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Construction firm in the dock following a forklift incident

A forklift driver suffered severe injuries after one of his hands became trapped while he was transporting a load which was not adequately supported on his vehicle. The incident took place on 26th April 2010 at the premises of The Builders Supply Company Limited, in Edinburgh. The worker in question was a 19 year-old man… Read the Full Post

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Has Health and Safety Taken a Step Too Far?

A Case of the Wrong Type of Rescue Equipment Alison Hume’s Life Could Have Been Saved. Has Health and Safety Taken a Step Too Far? In the news last week there was the story about the tragic and preventable death of Alison Hume who dies in July 2008. The 44 year old mother fell down… Read the Full Post

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Health and Safety Demonstration Goes Wrong and Becomes a YouTube Hit

Healthy and Safety gone wrong goes Viral Viral videos zoom over the Internet thanks to sites like YouTube.  Once a video has been caught it spreads quickly, amassing thousands of viewings.  Sometimes this can create superstars, and other times it can bring serious matters to the attention of the public and corporation owners. A Series… Read the Full Post

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Fall from Height Results in Serious Head Injury

As health and safety consultants we often try to point out the dangers involved in working in construction.  Falls from height are one of the most common forms of injuries and deaths, and yet there are still construction firms who fail their employees by breaching the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. Accidents… Read the Full Post

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Electric Shock Seriously Injures Employee- Firms Fined for Health and Safety Breaches

11kv ELECTRIC SHOCK A construction worker was left severely burnt after the scissor lift he was working on came into contact with an overhead power cable. Mark Rushbrook who was self-employed, was busy building a couple of brand new units for poultry at Sunny Farm in Bedfordshire.  The lift was being used so that Mr… Read the Full Post

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Improving Construction Safety Economically

CDM regulations Construction safety has to improve. Fast. There has been an increase in accidents and deaths globally on construction sites with about 1,200 people dying each year in the United States; an average of 4 deaths each workday. Unfortunately, in today’s economic climate many construction companies face diminishing revenues and uncertain future. As a… Read the Full Post

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Construction Clothing: Setting A Standard

Construction Safety Wear The construction industry demands the very highest in safety standards and thanks to its adherence to the value of human life, the equipment, machinery and construction clothing within this ever-evolving field of business continues to improve. Yet which safety clothing is best for the men and women of the UK who work… 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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Get your health and safety construction phase plan right first time – every time

A construction phase plan is a health and safety plan specifically created for construction. It’s a tailored plan for a construction project or work environment which ensures that key health and safety legislation is abided to and understood. This protects your business and your work force to minimise the risk of accidents and injury. Construction… Read the Full Post

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CSCS Cards are going “Smart”

Why? CSCS SmartCards are much harder to forge than plain printed CSCS cards Beware fake CSCS cards can easily be detected using an inexpensive card reader Smartcards not only provide much quicker access to CSCS data, they may be used for other applications too Your qualifications on CSCS cards can potentially be updated electronically without… Read the Full Post

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