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HSE to run month-long inspection blitz in construction

HSE inspectors are set to target construction sites in Great Britain to check that their health standards are up to scratch. Starting on Monday 5...
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HSE Spot Inspections Target Bolton and Trafford

Bolton and Trafford are the latest areas the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is specifically targeting with spot inspections to ensure workplaces are COVID-secure. Following...
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Isle of Wight worker dies during demo project

Three construction companies have been fined after a worker suffered fatal injuries while demolishing a two-storey building in preparation for a development project. Portsmouth Crown...
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Scaffolder seriously injured after falling at Scottish factory

A scaffolder has been rushed to hospital after falling at a factory in Scotland The 39-year-old worker reportedly fell through the roof of Norbord's MDF...
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Demo trade body launches new safety guidance video for scaffolding

National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) has produced a scaffolding safety guidance video for demolition contractors. The video published today aims to predominately educate demolition...
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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...
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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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