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Information bite 229: Contractor Fined After Asbestos Exposure

A contractor has been fined for safety breaches after employees were exposed to asbestos after removing false ceiling tiles during a shop conversion. The Magistrates’ Court heard that the company

Information bite 228: Fit Out Contractor Fined After Scaffold Fall

A fit out contractor has been fined after an employee suffered multiple fractures after falling fifteen feet from scaffolding. Manchester Magistrates Court heard on the 24 October 2019, an employee

Information bite 227: HSE respiratory health inspection initiative for the construction sector

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is focusing on the respiratory risks of dust exposure to construction workers. A month-long inspection initiative will begin on Monday 4th October. The focus

Information bite 225: Scaffolder prosecuted over fatal fall

A roofer and scaffolder have been prosecuted after a 2nd roofer died after falling from a scaffold at a two-storey terraced house. Two roofers were working on a property in Wimbledon, South London

Information bite 224: Angle Grinder Chainsaw Disc Safety Alert

A safety alert by the Office for Product Safety and Standards calls for a chainsaw disc attachment that has been incorrectly sold to use with angle grinders to be recalled. The safety regulator sta

Information bite 223: Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

As businesses and organisations prepare to adapt to a controlled easing of lockdown restrictions this summer, it seems the pandemic and the prospect of warmer weather have reconnected workers with

Information bite 222: Sun Awareness Week 2021

Sun Awareness Week (3-9 May) encourages people to regularly self-examine for signs of skin cancer and teaches them about the dangers of sunburn and excessive tanning. The week is organised by No Ti

Information bite 221: Demolition firm fined £200k after worker sustains life-changing injuries

A demolition company has been fined after the operator of an articulated boom type cherry picker became trapped between the vehicle platform rail and the roof of an industrial shed. A worker contra

Information bite 220: Reopening Businesses as Lockdown Measures Ease

As lockdown measures ease across the UK, businesses are starting to re-open their doors to clients, customers and employees. You might be concerned about how to do this safely. Being COVID-secure m

Information bite 219: Global Asbestos Awareness Week

This year’s Global Asbestos Awareness Week (01-07 April 2021) aims to increase awareness of asbestos and prevent exposure by bringing together experts and victims from around the world to share,