The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is to target construction sites across Great Britain as part of a month-long respiratory health initiative.
An investigation is underway into the death of a 23-year-old man at a construction site in Shetland.
A man has died after an incident at a Glasgow building site yesterday morning.
A principal contractor has been sentenced after he was found to have supervised unsafe excavation work in Greater Manchester and allowed some workers to carry out their jobs barefoot.
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
Demolition and construction firms are being urged to double-down on thorough planning, management and control of demolition and refurbishment work.
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
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.
The Health and Safety Executive outlines its approach to preventing unnecessary deaths caused by exposure to dust on construction sites.
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
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
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
Provisional data from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has shown that a total of 142 workers were killed at work in Great Britain in 2020/21, an increase of 29 from the previous year. In statistical terms, the number of deaths in 2019/20 (113) was low compared to other recent years and t
BAM Nuttall Limited has been fined following the death of an employee who was run over by a dumper vehicle.
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