Archive for the ‘News’ Category

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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14/08/2019

Company fined following multiple safety failings on construction site

A construction company has today been fined after failing to ensure the safety and welfare of workers on site during the renovation of a property. Preston Magistrates’ Court heard how, between 12 December 2015 and 14 June 2018, Navkaar Limited put its workers at serious risk of personal injury or death at a construction site […]

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12/08/2019

Chancellor urged to delay construction VAT change “chaos”

Chancellor Sajid Javid is being urged to postpone VAT changes which could cause a cash-flow crisis across construction. More than 150,000 construction companies are facing a 20% drop in cash flow when planned VAT changes come into force in October. The “domestic reverse charge” changes mean companies in the construction supply chain will no longer […]

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11/07/2019

Contractor fined for ignoring silica dust warning

A specialist playground installation and landscaping contractor has been fined after failing to provide employees with adequate protection against respirable crystalline silica (RCS). Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how on 23 March 2018, the HSE carried out an unannounced inspection of a site in Radcliffe. The HSE inspector served a Prohibition Notice to stop two […]

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04/07/2019

Campaign urges government to strengthen workplace sexual harassment law

A new joint campaign urging the UK government to introduce a law to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace has been launched by an alliance of unions, women’s rights organisations and the Trades Union Congress (TUC).   Article date: Friday, June 28, 2019 – 00:00 The alliance has also launched a petition for the new […]

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04/07/2019

Eyes and eyesight testing for display screen equipment work

The law says employers must arrange an eye test for display screen equipment (DSE) users[2] if they ask for one, and provide glasses if an employee needs them only for DSE use. DSE work does not cause permanent damage to eyes. But long spells of DSE work can lead to: tired eyes discomfort temporary short-sightedness […]

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04/06/2019

Company sentenced after worker suffers life changing injuries in fall

A company, two directors and a self-employed contractor have been sentenced and fined after an electrician fell two storeys through an unprotected stairwell.     Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court heard how, on 1 December 2016, Mr T Quirk was carrying out electrical work at Mile House, Main Road, Worleston, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6DH.This property […]

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22/05/2019

Joiner hit in face by falling steel beam

A house building company has been fined after a sub-contracted worker suffered serious facial injuries after being struck by a falling beam. Llandudno Magistrates’ Court heard how the self-employed, joinery sub-contractor was injured on 25 November 2015 when he was struck on the head by a steel beam that fell during construction of a timber […]

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17/05/2019

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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17/05/2019

NHS Trust sentenced after employees and contractors exposed to Asbestos during refurbishment work

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has been fined after refurbishment work undertaken in an accommodation block at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital exposed Trust employees and contractors to asbestos. Telford Magistrates’ Court heard how in June 2012 Trust employees were removing fixtures and fittings from the empty flat when they disturbed asbestos containing materials (ACMs). The […]

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