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22/11/2019

Fire chiefs have launched an investigation into the type of cladding used on a Bolton student block hit by a major blaze on Friday. The fire at The Cube student accommodation block quickly gutted the top floor of the six-storey building which housed 221 students. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “Following the […]

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22/11/2019

IOSH Managing Safely Course in Sheffield

Managing safely is for managers and supervisors in any sector, and any organisation. It’s designed to get managers up to speed on the practical actions they need to take to handle health and safety in their teams. This course is unlike any other. You’ll find a practical programme, full of step-by-step guidance, and with a […]

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15/11/2019

Developer fined £600,000 for white finger outbreak

Places for People Homes Limited has been fined £600,000 after five employees developed Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome. Aylesbury Crown Court heard that between 2009 and 2014 employees at the developer used vibrating powered tools to carry out ground maintenance work at sites in Milton Keynes, Rotherham and Hull. An HSE investigation found the company failed […]

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08/11/2019

IOSH Managing Safely Course

Managing safely is for managers and supervisors in any sector, and any organisation. It’s designed to get managers up to speed on the practical actions they need to take to handle health and safety in their teams. This course is unlike any other. You’ll find a practical programme, full of step-by-step guidance, and with a […]

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08/11/2019

6 Steps to Prevent Cancer Caused by Welding Fumes

Mild steel welding fume has been reclassified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as a human carcinogen with the potential to cause lung and possibly kidney cancer in workers. The HSE has responded by warning businesses it will strengthen enforcement expectations as a result of the latest research. Now is the time to […]

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24/10/2019

CODE Co-Living has submitted plans for three building elements: one of 12 storeys, a second of 16 storeys, and the tallest reaching 36 storeys. At almost 117m tall, the main tower would be 16m taller than Sheffield’s current title holder and edge above a 114m tall student scheme currently under construction in Leeds – which […]

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11/10/2019

IOSH Managing Safely Course

Managing safely is for managers and supervisors in any sector, and any organisation. It’s designed to get managers up to speed on the practical actions they need to take to handle health and safety in their teams. This course is unlike any other. You’ll find a practical programme, full of step-by-step guidance, and with a […]

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11/10/2019

Building company fined after worker falls from height and suffers multiple fractures

A building company has been fined after a roof worker fell about three and a half metres through an unprotected skylight opening. Coventry Magistrates’ Court heard that on 6 June 2018 a self-employed person working for Hamblett Building Services Limited at a site off Waverley Road in Kenilworth was injured when he fell through an […]

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03/10/2019

A packaging manufacturing company has been sentenced after a worker was injured by an automated transfer vehicle. On 5 September 2017, the employee of Saica Pack UK Limited was walking along the factory floor when his leg became trapped between an automated vehicle and a conveyor at the company site in Hartlepool. The vehicles, known […]

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11/09/2019

The government has agreed a one-year delay to VAT changes threatening a cash-flow crisis across construction. More than 150,000 construction companies were facing a 20% drop in cash flow when planned VAT changes came into force next month. But now HMRC has agreed to delay implementation of the “domestic reverse charge” until October 1st 2020. […]

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