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    Self-employed construction workers need better mental health support

    The health, safety and wellbeing of construction workers has been a focus of government and employer attention in recent years because of its critical importance to preventing accidents. A sign of the success of this focus is that fatal incidents in the sector are now at their lowest level.

    By Sarah Meek and Stephen Bevan on 15 March 2022


    BAM Nuttall fined £700,000 after worker run over by dumper truck

    Construction company, BAM Nuttall has been fined £700,000 after an employee was run over by a dumper vehicle.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 14 June 2021


    Excavator crush not reported despite worker losing leg

    A Surrey builder has been jailed for six months after failing to report a serious safety incident at a construction site he oversaw.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 21 May 2021


    Cornwall construction co. fined £250K after worker loses arm

    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

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    A heads up

    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

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    The right card

    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

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    Heading for the top

    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

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    'Nothing’s changed during Covid, same workload, business as usual'

    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

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    The ‘new normal’ needs good mental health

    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


    Construction workers document safety victories in new film of '90s era

    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