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Category: Construction

RR1082 – The effectiveness of HSE’s regulatory approach: The construction example

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

This project has examined the effectiveness HSE’s approach to regulation of the construction sector since 2001. HSE provided a catalyst for change – utilising its unique information on the industry and expertise in understanding reasonably practicable control to support risk creators in their control of these risks.

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Timber-frame firm fined for fire safety and traffic offences

Monday, August 8, 2016

J G Hale Construction Ltd based in South Wales has been fined £100,000 for running an unsafe timber-frame construction site.

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Company expose family to risk of asbestos

Friday, July 29, 2016

A Hertfordshire-based home improvement company has been fined after the unsafe removal of asbestos material from a domestic property.

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Bradford firm fined after worker fell through skylight

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A company which manufactures signage and displays for high street retailer was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker fell to his death through a roof light.

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Suspended ceiling inspection

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

1 September marks the deadline by which theatre owners should have had their suspended plaster ceilings inspected by a specialist to ensure that they are safe. New guidance about this which was co-written with HSE following the collapse of the Apollo Theatre ceiling in 2013, can be found on the ABTT website at If […]

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Essex school fined after refurbishment disturbs asbestos

Friday, July 22, 2016

An Essex school has been fined after poorly-planned and managed refurbishment and maintenance activities exposed school staff and others to asbestos.

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Worker trapped by three tonne road roller

Friday, July 22, 2016

An exhibitions and displays company has been fined for safety breaches after a labourer was crushed by a road roller.

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Worker injured falling down a service riser shaft

Thursday, July 21, 2016

A construction company in Gateshead has been fined after a worker suffered injury when he fell down a service riser shaft.

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Steel galvanising firm fined over safety breach

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A galvanising firm was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered severe injuries.

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Company fined after joiner injured

Monday, July 11, 2016

A construction company in Northumberland has been fined after a joiner fell approximately four metres suffering injury.

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Construction worker crushed by excavator on school demolition site.

Friday, July 8, 2016

A construction company was sentenced today after a worker suffered crush injuries when he was hit and then run over by an excavator.

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Annual workplace fatality statistics published

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces has been released today.

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Timber company fined for safety failings

Monday, July 4, 2016

A Timber company based in Somerset has been sentenced for safety failings relating to a construction project.

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Worker killed after fall through roof

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Two companies based in Northamptonshire have been fined after a worker died following a fall through a roof.

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Suspended prison sentence for unregistered gas worker

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A man who fitted central heating boilers at two houses in Greater Manchester has received a suspended prison sentence, after he admitted he did not have the required safety registration to do the work.

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HSE & HMRC joint webinar: Working with construction and with contractors – 5 July 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

As a business you may need to choose a contractor for building or repair work on your premises. This live webinar will help you find answers to typical questions about health and safety in construction as a commercial client and as a small contractor – register now.

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BT fined £500,000 after engineer breaks his back in fall

Monday, June 13, 2016

British Telecom plc (BT) has been fined £500,000 after an engineer fell seven metres from a loft in London, breaking his back and his ankles.

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Firm fined for safety failings at property development

Thursday, June 9, 2016

A company based in Cardiff has been fined for safety failings during a property development.

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Free event: Working at height safely – Harrogate, 22 June 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016

This free event is being organised by Harrogate & District Health and Safety Forum, a partnership between local businesses, HSE and Harrogate Borough Council. Work at height accounts for significant numbers of fatal and serious accidents at work. This event will help plan, assess and control risks from work at height activities. Book now.

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Roofer fined for unsafe roof work

Friday, June 3, 2016

A Bracknell based roofer has been fined for safety failings after a complaint was made to HSE regarding unsafe roof work.

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