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Health and Safety lessons from Carillion

The collapse of Carillion comes as a significant blow to the UK construction industry – particularly smaller businesses who were working with them on a subcontract basis. It is hard…

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Poundstretcher, Whistleblowers and a Warning for All Employers

High street retailer Poundstretcher has been handed a £1,000.000 fine for health and safety failings recently – but we can all learn something from the case. The firm was found…

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Construction site safety over the Christmas break

Many sites shutdown between Christmas and New Year – here’s your checklist for increasing construction site safety over that period. The gap between Christmas and New Year is the perfect…

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Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Construction Industry

Technology is already changing the way we work – but does it threaten jobs in the construction industry? Technology has dramatically changed the workplace in recent years, and several industries…

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Has health and safety gone too far?

People often say “health and safety has gone too far”. But are they right? Complaints about health and safety are increasingly common; criticism from tabloid newspapers is increasingly loud and…

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Improving Construction Site Fire Safety

London Fire Brigade chiefs are calling for more to be done to prevent fires on construction sites. Ever since the Grenfell Tower tragedy claimed the lives of 71 people, fire…

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How are the new HSE sentencing guidelines working out?

When HSE sentencing guidelines were strengthened, we predicted a large rise in fines – now we review the evidence. As part of a continued commitment to raising standards, sentences for…

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What are the most dangerous jobs on a construction site?

Construction remains one of the most dangerous industries in the UK – the HSE recorded 43 construction-related deaths between 2015 and 2016. All jobs on a construction site carry an…

How to fake health and safety documentation

First, let’s be clear – learning how to fake health and safety documentation is a really, really bad idea. AKA how to earn yourself a jail sentence by faking health…

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Your desk is killing you

The British economy is increasingly service driven, which means that more of us are spending the working day sat at a desk. Although many people will assume that office jobs…

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Workplace deaths increase in Northern Ireland

Disturbing news from Northern Ireland as workplace deaths increase by 30% in one year. Figures published by HSENI show that workplace deaths in Northern Ireland increased by 30% during 2016/17….

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Poor air quality – the forgotten productivity killer

Good air quality is essential to employee productivity – so why do so many employers overlook it? Air quality is a crucial factor in employee productivity and wellbeing – but…