A new advisory network, aimed at giving all areas of the construction industry a voice, has been launched by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The Construction Industry Advisory Network (CONIAN) is a newly formed stakeholder network, bringing together a wider representation of organisations and
A paving contractor has been prosecuted after a worker fell from the bonnet of a tar laying machine in Dumfries and Galloway. M & W Tarmacadam Contractor Ltd, of Main Street, Stavely, Kendal was fined £10,000 after pleading guilty to breaching Regulation 4 of the Work at Height Regulations 2005
A Glasgow based demolition contractor has been fined after a worker fell to their death from a mezzanine deck during a demolition project in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard how, on 15 January 2015, an employee of Walker Demo Limited died 10 days after he fell while dismantling a mezzanine d
Anderson Tower A Paisley-based utility services company has been fined for exposing four of its employees to asbestos during work at Anderson Tower in Motherwell in 2014.
Miller Plant Limited has been fined £15,000 over a health and safety breach which resulted in three contract workers being exposed to asbestos fibres. The Inverurie-based plant contracting and hire service provider was handed the fine at Aberdeen Sheriff Court after admitting engaging an unlicensed
Construction projects across Britain are being urged to act now to ensure the health and safety of their workers is protected as the second phase of a targeted inspection initiative got underway this week. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says 43 workers were fatally injured in 2015/16, and an
A Stranraer based groundwork company has been fined after a worker fell more than seven metres through a fragile roof. Stranraer Sheriff Court heard the 42-year-old had been sub-contracted by McKeown Groundworks Limited to carry out roof repairs on a barn at Whiteley’s Farm, Stranraer.
A Fife-based construction company has been fined after a worker had to be dug out of a trench that collapsed onto him six years ago. Dundee Sheriff Court heard the 43-year-old employee of Wallace Roofing and Building Limited suffered a broken shoulder and collarbone as well as punctures to both of h
Construction work at Aberdeen's £107 million Marischal Square development was suspended earlier this month over concerns waste material was blocking safe access for workers. Morgan Sindall said work on the office, leisure and hotel development was halted on April 7 to review and improve procedures
Construction firm Structural Metal Decks Limited (SMDL) has been fined after a worker was left paralysed following an accident at a building site in Kilsyth. The worker suffered injuries to his spinal cord and is now paralysed from the neck down following the incident.
A health and safety awareness course aimed at small and medium-sized construction companies (SMEs) working on refurbishment projects will take place in North Lanarkshire next month. Organised by Site Safe, Scotland’s Working Well Together campaign and North Lanarkshire Council, the free half-day e
A £40 million shopping development is set to transform a derelict site in the north of Glasgow after councillors approved plans this week. Members of Glasgow City Council's planning committee gave the green light to proposals by Forge Properties to build a supermarket, gym, petrol filling station a
Developers have submitted new plans to transform a derelict site in the north of Glasgow into a supermarket, gym, petrol filling station and business units. Forge Properties has applied for full planning permission for the development on a site at Carlisle Street next to the Morrison Bowmore bottlin
Brian Rye A total of 43 construction workers were killed in the workplace in the year to 31st March 2016, figures from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have revealed.
A Perth-based stonemasonry company has been fined after an apprentice was electrocuted by an overhead power line. T&M Stonemasonry, of Highfield Road, Scone, Perth, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. It was fined £16,000.