The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has served a Statutory Improvement Notice on Thistle Housing Association in relation to its management of asbestos. The safety body took the action on August 22 after it decided that Thistle had failed to comply with regulations on the control of asbestos.
The director of a building company has been jailed for ten months after an excavator bucket he was operating killed an employee in Blantyre. Robert Harvey, sole director and employee of Front Row Builders Ltd, was sentenced after Nicholas Hall was crushed to death by an excavator bucket which Harvey
Cemex UK Operations Limited has been fined £1 million after a worker suffered fatal injuries when he was struck on the body by a centering machine lifting mast in West Calder.
Sarah Albon has taken up her post as the chief executive of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Ms Albon vacated her post as inspector general and CEO of the Insolvency Service, where she has been since 2015 to take charge of Britain’s workplace health and safety regulator.
The number of construction-related deaths has fallen to their lowest level on record but the sector continues to account for more workplace deaths than almost every other industry.
Firms across Great Britain are to be targeted in a new series of inspections focusing on dust control by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), it has been announced today.
An Aberdeen electrical company contracted to rewire and install new heating systems in Aberdeenshire Council properties has been fined for failing to put in place adequate barriers and physical warning signs around open floor hatches in a residential property. As a consequence of this failure the re
Two companies have been fined after a worker suffered fatal crush injuries when he was struck by a shovel loader. Mold Magistrates Court heard how on 6th February 2017, a 29-year-old employee of C M Downton (Haulage Contractors) Ltd was fatally crushed when he was struck from behind by a Volvo
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is asking members of the public to share messages and acts of kindness for those working in the construction industry, in the run-up to Valentine’s Day. Using both #WorkRight and #WeCare hashtags, the public are being encouraged to tweet the @H_S_E with th
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has ordered Aberdeen City Council to improve its procedures after it identified a series of law contraventions when asbestos was discovered at a city school. A report by the watchdog noted that “no action was taken to deal with any potential contamination
Construction firms across Great Britain will be targeted on their health standards by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). These inspections will be the first time the regulator has targeted the industry with a specific focus on respiratory risks and occupational lung disease, looking at the measu
A painter who was placed into an induced coma following a fall at the new Aberdeen Exhibition Centre (AECC) construction site has died from his injuries. Kevin Stewart, from the Ellon area, was preparing a room in a hotel for painting on Tuesday September 4 when he sustained “serious head injuries
A road resurfacing company has been fined £15,400 after an employee was run over by a road roller in South Ayrshire. Ayr Sherriff Court heard that on 3 November 2015 an employee of Newlay Civil Engineering Ltd reversed a road roller over the leg of fellow employee, Thomas Shaw. The incident happene
A contractor has been fined after a gas explosion at a domestic property in Lesmahagow, South Lanarkshire. Lanark Sheriff Court heard that, on 22 March 2007, Turriff Contractors Limited had been contracted to construct and install a gas main on a street in Lesmahagow.
The Unite union has called for stronger legal guidelines concerning the construction and maintenance of wind farms after a 74-year-old worker died in East Ayrshire. The victim was working with younger colleague at Craigdarroch Farm in New Cumnock when the pair became stranded in heavy snow.