A Swindon-based scaffolding company and its director have been sentenced after a worker was left with life-changing injuries. Swindon Magistrates’ Court heard how the worker was erecting scaffolding on 19 December 2016 when the structure came into contact with 33KV
Balfour Beatty and two of its subcontractors have been fined a total of £1.27m after workers were exposed to asbestos while refurbishing a school in Waltham Forest. Southwark Crown Court heard that on 24 July 2012 a worker removed part
Hatchmere Park Ltd has been fined after failing to comply with enforcement safety notices. On 12 March 2015, a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector visited the construction site at Falcon Park, Devon and observed serious health and safety failings.
HSE have banned the use of ladders on building sites No, this isn’t the case. Ladders and stepladders can be a sensible and practical option. They can be used for work at height when the use of other work equipment
BBC programme highlights the heart-breaking and all too common issue of Asbestos in Schools A recent programme on BBC, Victoria Derbyshire highlighted the all too real issue of asbestos in schools. The item featured three individuals who believe that their
From HSE.gov.uk: A national home builder has been fined for safety failings after a bricklayer was badly injured in a three metre fall when a temporary platform collapsed. Daniel Kersey, 64, from Royal Wootton Bassett, fractured vertebrae and sustained deep
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today published draft guidance on the legal requirements in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015). Subject to parliamentary approval CDM 2015 will come into force on 6th April 2015. These will
A major construction company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was critically injured when he was run over by a nine tonne dumper truck. David Windsor, 62, of St George, Bristol, suffered life changing injuries, including severe