Tag: Construction

Decrease in the number of workers killed in Britain last year

For the past eight years, Britain has had one of the lowest rates of fatal injuries to workers in leading industrial nations in Europe, and according to official statistics published yesterday, the number of workers killed in Britain last year has decreased even further. The overall rate of fatal injuries has dropped to 0.5 per… Read more »

HSE Announce that Twelve Health and Safety Instruments have been Amended.

A number of health and safety (miscellaneous repeals, revocations and amendments) regulations have been reviewed and removed by parliament  because they have been replaced by more up to date regulations and are  now redundant and no longer beneficial in the workplace. The changes will have no effect on current essential health and safety protections; their… Read more »

A Third of Construction Sites in the South West Fail Health and Safety Checks

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found during a month long inspection initiative that construction sites in Wiltshire, Somerset, Avon and Gloucestershire failed to pass health and safety checks. Inspectors visited the areas as part of a national Health and Safety Executive (HSE) clampdown aimed at reducing death, injury and ill health. A total of… Read more »