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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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A housing developer and groundworks contractor have been fined after an employee was crushed and severely injured during an excavation collapse in Cumnock. Ayr Sherriff Court heard that, on 20 February 2018, employees of W & E Lammie were carrying out drainage works within an excavation at

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An asbestos removal contractor has been fined after a worker was fatally injured and another worker seriously injured in a gas explosion in Wishaw. Hamilton Sheriff Court heard how on 5 October 2017, workers were removing a boiler and pipework, and overspraying walls to remove asbestos residue, at t

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Scotland’s construction industry has been recognised for playing its part in the battle against COVID-19 but has been warned not to take its “foot off the gas” after recent cases were reported on sites across the country. The alert came from Russell Adfield, head of construction se

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Property partnership Alex Brewster and Sons has been fined £4,000 after an employee fell through a roof light. Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard how on 19 April 2016, two employees were removing roofing panels from a derelict shed in Midlothian. One of the workers stepped on to a roof light, which

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced the appointment of a chief inspector of buildings to establish and lead the new Building Safety Regulator (BSR). Peter Baker, HSE’s current director of building safety and construction, will take up the post with immediate effect.

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