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Stone Federation have this month published a document called Selecting the Correct Stone, part of which has been used as a response to an early day motion by MPs last month that called on firms to...
Consultant Barry Hunt answers readers questions.
In this regular column, Consultant Barry Hunt answers reader enquiries. If you have a question, email it to: [email protected] marked for Barry’s attention.Q: I have been told granite worktops can...
Caught in the act: On the roof of the Black Horse without a harness.
A Merseyside builder has been fined £1,500 with £1,000 costs after he and another man were spotted working on a pub roof in St Helens without safety equipment.The Health & Safety...
 
The Sentencing Guidelines Council last month (February) published definitive guideline on the penalties for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences which lead to the death of an...
Yorkshire-based stone and conservation company William Anelay have been fined £30,000 with £6,000 costs for exposing their masons to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) dust.The company...
One of the Shattered Lives posters from HSE.
Slips, trips and falls in the workplace left 10,000 people injured last year. There were even 21 construction workers killed in such incidents. Now the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has...
Orange-brown biotite mica, a common constituent of granite and many other stones, typically exhibits zircon inclusions with associated dark haloes.
In this regular column, Consultant Barry Hunt answers reader enquiries. If you have a question, email it to: [email protected] marked for Barry’s attentionQ: I have been told granite worktops can...
A self-locking dolly from Americans Abaco sold in the UK by D Zambelis.
Anywhere there is a potential for someone to crush, cut, graze or break bits of themselves there is a better way of carrying out that task and probably some device to make it easier, or at least some...
Crown Oil UK have launched a diesel fuel they say has 100% carbon offset. Available to construction, utility, plant and rail industries, the standard red-diesel carbon offset against carbon reduction...
A contractor was fined £750 with £750 costs last month (December) after a labourer drowned while building an extension at a house in Wembley, Brent.The court heard that the 21-year-old...
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have once again issued warnings about ‘A’ frames following the prosecution of a company where another serious crush injury led to a man having his...
How safe is your workshop for the people in it? BOHS members can held you protect your masons from industrial disease and injuries.
There is a legal requirement for companies to assess workplace risks and avoid exposing employees to them. Anthea Page, Examinations and Communications Manager of the British Occupational Hygiene...
Respiratory disease is the second biggest killer in the UK and deaths from occupational lung disease are rising rapidly.
Alan McArthur, Technical Specialist for 3M, manufacturers of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) in the UK, discusses some of the issues involved in using masksThere is no room for cynicism or...
Every year thousands of workers in Britain develop serious diseases because of what they breathe in at work. Masons are at particular risk from the silica in the dust in their environment because all...
Every day at least one British worker is seriously injured – including amputations, fractures and dislocations – in a forklift truck accident. Every six weeks someone dies.And there are...

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