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Working at height breaches increase by 84%

The Building Safety Group (BSG) has reported an 84% increase in the number of ‘Working at Height’ breaches occurring on construction sites during the...
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Company sentenced after labourer falls from height

A company has been sentenced after a worker fell through a skylight during the construction of a new farm building in Wimborne. Construction firm Cutler...
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HSE to carry-out spot checks and inspections in Manchester

The HSE is working with Manchester City Council to carry out spot check calls, visits and inspections on businesses in Manchester to check they...

Charity publishes support pack for workers who fall from height

UK charity launches free support pack helping people affected by a fall from height. THE NO FALLS FOUNDATION, the UK charity dedicated to preventing falls...
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No design and inadequate ties lead to scaffolding collapse

A scaffolding contractor has been hit with a £15,000 fine after scaffolding collapsed across the entrance to the car park of Coventry Skydome. The Birmingham...

Firm and boss fined after two workers fall from scaffold tower

A north-west roofing supplies firm and its director have been fined after two workers fell from a scaffold, sustaining serious injuries. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard...

Altrad reaches 11-years without a lost-time injury

Altrad has reached the landmark milestone of 11 years without a lost-time injury on a chemical site in Carrington, near Manchester. The firms teams...
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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...

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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