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The latest news from the Stone Industry

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...
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...
Almost half the refurbishment projects in and around Stamford Hill in North East London visited by HSE last week have failed health and safety spot checks.A day-long inspection initiative  on 3...
On 6 April, the reporting requirements for RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases & Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995) changed so that you only have to report minor accidents or...
Government plans to halve the number of health & safety regulations and make it easier for companies to challenge Health & Safety Executive rulings – plans which have been welcomed by...
Automating lifting can improve productivity as well as health.
Saying stone is heavy is stating the obvious, but it is amazing how many injuries – and even some deaths – are suffered by those who seem to forget it. Since the previous issue of Natural...
Peter Robertshaw, Stone Federation’s new Health, Safety, Ethical & Environmental consultant, talking at the Federation’s annual conference.
Stone Federation has welcomed the publication of the Löfstedt Review into health & safety legislation that presages the swift removal of some of the red tape surrounding health & safety...
An appearance on Monty Don’s Mastercrafts programme on BBC2 has led to a prosecution by the Health & Safety Executive for Cambridgeshire stonemasons Atelier 109.The company was fined...
High street retailers Marks & Spencer have been fined £1million with £600,000 costs for putting contractors, staff and the public at risk from asbestos. Three contractors working on...
Going green on Portland.
Portland limestone company Albion Stone are cutting the embedded carbon content of their stone by using electricity generated from a £500,000 solar panel roof on their factory on the Dorset...
If HSE inspect you next you and find you wanting, they are going to charge you for their 'support' in putting it right.
From next year, HSE plan to charge you a fee if they have to give anything from advice to a Prohibition Notice, giving you yet another incentive to take health & safety seriously.The Government...

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