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The latest news from the Stone Industry

Make sure you do not fall foul of Health, Safety, Ethical & Environmental laws and regulations or you will be charged £133-an-hour by HSE.
On Monday 1 October the Health & Safety Executive started charging £124-an-hour for its 'support' if inspectors visit and find action of any kind needs to be taken – from...
Baroness Thompson cuts the ribbon to open the new shop at Durham Cathedral, accompanied by The Very Reverend Michael Sadgrove, Dean of Durham.
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, one of the country’s most celebrated Paralympians who has won 16 medals, 11 of them Gold, opened the new, accessible shop and undercroft foyer at Durham Cathedral...
The Government is proposing to remove much of health & safety legislation from the self-employed, as long as what they do does not endanger anyone else.A consultation period about the proposal...
 
If you are in Dumfries & Galloway you can get free, potentially lifesaving advice at an event on 25 October aimed at preventing injury and ill health on site.The construction industry is one of...
Work at six building sites in the Bradford area was halted immediately during an inspection initiative focusing on the construction industry by the Health & Safety Executive.There were 61 sites...
Barnsley precast firm Bespoke Precast has been ordered to pay more than £142,000 in fines and costs for serious safety breaches after a worker died of his injuries after he was crushed by a 1....
Bournemouth company Modular Granite Ltd has been fined £3,000 with £6,898 costs after two workers were crushed by granite slabs they were trying to move.Chris Thurston, 34, from Poole,...
Stone Federation Health, Safety, Ethical & Environmental consultant Peter Robertshaw: “The Governmnet is not saying you shouldn’t work safely.
The Government is making it clear it does not want health & safety to stand in the way of the private sector leading the economy out of recession and has said it will bin half the regulations....
Construction sites across Scotland and the North East of England are being put under the safety spotlight as part of an inspection initiative aimed at reducing death, injury and ill health when...
Construction sites in Yorkshire are being checked for safety this month as part of an inspection initiative aimed at reducing death, injury and ill health when working at height. The targeted...
Stone (and a great many other) companies have often complained about the unfair burden of health & safety legislation in the UK.Now the government has said it is removing routine inspections from...
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has opened a 12-week consultation on proposals to simplify and clarify how businesses comply with the requirements under the Reporting of Injuries, Disease...
Stevenson’s P&H Ltd of Pinner, Middlesex, has been fined £20,000 and ordered to pay £7,373 in costs for safety failings after an employee was seriously injured in a fall from...
A day-long inspection initiative by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) on 19 June saw a team of inspectors visit 59 construction sites across London at Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster,...
The Stone Company UK Ltd, of Great Baddow, near Chelmsford, Essex, has been fined £20,000 with £40,000 costs for safety failings after a worker was crushed to death when artificial stone...

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