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Indian stone
Marshalls PLC – one of the UK's leading manufacturers of hard landscaping products, including natural stones sourced in the Far East – has become first to be verified against BRE'...
Construction firm Structural Metal Decks Ltd (SMDL) has been fined £105,000 after a worker was left paralysed from the neck down following an accident at a building site in Kilsyth, North...
Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how Jair Morales was installing plywood boards covering holes on the third floor of a building at a construction site in Uxbridge, Middlesex, when he...
Video
A Manchester building contractor and a company owner have been fined a total of £17,000 after a worker was seriously injured on a refurbishment site.The 53-year-old father of two from Salford...
HAVS
A company based in Oxfordshire has been fined £6,000 with £2,263.45 costs after a worker contracted severe hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).HAVS comes from the use of hand-held power...
The director of a construction company has been sent to prison for eight months and banned from being a director following a young worker being burnt when he followed an instruction to stand on top...
Wind turbines
Although there have been distractions lately, sustainability is still an issue. Failing to address it could be losing you business and increasing your overheads.Maybe greenhouse gasses released into...
Facemask test
Half of 10 brands of facemasks from different manufacturers tested by the Health & Safety Executive had faults or failed. All of them carried a CE mark.The results are published in a report (...
The 57 year-old manager of an access plant hire firm was sentenced to two years imprisonment on 6 January for his neglect of health & safety obligations that led to the death of one man and...
Three companies have been fined more than £2million between them in Lincoln Crown Court after a worker’s leg was broken in six places when a trench collapsed on him.After the incident,...
Dust is a priority
The Department of Work & Pensions launched the Health & Safety Executive's new Health & Work Strategy on 15 December.The British Safety Council has welcomed it, saying it starts an...
Health & Safety
Health & safety statistics for 2015-16, published on 2 November by the Health & Safety Executive, show Construction once again recording the highest number of deaths for any sector at 43,...
Cornish construction company MJL Contractors Ltd has been fined £200,000 after a worker had to have both legs amputated around the knee after being crushed by a dumper truck.Roger Daw, 58, was...
Tom Cleary
You don’t have to look far to see evidence of the impact the new sentencing guidelines for health & safety infringements are having. In fact, you don’t have to look any further than...
Cambridge construction company Frazer Stannard Ltd has been fined £100,000 after a 10m long piece of temporary hoarding around a building site fell on to an elderly woman, pinning her to the...

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