7th February 2024
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It’s time to tackle skin problems in the construction industry

For workers in the construction industry, chances are they’re on their feet all day and constantly using their hands. But they might not always take the time to look after their skin, which can be exposed to potentially harmful chemicals and materials. Work oftern takes place in often harsh outdoor conditions and sometimes requires the […]

HSE launches campaign to combat aches in construction

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned that construction workers are picking up injuries and conditions that can stop them working and leave them struggling to stand, walk, or sit down. HSE inspectors will be carrying out 1,000 inspections in October and November checking how workers are moving heavy or bulky materials. The law […]

Demolition company fined after fall from height fatality

A dismantling and demolition company has been fined after a worker fell 30 feet to his death when part of a pipe bridge platform gave way. Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court heard that John Gary Robertson, known as Gary Robertson, employed by CBR02 Limited (formerly known as Brown and Mason) suffered multiple injuries following a fall from […]

Former construction company directors sentenced for failing to prevent exposure to asbestos

Two former company directors have been sentenced and fined after a refurbishment project at a former department store was found to have disturbed asbestos containing materials (ACMs) while demolition work was still taking place. Newcastle Crown Court heard that during October 2017, the former Joplings Department Store in Sunderland was undergoing refurbishment when workers disturbed […]

Study finds construction workers at higher risk of suicide

Initiatives aimed at protecting the mental health of construction workers may not be getting to those who need them, leading to an increased risk of suicide, researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University have warned. The new findings come after academics at the University’s Research Centre for Built Environment Asset Management (BEAM) Centre helped develop a ‘dashboard’ […]

HSE Software: The Foundation of Improved Health and Safety for Construction Companies

By She Software Ltd Consider these data points. In 2019, the number of fatalities on U.S. construction sites were 1,066. In Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), there were 40 fatal injuries across 2019 and 2020. This fatality data probably isn’t all that surprising. Construction is a dangerous and inconsistent business. Worksites are rarely the same place twice. There […]

How safety is driving green shoots in the UK construction industry

It goes without saying that all industries are facing difficult times trying to negotiate the impact of a global pandemic. Add into the equation the uncertainty over Brexit, and years of being in the doldrums, and the UK construction sector hasn’t had it easy. But could a brighter future be on the horizon, driven by new safety […]