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HSE clamps down on refubisment sites

12 November 2015 - Health and saftey - admin - Comments Off on HSE clamps down on refubisment sites

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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. HSE targeted small refurbishment sites during the month long drive and 692 enforcement notices and 983 notifications of contravention […]

Worker in care unit for life after fall from roof

29 October 2015 - Health and saftey - admin - Comments Off on Worker in care unit for life after fall from roof

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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. Brian Honeyman fell six metres while helping to re-roof a house in Stenhousemuir and, as a result of his injuries, will likely reside in a care facility for the […]

Work related injury and ill health still costing Britain £14 billion per year

27 October 2015 - Health and saftey, Health and saftey statistics - admin - Comments Off on Work related injury and ill health still costing Britain £14 billion per year

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More than a million people are being made ill by their work, costing society £14.3 billion, according to new figures published today. Despite Britain remaining one of the safest places to work in Europe, injury and ill-health statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive show that an estimated 27.3 million working days were lost due to […]

Balfour Beatty fined £280,000 after worker killed from electrocution

25 October 2015 - Construction deaths, Health and saftey - admin - Comments Off on Balfour Beatty fined £280,000 after worker killed from electrocution

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Two companies have been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was electrocuted during work on a data centre in Middlesex. Balfour Beatty Engineering Services Ltd (BBES) was contracted to carry out multi-million pound infrastructure upgrade works at the data centre in Hounslow, while Norland Managed Services Ltd (NMS) were already contracted to provide mechanical […]

Piling rig contractor fined £16000 for risky practices

11 October 2015 - Health and saftey - admin - Comments Off on Piling rig contractor fined £16000 for risky practices

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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. Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court heard how Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector Melvyn Stancliffe made an inspection of a site in Maidstone, Kent, in December 2014 and witnessed the piling rig in […]

Steel frame erectors fined for safety shocker

6 October 2015 - Health and saftey - admin - Comments Off on Steel frame erectors fined for safety shocker

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A company that erects steel frames has been fined for safety failings while cladding a steel framed building. Swindon Magistrates’ Court heard how on 15 May 2015, Industrial Steel Frames Limited, of Derby was inspected by a Health and Safety Inspector who found that the company was not taking suitable measures to prevent falling from […]

Cheshire builder in court over absence of welfare facilities

22 September 2015 - Health and saftey - admin - Comments Off on Cheshire builder in court over absence of welfare facilities

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A Cheshire building contractor, Phillip Affleck, has been fined for serious health breaches and lack of welfare facilities on a Culcheth building site. Trafford Magistrates’ Court heard that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) received a complaint from a member of the public in May 2014 about the conditions on the site where work was […]

Altrincham building contractor sentenced over multiple safety failings

20 September 2015 - Health and saftey - admin - Comments Off on Altrincham building contractor sentenced over multiple safety failings

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A Cheshire builder has been sentenced after pleading guilty to multiple health and safety issues at a site in Altrincham where he was carrying out a shop conversion into three apartments. Peter Lawrence was running the building works at the former Ernill Butchers shop on Kingsway in Altrincham, where he now lives in one of […]

Newman Scott call on construction companies to do more for HSE

15 September 2015 - Health and saftey - admin - Comments Off on Newman Scott call on construction companies to do more for HSE

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A national interiors fit-out company Newman Scott, 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 industry. The company, whose clients include high-end retail brands, is backing the Health and Safety […]

Landlord prosecuted over carbon monoxide risk

5 September 2015 - Gas Safe Incidents, Health and saftey - admin - Comments Off on Landlord prosecuted over carbon monoxide risk

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A mother and her young son were put at risk of suffering carbon monoxide poisoning for seven years at their home in Ashton-under-Lyne, a court has heard. The woman’s landlord, Rent4U Ltd, of Manchester, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an inspection of the gas boiler at her home found it […]


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