HSE International

Boundary Scaffolding prosecuted after worker Jamie Mines was electrocuted

In 2016, Jamie Mines suffered a severe electric shock erecting scaffolding that touched overhead power lines. He had to have four limbs amputated after …

TUC publishes new fire safety guidance following Grenfell tragedy

New fire safety guidance from the TUC details fire safety law, assessment requirements, and the implementation of policies to prevent and protect workers…

Manslaughter charges for men in connection with death of carpenter David Clark

Michael Holland, 69, and Grant Oakes, 46, were found guilty and sentenced to nine months in prison respectively, after the death of David Clark in 2014 …

Scaffold inspectors in court after fake certificates lead to worker fracturing spine

The scaffolding had been signed off as safe for use by Stephen Harper and Garry Arnold. Both men appeared at Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court …

Iceland fined £2.5 million after death of worker, Tony Hopkins, at Rotherham store

Iceland Foods has been fined £2.5 million after contractor Tony Hopkins, 58, fell 3m through a suspended ceiling and died as a result of his injuries …

A+A – Oct 2017 – People Matter

Held at Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre in October, A+A 2017 is the world’s largest trade forum for those involved in safety, security and health at work …

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…

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 …

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 …