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    FREE TELEPHONE ADVICE LINE ON HEALTH IN CONSTRUCTION

    Assistance and support for all working in construction on health issues

    The National Industry Scheme for Workplace Health Management aims to improve the health of the construction industry workforce. The scheme focuses on five key areas with the following objectives are:

    • Setting Industry Standards for both work related health issues, and competency of occupational health provision to deliver the health screening, delivering a definition of safety critical workers within the construction sector and outlining fitness for work health checks.
    • Building a construction specific knowledge portal, giving consistent advice, guidance and support in the management of health related risks;
    • Centralising the collection of work related health data to ensure the future improvement of workforce health based on valid and reliable data and the provision of a ‘benchmark’ for industry;
    • The transmission of data to enable employers to manage work related health risks at site level; and
    • A referral route through to specialists in the field of return to work and rehabilitation
    Helpline provides free advice

    The free National Construction Adviceline for the Construction Industry helps employers, managers, contractors and employees to address the issue of ill health, minimise the impact of worker illness, and provide essential support to workers with health issues.

    Call the National Construction Adviceline for free on 0845 873 7726 in order to get advice on:

    • getting an employee back to work after long-term sickness;
    • managing the impact on their business of an employee taking time off work due to ill health;
    • supporting an employee and benefiting from their abilities if they are at work with health issues;
    • encouraging and supporting an employee who is off work yet wants to return and contribute to their business;
    • developing a working culture where illness is less likely to occur.

    Latest Construction Health and Safety News

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    Masonry collapsed during concrete back filling operation

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    Posted on 18th March 2019

    BASIC LADDER SAFETY FAILURES FINED £150,000

    Repair and maintenance firm had no excuse for errors causing injury

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    Posted on 18th March 2019

    HSE ENFORCEMENT DATABASE UPDATE 13th MARCH 2019

    hselogo1Latest online register of prosecutions and enforcement notices

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    Posted on 13th March 2019

    HSE ISSUES REMINDER ON SAFE SCAFFOLD DESIGN

    Recent incidents and high winds prompt warning from regulator

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    Posted on 12th March 2019

    LORRY DRIVER DIED IN OVERHEAD POWER STRIKE

    Major company failed to communicate precautions to grab arm operator

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    Posted on 12th March 2019

    ASSESSMENT SHOWED RISK – PRECAUTIONS NOT TAKEN

    Workman seriously injured when falling into open unguarded stairwell

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    Posted on 1st March 2019

    MAJOR FIRM FAILED TO IMPLEMENT SAFE SYSTEM

    Procedures for safe plant refuelling failed to prevent death of workman

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    Posted on 26th February 2019

    CLIENT PROSECUTED OVER CONTRACTOR FATAL FALL

    Company breached duty to protect contractors as well as employees

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    Posted on 26th February 2019

    FOURTEEN YEAR FAILURE TO MANAGE ASBESTOS

    Firm failed to implement asbestos management plan following survey

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    Posted on 25th February 2019

    CHILD INJURED BY WALL COLLAPSE INCIDENT

    Council failed to carry out “intelligence led” condition inspections

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    Posted on 18th February 2019

    BOTTLE JACK SUPPORT FAILED TO PREVENT DEATH

    Director sentenced alongside company over death of engineer

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    Posted on 18th February 2019

    TEMPORARY WORKS FAILURES CAUSED FATAL FALL

    Platform not designed and system for installation and inspection inadequate

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    Posted on 18th February 2019

    SOLVENT IGNITED DURING FLOOR CLEANING WORKS

    Flammable solvent fire fought with water spreading fire further

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    Posted on 13th February 2019

    INEVITABLE COLLAPSE OF SCAFFOLD ON TO SCHOOL

    Scaffold not designed or installed to withstand foreseeable loads

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    Posted on 13th February 2019

    OIL DRUM EXPLODED DURING HOT CUTTING WORK

    Firm fined £400k after drum lid ejected causing loss of leg

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    Posted on 12th February 2019

    ROOFLIGHT FALL ON NUCLEAR POWER SITE

    Energy generating company and maintenance contractor fined

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    Posted on 12th February 2019

    DIRECTOR PROSECUTED AFTER 6METRE ROOF FALL

    Untrained worker fell through rooflight in fragile asbestos roof

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    Posted on 12th February 2019

    HSE ALERT: MILD STEEL WELDING CANCER RISK

    HSE announces enforcement action change based on new cancer evidence

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    Posted on 11th February 2019

    LORRY MOUNTED LIFTING OPERATION PROVED FATAL

    Steel staircase toppled from vehicle after sling snagged

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    Posted on 7th February 2019

    DIRECTOR AND BUSINESS IN COURT OVER DEATH

    Scaffold not priced for on domestic roof-line refurbishment work

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    Posted on 6th February 2019

    FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT HAZARD PROTECTION MISSING

    Two businesses prosecuted after a worker fell through a fragile rooflight

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    Posted on 5th February 2019

    STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY LATEST NEWSLETTER

    CROSS publishes reports and expert comment on a range of issues

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    Posted on 4th February 2019

    FINGERS CRUSHED BY METAL FOLDING MACHINE

    Steel cladding firm fined £600k over failure guard access to danger

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    Posted on 4th February 2019

    ASBESTOS ILLEGALLY REMOVED AFTER SURVEY

    Surveyor pricing asbestos work found contractor jumped the gun

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    Posted on 4th February 2019

    SITE DUMPER PRECAUTIONS FAILED TO PREVENT DEATH

    Contractor fined £600k for poor management of vehicle/people interface

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    Posted on 4th February 2019
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