Health and Safety

Jehu Project Services lands £143K fine for safety failings after worker’s lift pit plunge

A Cardiff construction company has been fined over £140,000 and ordered to pay costs after a worker was seriously injured falling down a lift pit.

Scaffold firm fined after worker sustains life-changing injuries in fall from barn roof

A Hemel Hempstead scaffolding firm has been fined after a worker suffered life-changing injuries when he fell from the roof of a barn.

Plymouth builder’s illegal work on gas boiler put family at risk

A Plymouth builder who was not registered to work on gas appliances risked the lives of a family when he carried out building works.

Firm fined for safety failings after worker fell from dumper truck

A civil engineering company was fined after a worker fell from his dumper truck suffering a fracture to his spine.

Construction firms sentenced after culvert collapse

Two building companies have been fined after a man was seriously injured when a structure that allows water to flow under roads collapsed on him.

Charges over steel collapse incident after four dead

The Health and Safety Executive has charged four parties with safety offences relating to the deaths of Thomas and Daniel Hazelton, Adam Taylor and Peter Johnson on 21 January 2011.

Company fined after worker falls from van roof

A firm was fined after a worker fell from the roof of a van, causing severe head injuries.

Three companies fined after construction worker seriously injured in fall from height

Three companies have been fined a total of £90,000 after a worker was seriously injured when he fell nearly six metres from a platform with unguarded rails.

Firm fined after worker suffered cement burns on first day of work

A building products manufacturer was fined after a worker suffered serious cement burns on his first day of work.

Company director fined after worker falls through skylight

The company director of a sash restoration company has been fined for safety failings after a worker fell three metres through an unprotected skylight.

Construction firms fined over electric shocks to workers

Two companies have been sentenced after a construction worker suffered life-changing injuries when he received an electric shock from an overhead power line.

Carillion Construction fined £200,000 for Lincolnshire railway death

Carillion Construction has been fined £200,000 and ordered to pay costs of £36,570.39 following a prosecution brought by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) for breaching health and safety laws which led to the death of a railway worker.

Fine Housing Trust after worker had to have thumb and forefinger amputated

A housing trust worker had to have a thumb and forefinger amputated after his hand was struck by a metal blade on a ride-on mower.

Worker injured from safety failings at concrete manufacturers

A company manufacturing precast concrete panels was fined after a worker was injured while loading freestanding concrete units onto a vehicle.

Failure to plan on multi-storey refurbishment put over 100 lives at risk

A Company carrying out construction work to convert an eight storey former Ford office block into 384 flats has been prosecuted for safety failings that put many at risk.

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2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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