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

More than a third of domestic basement projects in three London boroughs failed unannounced safety checks during a two-day clampdown, figures reveal.

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Safer sites initiative 2013 – image gallery 3

Friday, September 27, 2013

As the initiative draws to a close, take a look at our final image gallery of good and bad practice.

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Safer sites initiative 2013 – image gallery 2

Monday, September 23, 2013

The ‘Safer sites’ construction initiative is about to enter its final week, check out our image gallery of good and bad practice.

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