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A Cornwall-based construction company has been fined £250,000 after a ground worker sustained life changing injuries in an incident involving a disc cutter.
By on 04 March 2021
New developments in safety helmet technology are helping to protect workers from traumatic brain injuries.
By Chris Tidy, Centurion Safety Products on 31 March 2021
Smartcard technology is making it easier for construction site managers to check workers have the right qualifications, training and skills to work safely and in a competent manner, says Alan O’Neile.
By Alan O’Neile, Construction Skills Certification Scheme on 25 March 2021
Aluminium scaffold towers can provide safe access to awkward high areas, but it’s essential they are only designed, assembled and dismantled by qualified personnel.
By Don Aers on 16 March 2021
Non-essential housing maintenance work must stop, says Unite, which reports that tenants in Kent as well as workers are being exposed to the virus for small jobs around the house.
By Belinda Liversedge on 08 February 2021
That ‘we shout safety but whisper health’ was something regularly heard within the construction health and safety community before 2020.
By Jennie Armstrong on 19 November 2020
The history of workers' struggles for safety, written by workers who participated in and shaped those struggles and victories is a rarity – even more so maybe in recent history because we think all the main battles have been won.
By Belinda Liversedge on 02 September 2020
Construction company, Costain Limited has been fined £1.2 million after two workers were struck by a collapsing reinforcement cage during the construction of a road bypass.
By Belinda Liversedge on 27 July 2020
As the July edition of the magazine goes to print the coronavirus lockdown is winding down and the long, hard road to recovery lies ahead of us.
By Charles Pitt, British Safety Council on 14 July 2020
The recent news surrounding the tragic death of a 23-year-old contractor on a site in Lincoln in January 2020 has highlighted once more the risks associated with working in the construction industry.
By Josh Hughes, Bolt Burdon Kemp on 02 March 2020