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Further Safety Lessons For The Construction Industry

Forgive me a moment, but I’m about to reference myself referencing myself. Bear with me. On September 5th I noted in my post ‘Construction Industry Kept On Its Toes’ (http://bit.ly/18XSCGO) in response to my August 29th post ‘Assessing The CDM Regulations For 2014’ (http://bit.ly/18XSHKp) that the construction industry had better be extra careful throughout September… Read the Full Post

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CDM Services for Nursing Home Birmingham

Veritas Consulting appointed for their CDM Services by Hurst Way Care Home in Birmingham, West Midlands for a total refurbishment scheme, existing building to form a Residential Care Home. Description: Internal Alterations and refurbishment to alter 59 bedrooms to 42 bedrooms and associated M&E alterations. Client: The Hurstway care Home Architects: Gould Singleton Architects Do you need… Read the Full Post

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Permanent Damage to Nerves of Worker Could Have Been Prevented

On 25 March 2013 GKN Aerospace was fined after they failed to ensure the safety of their employees for a minimum of six years. As a result of their failings multiple employees have been left with damage to their nerves and the damage is permanent. Vibration Tools Led to Damage of the Nerves and Circulation… Read the Full Post

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Scaffolder Fined for Failing to Protect the Public

A member of the public was injured after she walked into a metal pole that wasn’t guarded properly in January 2011. The pole had been put there by a self-employed scaffolder, Thoman Hannen. The Argyll and Bute Council hired Mr Hannen to put up scaffolding at the Royal Hotel, which was not being used at… Read the Full Post

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Brief History of Health and Safety in the UK

Health and Safety is an important part of working life in the United Kingdom. From humble origins, the regulations passed have made it much safer for an individual to work in almost any industry. While it may have started only as a concern for children working in factories, every decade has seen a significant amount… Read the Full Post

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Do You Provide the Necessary Facilities for Your Employees?

Basic Workplace Facilities You may think that all businesses will at least provide the bare essentials for their employees. Unfortunately there are employers who fail to consider the health and welfare of their workers, and this only leads to prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive and more than likely a very bad reputation too.… Read the Full Post

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Construction Worker Injured – Results in Fines for Contractor

Construction firm fined for neglecting contractor training A maintenance fitter who had been contractor by Van Elle Ltd in Nottingham suffered injuries to his person when he was working on the M1 motorway.  The unnamed man was driving an excavator when he was thrown out from behind the wheel and landed on an excavator blade… Read the Full Post

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Fall at Work Could Cost You Thousands

Many accidents in the work place happen due to carelessness and the lack of general health and safety procedures being set up. Breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act means that you open yourself up to huge fines and a bad reputation. Fall at Work This can put your job and the jobs of… Read the Full Post

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