HSE safety alert: Mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs): Failure to detect mechanical failure in drive units
HSE has issued a safety alert advising of a serious technical fault found with mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs).
The alert requires those involved in MCWP […]
Four men receive suspended prison sentences after worker dies following church collapse. South Wales Safety Consultancy Ltd fined £97,500 after pleading guilty to failure to […]
BSG recommends that should your site or operations be in an area which will be impacted by the forecasted storm, you will need to assess […]
Government to make it illegal to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving ‘under any circumstance’
New mobile phone laws, making it illegal to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving under virtually any circumstance, will come into force on 25 March. The move follows a follows public consultation which found that 81% of people supported the proposals.
Employers who have staff that are required to drive as part of their work need to ensure that they communicate the implications of sweeping changes to the Highway Code as part of their policy for managing work-related road safety.
What a year it’s been for building safety. The construction sector has seen a significant amount of progress in this area. To give some perspective on how things have changed, partner Simon Lewis, managing associate Michelle Essen and solicitor Ryan Lavers at Womble Bond Dickinson looked at the biggest leaps forward in 2021; and have also cast an eye towards 2022 to consider what we can expect next.
New research by Bupa has revealed five toxic workplace habits harming employee wellbeing, including ‘chronic procrastination’ and ‘workplace stress’. Lauren Gordon, Lead Behavioural Insights Advisor at Bupa, gives tips on how to overcome toxic habits.
As part of CN’s award-winning mental health campaign, Mind Matters, an anonymous survey has been opened to get a picture of the mental health of UK construction workers and find out what has changed in recent years.
Whether you’re a commercial landlord or a prospective tenant, you might not realise that surveyors could be at risk in your property. These are a few of the elements often overlooked when surveying a building that could pose a threat to surveyors.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has created a new toolkit to help inform owners and managers of high-rise buildings about the new safety case regime.
On 15 January 2022 at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court, Peter Saunders Builders Ltd was fined £16,000 after pleading guilty to breaching regulation 8 (a) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005, following an incident that saw one of its workers, Sean Harding, fall from height and subsequently die.
Everyone involved in the design of high-rise buildings should take a proactive approach to managing building safety by planning ahead and preparing for the biggest overhaul of the regulatory framework in 40 years.
Employers in Great Britain need to ensure they are ready to provide the same level of protection to workers who carry out casual work as employees who have a contract of employment when amended personal protective equipment (PPE) regulations come into force on 6 April.