Tag Archives: construction

HSE following through on strategy

At the beginning of the year we wrote a blog outlining the HSE’s strategy for 2017. The majority of that article focused on how the HSE were focusing on the health of employees, including Occupational Stress and Health, Musculoskeletal Disorders and Occupational Lung Disease. We are now starting to see some serious fines being delivered […]

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HSE Strategy for 2017

Often, if you get a visit from the dreaded HSE Inspector, you can be left feeling that they have focused on some strange things. These might seem completely arbitrary and not a reflection of the true hazards present in your business. Actually, the Inspector’s focus is anything but strange! Each year the HSE identifies a […]

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Construction Dust

In recent months it has become clear that the HSE are taking the risks involving construction dust much more seriously. Where they would previously have served an improvement notice if workers were not adequately protected from dust, they are now serving prohibition notices. Silica is a natural substance found in varying amounts in construction materials […]

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Seminar Invitation: Construction (Design & Management) Regulations (CDM) Update

CDM Regulations 2015 Update: 12 months on The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) are the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects. On Monday 6 April 2015, the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 replaced the 2007 Regulations.   Who should attend the update? Anyone who has […]

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Mineral Processing Transport Safety

Over the last five years, 60 employees were killed and 5000 seriously injured in haulage and distribution – simply whilst doing their job. Another 23000 suffered injuries severe enough to keep them off work for more than three days. This represents a higher rate of accidents to employees than either construction or agriculture, both widely […]

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The Name’s Bond….Performance Bond.

Well it seems that the construction sector has nearly recovered to its pre-recession heights. The spectre (pardon the pun!) of business failures seems to have passed; enquiries have increased significantly and, say it quietly, margin seems to have returned! One noticeable feature of the recovery has been the increased caution of employers. Contract terms are […]

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Are you making your employees ill?

It is a very worrying statistic that for every 1 accident related fatality in construction, approximately 100 construction employees die from a work related cancer. In September and October 2014 the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) ran a campaign to improve health and safety on construction sites. HSE Inspectors were tasked with ensuring high-risk activities, […]

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