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CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT TO ENHANCE SAFETY REGULATOR POWERS

CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT TO ENHANCE SAFETY REGULATOR POWERS

As the board charged with implementing the new Building Safety Regulator meets this week and the government begins to frame its legislation, a UK construction body has called for enhanced powers for...
 ARCO ADVISES ON WEATHERING THE STORM THIS WINTER

ARCO ADVISES ON WEATHERING THE STORM THIS WINTER

When workers are uncomfortably wet, cold or hot, it’s not only a wellbeing issue but also a safety risk. Arco, a UK-based health and safety expert, wants individuals and business owners to...
MATES IN MIND COMMITTED TO REACHING 75% OF CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

MATES IN MIND COMMITTED TO REACHING 75% OF CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

In January, Mates in Mind joined the Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) in a roundtable discussion exploring the prevalence and impacts of mental ill-health in the construction industry. During...
NEW BUILDING SAFETY REGULATOR TO BE ESTABLISHED

NEW BUILDING SAFETY REGULATOR TO BE ESTABLISHED

The slow pace of improving building safety standards will not be tolerated, the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has warned, as he announced that the government is committed to delivering the...
IOSH CALLS FOR “TANGIBLE ACTION” ON IMPROVING BUILDING SAFETY

IOSH CALLS FOR “TANGIBLE ACTION” ON IMPROVING BUILDING SAFETY

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has welcomed new commitments from the UK government to accelerate building safety improvements - and calls for “visible and tangible...
3M Smart Electronic Earplugs

3M Smart Electronic Earplugs Block Only Loud Noises

3M has launched the Peltor Electronic Earplug, which reduces harmful levels of noise but maintains a good level of situational awareness for wearers.   The Peltor Electronic Earplug from 3M...
Increase in construction injuries and fall in prosecutions raises concerns, says Unite

INCREASE IN CONSTRUCTION INJURIES RAISES CONCERNS, SAYS UNITE

Unite, the UK’s construction union, has warned that new figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of a rise in construction injuries and a fall in prosecutions is a ‘dangerous...
Construction company fined after carpenter injured in fall from height

COMPANY FINED AFTER CARPENTER INJURED IN FALL FROM HEIGHT

A Hitchin-based construction company has been sentenced after a carpenter sustained nerve and tissue damage to his lower back after a fall from height. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard on 2...
New IOSH President Professor Andrew Sharman

New IOSH President calls for continued change in perspectives

Experienced global safety consultant Professor Andrew Sharman has become the President of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and has immediately called on fellow members to...
Company fined  following safety failings on construction site

Company fined following multiple safety failings on construction site

A construction company has 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...

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