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Category: Construction

Building firm in court for ignoring regulator

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A building contractor has been sentenced after ignoring enforcement notices from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). 

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Firms sentenced after construction death

Monday, November 2, 2015

Two associate companies have been fined after the death of a worker in London, killed when concrete joists fell on him.

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CDM 2015: Introduction to the Role of the Principal Designer – new dates

Monday, November 2, 2015

This HSL event is aimed at designers, clients, contractors and/or individuals who may take on the pre-construction phase coordination role for the first time. Manchester, 24 November 2015; London, 2 December 2015; Birmingham, 27 January 2016.

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Roofer sentenced after safety breaches

Friday, October 30, 2015

The owner of a specialist roofing company has been sentenced after admitting dangerous working practices.

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Man falls from roof with life-changing injuries

Thursday, October 29, 2015

A man was sentenced for safety failings that led to a father-of-three falling from the roof of a house, resulting in horrific head and spinal injuries.

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Worker fatally injured falling through fragile roof

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

An employer was fined when a casual worker he employed to repair a shed roof fell and was fatally injured.

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HSE releases injury and ill-health statistics 2014/15

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The full statistical report and industry specific data can be found online.

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Engineering and facilities firms sentenced

Friday, October 23, 2015

Two companies have been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was electrocuted during work on a data centre in Middlesex.

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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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Construction client sentenced over multiple safety failings

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Hertfordshire based care provider engaged in construction works, has been fined after it admitted unsafe working practices, including failure to remove asbestos materials from the old buildings before demolition work. 

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Construction firm sentenced after dumper truck topple

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A construction firm has been sentenced after a worker was injured when a 10 tonne dumper truck he was driving over turned and landed in an open excavation. 

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Family, including three-year-old girl, exposed to dangerous asbestos

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Tenants of a house in Lincolnshire, including a three year old girl, were exposed to dangerous levels of deadly asbestos dust, a court was told.

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Builder fined after worker fell through fragile roof

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A builder has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered life changing injuries when he fell through a fragile roof light.

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Concrete pumping company fined after worker injured

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A concrete pumping company has been fined after a worker was injured when his foot got trapped by the paddles in the hopper of a concrete pump.

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New Construction (Design and Management) 2015 FAQs

Monday, October 19, 2015

Frequently asked questions covering: Notifications – F10s, Maintenance, Principal Designer (PD), Small builder, Construction Phase Plan (CPP), Self build and Miscellaneous.

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Staffordshire construction firm fined after agency worker fall

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A construction company has been fined after an agency worker suffered life threatening chest injuries when he fell three and a half metres through a gap in a new floor.

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Contractor’s neglect of safety leads to £16,000 in fines

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A specialist piling contractor has been fined after it was found to be operating a powerful rig without a safety guard around the rotating auger.

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Steel frame company fined for safety failings

Monday, October 5, 2015

A company that erects steel frames has been fined for safety failings while cladding a steel framed building.

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Global firms sentenced after worker killed

Friday, October 2, 2015

Two global companies have been sentenced after a worker was killed and another seriously injured during construction of an offshore wind farm. 

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RR1067 – Case studies to demonstrate the practical application of the Leadership and Worker Involvement Toolkit (LWIT)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

This research explored the use of the toolkit by five construction small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to gain an understanding of how it is applied in practice. The findings from this research provide insights for HSE and industry on how to encourage construction SMEs to improve leadership and worker involvement in health and safety.

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