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While Simon Lewis was operating an excavator clearing a site for a new build house, the excavator tipped and trapped his leg. It resulted in his leg being amputated.But the incident only came to...
Sarah Newton

Sarah Newton, who became Chair of the Health & Safety Executive in August, reflects on her first months in the job.

Sarah Newton, who replaced Martin Temple as chair of the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in August last year, reflects on her first months with the organisation in a blog she says will become a...
HAVS

Saint-Gobain's £500,000 fine for three cases of HAVS among its employees should be a warning to stone companies to carry out health surveillance and protect workers from exposure to harmful levels of vibration.

Saint-Gobain Construction Products UK Ltd has been fined £500,000 after three people working at its foundry in Telford, Shropshire, were diagnosed with hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). ...
A company has been fined £250,000 with £100,000 costs after an employee lost his arm as the result of a disc cutter kicking back. Truro Crown Court heard this month (4 March) how on...
Covid test

Companies with 50 employees or more are being offered free Covid testing kits to help stop the spread of the virus. Smaller companies should use community testing centres.

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As more people return to work, the government is asking companies to help stop a resurgence of Covid-19 by asking employees to take the free 'lateral flow' Covid tests that are available and...
Ludgate West

Ludgate West, in the City of London, is one of the British projects that have used French limestone now being quarried by North American company Polycor.

North American stone company Polycor started extracting stone in Europe in 2018 with the acquisition of four French quarries. Last year it helped spread the stone message in Britain, as Bryan...
Wunda Group underfloor heating

Save money with underfloor heating.

Paul Simmonds, Digital Marketing Manager of Wunda Group, explains how Underfloor heating helps homeowners take back power on energy costs.There’s a lot to be said about waking up on a cold...
Amy Webb

Amy Webb: "The future of the built environment is most certainly green."

by Amy Webb, Trainee Sustainable Engineer at building services design consultancy Whitecode Design Associates    I always knew I wanted to work in sustainability. My appreciation for...
Worktop Fabricators Federation

Guidance for working through the current lockdown comes from the WFF.

The Worktop Fabricators Federation (WFF) has passed on a fresh warning to its members in the face of the new year lockdown to make sure their covid precautions are up to date. Secretary General...
Brevik plant in Norway

HeidelbergCement's Brevik plant in Norway, where it plans to have the world's first full-scale cement carbon capture & storage facility up and running in 2024.

HeidelbergCement plans to have the world's first full-scale cement carbon capture & storage facility up and running at its Brevik plant in Norway in 2024. Funding for the project is...
Gillian Keegan

Gillian Keegan, the Government Minister for Apprenticeships & Skills: “This report is a welcome step in the right direction, acting as a handbook for main contractors on how to decarbonise their businesses and their supply chains."

The National Federation of Builders’ Major Contractors Group has armed main contractors with practical tools for accelerating a move towards achieving net zero carbon with the publication of a...
Vibration

£80,000 fine after four employees suffer hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).

The latest fine for exposing workers to the risk of the debilitating and painful condition of hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) has earned the employer an £80,000 fine with £5,293.10...
1 December 2020 | Health, Safety, Ethical & Environmental | 2 Comments
A man has died at West Midlands worktop company Graniteland after stone slabs fell on him. The incident happened at the Graniteland premises on Lyde Green, Halesowen, at about 3.20pm on Monday...
A company has been fined £24,000 and ordered to pay £1,412.24 in costs after an employee cut his face when an angle grinder kicked-back. The cutting disc caused a deep...
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111 fatal injuries at work (40 in construction) 693,000 non-fatal injuries (61,000 in construction) 1.6million working people suffering from a work-related illness (81,000 in construction)...

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