Health and safety

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) annual figures for work-related fatalities show that construction related deaths have fallen to 30. The provisional annual data for...
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The term ‘accident’ implies an unavoidable situation, an unforeseen disaster that brings harm to people and property. And although genuine accidents do happen on...

Figures obtained by Unite, via a Freedom of Information request, reveal that since 2010 there has been a 25 per cent reduction in the...
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In February 2016, the UK  government strengthened  sentencing guidelines for health and safety breaches with the outcome being much stricter penalties. Nearly one year...
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On-site machinery poses all kinds of risks aside from the obvious. Most risk assessments will account for crush-type injuries, but do yours consider long-term...
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Accidents while working at height continue to be a major contributor to recorded injuries and deaths for British workers. According to the most recent...
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There continues to be a noticeable shift in emphasis  in our sector from ‘safety’ to ‘health’. In a speech  earlier this year to construction...
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Every employer has a duty to  continually improve working  conditions for their employees to minimise the risk of occupational injury or illness. The latest...

Health and safety measures are often focused on processes and  machinery, and how best to protect employees and the general public from the dangers...
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Even though most construction firms are aware of their  responsibility for carrying out manual handling assessments, what those assessments need to include is not...