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Scaffolding Firm Fined 30K After Scaffolder’s Fall

By Daniel NortonFred Lewis Scaffolding Ltd has been prosecuted after a scaffolder fell seven metrers through a roof in Stoke-on-Trent.Father of three Gary Hampton,28,...

Scaffold Firm Fined £85,000 After Worker Is Paralysed

 A scaffolding company faces fines and costs totalling £85,000 following an accident which paralysed a worker.Father-of-three David Collins was unloading behind Argos, in Festival...

NASC Calls For Legal Change On ‘Competence’

 Responding to the recent government report by Professor Löfstedt on the review into existing Health and Safety legislation, the NASC (National Access & Scaffolding...

Business partners fined £13K for scaffolding collapse

 Two scaffolding business partners that erected unsafe scaffolding were sentenced on Wednesday 16 November.Scaffolding Systems South West bosses were fined a total of £13,000,...

NASC withdraws safe height tables for Vol 2 of TG20:08

 Due to the impending review of TG20:08 Volume 2, which is necessary following the introduction of the European Wind Code and the publication of...

Scaffolders increase but incidents fall by 20%

The NASC (National Access & Scaffolding Confederation) has launched its latest annual Safety Report. The report which is an audit of all NASC ‘Contracting’...

Property firm fined after worker’s scaffold fall

A London property development company has been sentenced after a migrant worker suffered severe head injuries when he fell from scaffolding at a Hackney...

Leaked HSE letter shows safety checks at risk from cuts

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is proposing to reduce unannounced workplace inspections by a third, the BBC has learnedA leaked letter from the...

Concern over safety at construction sites

Four workers died and 645 were injured in construction accidents across the East Midlands in a year, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has...

HSE Press Release: Firms sentenced after Bolton steeplejack falls to death

Two companies have been fined a total of £85,000 after a steeplejack fell 50 metres to his death from an Edwardian chimney in Bolton,...

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