HSE International

#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…

Firm and Director fined after worker fell over 20ft while erecting scaffolding

The man, 20, was climbing a 25ft ladder carrying a 16ft scaffold pole weighing about 20kg. He suffered multiple fractures to his right leg and ankle…

Health & Safety Executive releases annual workplace fatality figures

Today, the HSE releases its annual workplace fatality figures, which exclude deaths on non-rail transport and those caused by occupational diseases…

ISO 52000: Leading the way on clean energy building standards

ISO 52000 contains a detailed method of assessing energy performance as the total primary energy used for heating, cooling, lighting, ventilation and domestic hot water of buildings…

Survey: Over 1 in 2 electrotechnical businesses say CSR boosts staff retention

In a new survey from the ECA and CCS, 51% of electrotechnical businesses said that engagement with CSR helps to ‘improve staff retention and recruitment’…

Stranraer groundwork company fined after worker fractures back falling through fragile skylight

Stranraer based McKeown Groundworks Limited has been fined after a worker fell over seven metres through a fragile roof. He suffered a compression fracture…

RAMS Boards – H&S Culture: Get On Board

RAMS Boards are mobile, modular, multi-purpose health and safety stations that deliver clear and accessible information along with consumable PPE. Read our Q & A with Marcin Nowak, Director at RAMS Boards…

Survey: 1 in 2 Buyers require CSR in Procurement process

New findings from the Electrical Contractors’ Association and Considerate Constructors Scheme highlight growing importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)…