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An Aberdeenshire business has been fined for serious safety failings after a man died when he fell more than five metres through a fragile roof. Latvian national Nikolajs Naumovs, 57, who arrived in Scotland only two weeks before his fatal fall, had been working on a roof at premises in College Boun

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A huge fall in site safety inspections is risking workers’ lives, construction union UCATT has warned. The union discovered that last year the number of inspections of construction sites in Scotland made by the Health and Safety Executive fell 30 per cent.

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An Arbroath quarry operator has been fined for serious safety failings after a dumper truck driver died when his vehicle reversed over a stop block to the quarry floor below. Joseph Troup, 76, from Forfar, had worked for D Geddes (Contractors) Ltd at its Hatton Mill Quarry in Kinnell, Froickheim for

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A construction company, based in the Scottish Borders, has been fined after a worker was seriously injured after being struck by a concrete beam that had fallen from a telehandler. Derek Graham, 51, suffered severe injuries in the incident which happened on 14 March last year.

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has appealed to Scottish companies and the self-employed to make safety and wellbeing a top priority this year. New figures show that 20 people lost their lives while at work in 2013/14 and 6,871 suffered injury. This compares to 23 deaths and 7,156 injuries in

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The Association for Project Safety (APS) has welcomed the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) revisions to the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations following the HSE’s consultation period. The HSE’s L-Series Guidance document has been eagerly awaited by the industry and the publi

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A construction firm has been fined £8,000 after a worker was crushed under nearly two tonnes of plasterboard. Dumbarton Sheriff Court heard that Stuart McNaught, a joiner for William Fulton Building Services Ltd, suffered a broken rib, pelvis, punctured lung and fractures to both legs after he slip

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Mike Cross The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced two new director appointments.

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is urging the construction industry to ensure basic health and safety measures are in place after a month long inspection initiative found 40 per cent of sites failing to properly protect workers. Unacceptable conditions and dangerous practices were found at nea

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The Health and Safety Executive has fired a warning shot to the timber frame industry spelling out its responsibility for reducing fire risks in urban areas.

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An average of twenty tradespeople die every week from asbestos related diseases, according to a new survey commissioned by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Tradespeople, including construction workers, carpenters and painters and decorators, could come into contact with deadly asbestos on aver

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A major construction industry report has called for development and implementation of a wider and more inclusive competence framework to ensure that the workforce is safe, skilled and efficient. Aimed at addressing the Industrial Strategy for Construction objectives for driving up standards of compe

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has kicked off a month long visit of building sites around the UK aimed at reducing ill health, death and injury in the industry. The initiative will see unannounced visits to sites where refurbishment projects or repair works are underway.

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