HSE International

Big Ben silenced – a necessary precaution or health and safety gone mad?

Paul Vickers, Health and Safety Advisor with the ELAS Group, gives opinion on the silencing of Big Ben following media reports of a health and safety “excuse” …

Kirkbean farming firm prosecuted after boy, 8, loses part of his leg

The boy, 8, was sat on a all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on Airdie farm, Kirkbean. He fell from the ATV and was later found with injuries to his lower right leg ..

The Health & Safety Executive comments on the Big Ben conservation project

The Health & Safety (HSE) releases statement regarding the upcoming programme of complex renovation work on Big Ben. “People’s health should not…

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 …

Second wall cladding system passes latest government fire safety test

The latest wall cladding combination tested as part of the government’s series of large-scale fire safety tests has passed and meets current Building Regulations guidance…

Companies plead guilty to breaching Work at Height Regulations after sub-contractor’s fatal 7 meter fall

On 20 July 2012, the sub-contractor working for Quality 1st Building Services Ltd was undertaking remedial work to a roof at a domestic property …

Big Ben’s Great Clock will fall silent for essential conservation works

On Monday 21 August at noon, Big Ben’s famous Great Clock chimes will sound for the last time before major conservation works are carried out …

Tata Steel fined £1m after uncontrolled release of toxic substances

In June 2011, a large quantity of toxic Benzole was released at a Tata Steel site in Scunthorpe. Appropriate safety measures had not been taken to prevent ..

Judith Hackitt to chair government’s independent review following Grenfell Tower disaster

An independent review of building regulations and fire safety has been announced by the government following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower …

Company pleads guilty to breaching CDM regulations after scaffold collapse

The collapse narrowly avoided an office worker but resulting in serious damage to parked cars. Swanage and Dorset Scaffolding and Roofing Limited pleaded …