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Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors will be visiting construction sites over the next two months as part of a campaign to combat serious aches, pains and strains in the industry. According to the regulator, lifting and moving heavy objects on sites is harming the health of thousan

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Research by the Unite union has revealed a "shocking and frightening" decline in vital unannounced construction inspections being undertaken by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). A series of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests has discovered that inspections have declined by 31% in less than a

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Thirty people died while working in construction over the last year as the sector accounted for around a quarter of all work-related fatalities, new official figures have revealed. Data published by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) shows that 123 were killed in work-related accident

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is to target construction sites across Great Britain as part of a month-long respiratory health initiative.

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An Irvine-based construction company and its director have been sentenced after multiple health and safety failings, giving rise to significant risk, were found on a local housing development site. Kilmarnock Sheriff Court heard how three inspections by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) took pla

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Demolition and construction firms are being urged to double-down on thorough planning, management and control of demolition and refurbishment work.

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Work-related stress and poor mental health risk becoming a health and safety crisis for Great Britain’s workplaces, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned today. While the full impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is yet to be fully understood, mental health issues are the number one reas

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Britain’s safety regulator the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a safety notice on the use of wheeled loading shovels following nine fatal vehicle-pedestrian collisions in the past four years.

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A Wick man has been fined for health and safety failings which left a worker with severe injuries. William Swanson, who traded as LTS Construction, pled guilty to a breach of working at height regulations at Wick Sheriff Court on 4 October 2021. He was fined £2,000

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Inspectors from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) will be targeting construction firms across Scotland to check that their health standards are up to scratch during a month-long inspection initiative. Starting on October 4, the inspections will focus on respiratory risks and occupational

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Wood-based materials manufacturer Egger (UK) Limited has been fined after a self-employed lorry driver was killed making a routine delivery of recycled wood. Ayr Sheriff Court heard that on 3 October 2017, whilst standing on open ground at the rear of the trailer of his articulated vehicle, the driv

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