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HSE: Death rate in construction on the rise

Latest statistics from the Health and Safety Executive reveal death rates in construction have increased. The figures show 40 construction site workers were killed as...
Scaffolding firm fined £5K after scaffolder fell eight-meters

Scaffolding firm fined £5K after scaffolder fell eight-meters

A scaffolding company has been fined £5000 after one of its workers fell from an eight-meter-high scaffold. JR Scaffolding Services has claimed responsibility in court...
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HSE issues safety alert over dodgy face masks

The Health and Safety Executive has issued a safety alert over dodgy Chinese face-masks which are flooding the UK market. The HSE has stated that...
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Worker dies as cherry picker hits power line

A man has been killed in an incident involving a cherry picker at the Willand Biogas site near Cullompton, Devon. The workman aged 34, was...
site operating procedures put workers at risk says Unite

Latest Site Operating Procedures place ‘workers at risk’ warns Unite

Construction union Unite has sent an open letter to the Construction Leadership Council (CLC), warning that the organisation’s site operating procedures (SOP) are placing...
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HSE Restarts Site Inspections

The Health and Safety Executive has announced it's resuming with construction site inspections. As the construction industry in England begins to return to work after...
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HSE Warns it will Take Action on Social Distancing Failures

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has stressed it could shut construction sites down if social distancing rules are not followed.
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HSE suspends routine inspections

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has stopped all routine inspections amid safety fears over the coronavirus outbreak. It's understood the HSE will continue to...
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Update on HSE investigation after Reading demolition incident

A section of scaffolding collapsed on a demolition site in Reading injuring three people in August 2019. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is still...
Police raid CITB training centres

CITB safety test cheats caught in police raids

Three safety test workers have been arrested after being caught giving answers to candidates for cash. According to reports, the cheating was exposed by counter-fraud...
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