Turner Access Higher Safety Total Access
Total Access Ethentic Chipmunk Data
Chipmunk Data Turner Access Ethentic

CONSTRUCTION STUDENTS GET THE MESSAGE

Industry leaders and HSE seek to up student safety awareness

Construction students in Salford are being warned about the potential dangers of the industry after it claimed 17 lives in Greater Manchester during the past five years.

HSE has arranged for leading specialists to meet more than 300 undergraduates at Salford University this week to make them aware of the risks they face in their new careers.

Death and injury toll highlighted

On average, construction workers suffer more than 600 serious injuries in Greater Manchester every year. And across Great Britain, there were 53 deaths and over 11,000 serious injuries in the industry in 2008/9.

Experts from HSE, Shepherd Construction, Mott MacDonald and Bovis Lend Lease will now visit the university on 25 February to give students tips for staying safe when they enter the industry.

Bill Dixon, HSE Construction Inspector in the North West, will be a guest speaker at the event. He said: “The students in Salford have spent most of their university lives learning the skills and techniques they’ll need in the construction industry, but our biggest concern is their safety.

“It is simply unacceptable that, on average, three construction workers are killed and hundreds more are seriously injured in Greater Manchester every year. We’ll continue to offer guidance to those already in the industry but we also need to make sure those entering it stay safe.

“The event will cover the dangers of working at height, design and management, lifting operations, excavations, electricity and health and welfare. We’ve brought in leading specialists to speak to the students. All of them have first-hand experience of working in the industry.

Good grounding in health and safety is essential

Bill Dixon added “The students we’re meeting on Thursday will become leading figures in the construction industry in the future. They’ll need a good grounding in health and safety that will allow them to look after themselves and also their future employees.

“We’ll be giving real life examples of what happens when health and safety isn’t taken seriously on construction site. Hopefully, the event will help to reduce deaths and injuries in the future.”

This training event has been organised as part of the Working Well Together initiative – a partnership between HSE and the construction industry – which aims to improve health and safety in the sector.

It is being held in the Chapman One lecture hall at Salford University at 1pm on Thursday 25 February.

Latest Construction Health and Safety News

TIPPER TRUCK STRUCK PEDESTRIAN ON SITE ROAD

Contractor fined £500,000 over poor traffic management arrangements

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 16th February 2018

FALLING SCAFFOLD CLIP STRUCK PASSER-BY

Firm failed to follow risk assessment and method statement

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 16th February 2018

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 14th FEB 2018

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 16th February 2018

HOMES FIRM FINED £1/2M OVER DUMPER DEATH

Developer and contractor failed to manage people and plant interface

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 14th February 2018

SUPREME COURT RULES ON HSE ENFORCEMENT NOTICES

Post service evidence can be used to support HSE notice appeals

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 9th February 2018

SAFE INSTALLATION OF PRE-CAST FLOORING

Code of Practice for health and safety updated by industry federation

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 8th February 2018

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 8th FEB 2018

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 8th February 2018

MANUAL HANDLING MUST INVOLVE ‘REAL RISK’

Court provides clarity on manual handling risk assessment rules

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 7th February 2018

SKIP LORRY DRIVER FATALLY INJURED BY LOADER

Hire company fined after lorry driver crushed between two vehicles

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 5th February 2018

PUBLIC RISK COSTS CONTRACTOR DEARLY

Principal Contractor failed to assess and supervise work

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 5th February 2018

TUBES FELL WHILST LIFTING OVER PERSONS BELOW

Lifting operations were not carried out in safe manner

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 2nd February 2018

‘DAREDEVIL’ SCAFFOLDER LANDS IN DOCK

Former HSE Inspector snaps dangerous working practices at 60 feet

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 2nd February 2018

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 1st FEB 2018

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 1st February 2018

DIDCOT FATAL COLLAPSE: INVESTIGATION UPDATE

Police and HSE still seeking to understand why boiler house collapsed

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 1st February 2018

SCAFFOLDER TRAINING REACHES NEW HEIGHTS

CISRS training card renewal by CPD embraced by scaffolders

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 30th January 2018

HSE SUMMARY OF CONSTRUCTION SECTOR HARM

Infographic provides insight into industry priority hazards

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 29th January 2018

FIRM FAILED TO IMPLEMENT AGREED CONTROLS

Risk assessment carried out but precautions not taken

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 29th January 2018

HSE MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS SUMMIT 2018

hselogo1Regulator focuses on MSDs in construction and others sectors

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 28th January 2018

LOAD FELL FROM MAGNET AND STRUCK WORKMAN

Firm failed to properly assess and revise crane safe working load

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 25th January 2018

RAISING THE BAR ON LIFTING OPERATIONS SKILLS

New ‘Lifting Technician Trailblazer Apprenticeship’ ready for delivery

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 24th January 2018

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 24th JAN 2018

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 24th January 2018

SCAFFOLDING FIRM FINED OVER UNSAFE LOADING

Bin of scaffold fittings lifted by crane struck scaffolder

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 24th January 2018

FATAL FALL FROM EDGE OF INDUSTRIAL ROOF

Suitable protection missing during installation of roof sheets

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 23rd January 2018

MANAGER AND PC FAILED TO ACT ON ASBESTOS SURVEY

Principal contractor and site manager sentenced over AIB dust

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 23rd January 2018

VEHICLE COLLISION ‘EJECTED’ MEWP OPERATOR

Fatal fall caused by failure to manage WAH and transport operations

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 23rd January 2018
Turner Access Chipmunk Data
Total Access Ethentic
Higher Safety Turner Access