Posts Tagged ‘Roofing work’

17/02/2011

HSE clampdown on construction in South Yorkshire

Over the next 3 weeks, construction sites across South Yorkshire will be visited as part of an intensive inspection initiative aimed at reducing death and injury in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries. The HSE will be focusing on construction sites carrying out refurbishment and maintenance as nearly 3/4 of fatalities happen in this side of […]

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01/10/2010

NEW AGREEMENT TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND SAFETY ON CONSTRUCTION SITES

The HSE has signed an agreement with the Building Control Alliance (BCA), in a bid to work more closely to improve health and safety standards in the construction industry. The agreement sets out how HSE and building control professionals will cooperate to help and support each other, for example in providing health and safety advice […]

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09/08/2010

Yet another architect fined………………………..

An architect’s practice and a construction company involved in a development have been fined a total of £195,000 following a fatality on site. The construction company pleaded guilty to breaching Section 3(1) of the Health &Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 for failing to safely manage subcontractors working for it; they were fined £75,000 and ordered […]

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05/08/2010

HSE site blitz shows poor results

A total of 93 sites involving 95 contractors were visited by HSE Inspectors issuing 17 prohibition notices at 17 sites during the month-long campaign in the West Midlands A prohibition notice is issued when, in the inspectors opinion, activities present an immediate danger of serious personal injury. The prohibition notices were issued due to activities such as […]

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