Archive for the ‘News’ Category

29/07/2020

Social distancing and making your workplace COVID-secure

Social distancing means keeping people apart to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. Where possible you should keep people 2m apart. If this is not viable, keeping 1m apart with risk mitigation is acceptable. In the UK some rules such as social distancing may be different in each of the devolved nations. However, HSE regulates […]

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09/07/2020

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is carrying out spot checks on businesses that have reopened since the UK went into lockdown. The UK regulator’s inspectors are visiting workplaces across a range of sectors following up any reports or concerns about safety in the workplace including over COVID-19 and ensuring compliance. They are also carrying out proactive […]

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30/06/2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson reveals details today of his build, build, build recovery plan for the UK economy. He will reveal that the Government plans to pump £5bn into accelerating key projects across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Johnson’s “New Deal” puts construction in the engine room of the government’s economic growth strategy to […]

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26/06/2020

SCHOOL FINED OVER BAND SAW RISK

An independent school in Scotland has been prosecuted by the HSE after a pupil seriously damaged his hand in a technology lesson. Between 1 September 2015 and 2 November 2017 pupils made wooden boxes using a band saw in Cargilfield School’s construction design and technology workshop. One student was making a freehand cut when he sustained severe injuries […]

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18/06/2020

Almost half of workers would refuse to return to work if they were not provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), a new study has revealed. Carried out in the weeks leading up to lockdown measures being relaxed, the survey of more than 2000 employees revealed that just three in 10 workers feel they’ve been given […]

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18/06/2020

Three years after the Grenfell Tower fire disaster there are still an estimated 2,000 high-risk residential buildings with some form of dangerous cladding. Only 149 of the 457 high-rise residential or other publicly owned buildings identified with ACM cladding have been remediated so far. Furthermore, the Government now estimates a further 1,700 buildings are fitted […]

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03/06/2020

A principal contractor has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an engineer lost half his bloodstream when he fell almost three metres from an extension ladder. The worker was testing a sprinkler system for leaks at a site in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire when the incident happened on 5 September 2016. He climbed onto […]

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27/05/2020

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced it is restarting ‘proactive’ inspections, as much of the country gets back to work after the lockdown was eased. The safety regulator stopped carrying out spot-checks after the lockdown announcement in March, despite sectors such as construction continuing to operate. More than 4,500 complaints were made to the watchdog […]

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27/05/2020

Construction output is expected to fall by 25% this year before rebounding in 2021 in a best-case forecast from economists According to the Construction Products Association, the industry will recover strongly in 2021 but still finish up 6% lower than last year because of the severity of the impact of the coronavirus epidemic. This is […]

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20/05/2020

Back to Work!

We recognise that many of our clients will be returning to some form of normality either now, shortly or in the coming months Everyone needs to assess and manage the risks of COVID-19. As an employer, you also have a legal responsibility to protect workers and others from risk to their health and safety. This […]

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