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Construction firms fined £1.2m after tenant fell from balcony and fractured pelvis

The tenant was attempting to gain access to her flat when she fell 5.5m through a fragile cement sheet during refurb work onto the balcony walkway below …

Triumph for Considerate Constructors Scheme National Award Winners 2017

On 2 and 3 November, the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s Most Considerate Companies and Suppliers were crowned at this year’s National Awards in London …

Berkeley Homes – Built for Success

HSE International interviews Karl Whiteman, Berkeley Homes, about health, safety, house building, and winning the RoSPA Sir George Earle Trophy 2017 …

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 …

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)…

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 …

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…

T Broom Construction fined after employee Ryan Sartin broke his pelvis and wrist falling 5m through roof

On 23 June 2016, Ryan Sartin was repairing a roof at Home Farm, Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset, when he fell 5m through a fragile roof onto concrete flooring..

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