Category: Construction Health & Safety

Annual Fatality Statistics Show That Progress Continues To Stall

Death rate falls marginally to lowest on record.  Safety bodies have welcomed a slight fall in the number of people who died at work in 2016-2017 compared to the year before, but significant progress in reducing workplace deaths has continued to stall. Provisional figures released by the Health & Safety Executive show that 137 workers

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Construction Sector Fights “Blue Tape” With Single Assessment

The construction sector is working on proposals to reduce the burden imposed by clients on contractors through safety accreditations and pre-qualifications. Build UK, the trade association representing major and specialist contractors, and the Civil Engineering Contractor’s Association (CECA) hope to introduce a “common assessment standard” that all clients and accreditation providers would use. This would

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Half of Proactive Inspections Led to an FFI Bill Last Year

Almost half of all the practice inspection carried out by the Health & Safety Executive last year ended up with the duty holder being issued with a Fee for Intervention (FFI) bill, a freedom of information request has revealed. The request by law firm DWF, which covers the four years from 2013-2014 to 2016-2017, found

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