HSE International

Mates in Mind takes the next step with construction industry roll out

Mates in Mind, an initiative created with the aim of improving the health and mental wellbeing of the UK construction industry’s workforce, has now been rolled out …

Government initiative grants £1m for virtual and augmented reality development (AWE) in construction

The Innovate UK funding, secured by a Soluis Group-led consortium, will aid the development an Augmented Worker System (AWE). Targeting cost, waste and productivity …

CHAS launches eRAMS – a new Risk Assessment and Method Statement Service

The ‘eRAMS’ service, launched in collaboration with the ECA, is a concise e-service that will help businesses meet client and assessor requirements …

ISO 21930 – Building a sustainable future

The latest edition of ISO 21930 will help assess the eco-friendliness of a building or infrastructure projects using a common method for expressing environmental product declarations (EPD)…

Crossrail joint venture fined £1m for safety breaches including death of worker, Renè Tkáčik

Renè Tkáčik died after being crushed by falling wet concrete on 7 March 2014. Terence ‘Ian’ Hughes and Alex Vizitiu were also injured within six days of …

Mike Neesam & Son Ltd prosecuted after Hall Hill Farm wall collapse led to the death builder Steven Ratcliffe

Steven Brian Radcliffe, employee of Mike Neesam & Son, had been working on a refurbishment project on Hall Hill Farm, County Durham, when he was struck…

Three companies fined over £1m after workers exposed to asbestos during refurbishment at school in Waltham Forest

A HSE investigation found that although an asbestos survey was completed at the school, there were multiple caveats and disclaimers which were not checked..

#DontGoofOnTheRoof – School’s out, but don’t take “Summer break” literally!

VPS Site Security launches #DontGoofOnTheRoof social media campaign to warn of the risks for children playing on derelict buildings or empty construction sites this summer…

Concrete manufacturer fined after worker, Sukhdev Kundi, died 3 years after breaking his spine in fall

Meadows WR LLP (MWR) has been fined after Sukhdev Kundi fell from a stepladder in 2012. He broke his spine in three places, was paralysed from the chest…

London construction contractors fined after worker, 64, fell over 3m through scaffold board

Sager Construction Limited (SCL) and Shaun Dixon Services Ltd (SDSL) were found guilty of breaching the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations…