Company fined £450k and director and site manager sentenced following death of labourer
Construction Safety
by Sonya Parker
4M ago
A company has been fined £450,000, the firm’s director has received a suspended prison sentence and the site manager sentenced to 130 hours of unpaid work after a labourer was crushed to death at a construction site. The deceased had been removing supporting metal bars with an angle grinder as part of a large-scale renovation […] The post Company fined £450k and director and site manager sentenced following death of labourer appeared first on Construction Safety ..read more
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Metal Working Fluids and Health Surveillance
Construction Safety
by Sonya Parker
4M ago
The HSE is inspecting manufacturing businesses that use metalworking fluids in their machining processes until March. As part of the inspection you will be required to provide evidence and information concerning what is in place for Health Surveillance for employees working with, or likely to be exposed to metal working fluids. Setting up health surveillance […] The post Metal Working Fluids and Health Surveillance appeared first on Construction Safety ..read more
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Building control approval: did you know?
Construction Safety
by Sonya Parker
4M ago
This is the latest update from the BSR (Building Safety Regulator) If you’re planning any projects on higher-risk buildings in England, you need building control approval from the BSR before any building work can commence. This includes new builds and refurbishment works on existing properties. On 1 October 2023, BSR became the Building Control Authority […] The post Building control approval: did you know? appeared first on Construction Safety ..read more
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Working safely with display screen equipment
Construction Safety
by Sonya Parker
4M ago
As an employer, you must protect your workers from the health risks of working with display screen equipment (DSE), such as PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations apply to workers who use DSE daily, for continuous periods of an hour or more, these workers are known as ‘DSE […] The post Working safely with display screen equipment appeared first on Construction Safety ..read more
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Changes for Construction Safety (CS) Ltd 2024
Construction Safety
by Sonya Parker
4M ago
To all our retained clients and potentially new clients. Construction Safety has undergone a few minor changes in the last few months. To keep you updated of those changes all details are below. Construction Safety (CS) Ltd Lulworth House 51 High Street Cheadle Staffs ST10 1AR Tel: 01782 388672 www.constructionsafety.org.uk The post Changes for Construction Safety (CS) Ltd 2024 appeared first on Construction Safety ..read more
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HSE Advisory LPG forklift truck fire risk
Construction Safety
by Sonya Parker
1y ago
HSE Advisory LPG forklift truck fire risk Health and Safety Executive – Safety notice Department name: Engagement and Policy Division (EPD) Bulletin number: EPD02-2023 Issue date: 05/23 Target audience: Anyone responsible operating, supplying, inspecting or maintaining LPG powered forklift trucks. Issue HSE is issued an advisory after becoming aware of a number of fires on, and around, liquefied petroleum […] The post HSE Advisory LPG forklift truck fire risk appeared first on Construction Safety ..read more
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HSE Site Inspection – Dust Initiative May-June 2023
Construction Safety
by Sonya Parker
1y ago
HSE Construction ebulletin Issued: 11 May 2023 HSE Site Inspection – Dust Initiative May-June 2023 Site inspections across Great Britain start next week HSE inspection initiative for the construction sector targeting respiratory health risks How dust is managed on site is a matter of life and death. Construction workers are dying and many more become […] The post HSE Site Inspection – Dust Initiative May-June 2023 appeared first on Construction Safety ..read more
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The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA).
Construction Safety
by Sonya Parker
1y ago
The Health and Safety at Work Act came into existence almost 50 years ago. All employers must comply with The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The way the Act was written has enabled businesses and organisations to innovate and develop without the need to constantly change it. The impact of the Act can […] The post The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA). appeared first on Construction Safety ..read more
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Construction Safety Update
Construction Safety
by Sonya Parker
1y ago
Unit 29, Blythe Park, Cresswell Lane, Cresswell, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST11 9RD Tel:  01782 388672   mail@constructionsafety.org.uk.  www.constructionsafety.org.uk Happy New Year to all old and new clients. Construction Safety saw several changes and developments within our company towards the end of 2022. This bulletin is to update you on the changes and future oppurtunities the […] The post Construction Safety Update appeared first on Construction Safety ..read more
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Welding Fume Exposure
Construction Safety
by Sonya Parker
1y ago
Welding Fumes Introduction: There is new scientific evidence from the International Agency for Research on Cancer that exposure to mild steel welding fume can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer in humans. The Workplace Health Expert Committee has endorsed the reclassification of mild steel welding fume as a human carcinogen. Consequences: With immediate effect, […] The post Welding Fume Exposure appeared first on Construction Safety ..read more
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