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Roofing firms business partners sentenced

29 September 2019 Email this article

Two business partners of a Salisbury based roofing firm have been sentenced following unsafe work at bowls club. Swindon Magistrates’ Court heard how between 23 April and 7 May 2018 workers of CB Roofing were seen working on the roof with unsafe access, no edge protection and nothing to prevent falls through the fragile roof material. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive ( ... more

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Facelift flashback to 2013 and the blue cock in Trafalgar Square...

4 September 2019 Email this article

German artist Katharina Fritzch was behind the oversized rooster, which was 4.7 metres tall and painted a deep matt blue. The statue on the 4th plinth was unveiled by the then Mayor and now Prime Minster Boris Johnson. Full story here ... more

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FMB - We must have a BREXIT deal - Small business already hit..

4 September 2019 Email this article

The Government must bring an end to the threat of ‘no deal’ and give clarity to UK businesses by securing a new deal with the EU, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), in response to the Construction PMI data released today. The data shows construction output has contracted again in August for the fourth month in a row, and new orders fell at the fastest pace for ... more

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Look out - Look up...

4 September 2019 Email this article

On average, one person dies or is seriously injured each month as a result of contact with overhead power lines. Data from the Health & Safety Executive shows that one in four of these cases (26%) will involve a lorry driver, making construction and road haulage workers at extreme risk of fatal injury in the workplace. To help reduce the number of fatalities amongst lorry drivers, the UK&rs ... more

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Construction safety event - September

4 September 2019 Email this article

Working Well Together are holding a free Safe Excavation event on Thursday the 19th of September 2019, 08:30 to 13:00, at the Construction, Skills & Innovation Centre (CSIC), Bridgwater and Taunton College in Bridgwater TA5 2LS. The construction industry has taken huge strides forward with regards to Safety and Health within the construction industry. There is still significant opportunity to ... more

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PASMA's Chair of the Council - message of safety at work

4 September 2019 Email this article

Gillian Rutter - PASMA's Chair, is a keen advocate of encouraging more women into the access industry and is thought to be the first woman ever to be elected to a similar post at any of the major UK work at height associations and federations. A member of PASMA's governing body since 1988 and the association's specialist Hire & Assembly committee since 2013, Gillian has been a life-long membe ... more

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CITB £10m boost for more diversity...

2 September 2019 Email this article

CITB will be targeting more than 11,800 people to attract them into construction careers, as part of the Pathways Into Construction programme. Construction output is expected to grow by 1.3% per year with 168,500 jobs being created by 2023 - challenging employers to recruit more people from diverse backgrounds.   Just 16% of construction employees are female, and 7% are from ... more

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Company fined for placing workers at risk...

2 September 2019 Email this article

A construction company has been fined for failing to comply with work at height regulations, placing employees at greater risk of injury. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that during an inspection on 23 May 2018 at Dudley House, The Grove, Hounslow, a number of issues in relation to working at height were identified. These included several unprotected edges, where a person could fall a ... more

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BREXIT - HSE confirms responsibilities and regulations will not change...

2 September 2019 Email this article

Health and safety protections, and your duties to protect the health and safety of people, will not change with Brexit. ​ We have made minor amendments to regualtions, to remove EU references but legal requirements, and the protections these provide, will be the same as they are now.​ After Brexit you should continue to manage your business and employees in a proportionate way to red ... more

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Employee fined for using a forklift and potato box to lift apprentice

2 September 2019 Email this article

An employee has been fined after an apprentice sustained serious injuries when he fell from a potato box lifted by a forklift truck. Peterborough Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 30 July 2018, Mr Francis Yardy used a forklift truck with an attached potato box to lift an apprentice electrician to a height of four metres to carry out electrical repairs at a potato storage warehouse near Ely ... more

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