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03/07/13 - Contractor Fined After Two People Were Hit By A Hoarding

A building contractor has been fined after two pensioners were hit by a hoarding that collapsed in high winds.  more info

28/02/13 - HSE Begins Safety Clampdown On Construction Sites

Unsafe practices on construction sites are to be targeted as part of a national initiative aimed at reducing death, injury and ill health.  more info

22/10/12 - Industry hits back over new HSE fees

Construction firms have criticised the Health and Safety Executive’s new fee for intervention regime, saying it will lead to higher costs and negatively impact smaller outfits.  more info

27/09/12 - Consultation On Changes To Simplify RIDDOR Launched

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has opened a 12-week consultation on proposals to simplify and clarify the reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences.  more info

17/04/12 - 20% Of UK Construction Sites Fail Safety Checks

Nearly one in five construction sites failed safety checks during a national initiative to improve construction site safety - a slight improvement on previous years.  more info

29/03/12 - New Date For H&S Cost Recovery Scheme

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that its cost recovery scheme, Fee for Intervention, is going ahead but will now not start in April 2012.  more info

29/03/12 - Firms Fined After Worker Falls

Two Nottingham companies have been fined after a worker fell more than nine metres, injuring his back.  more info

29/03/12 - Fire Safety Law And Guidance Documents For Business

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into effect in October 2006 and replaced over 70 pieces of fire safety law.  more info

29/03/12 - UKCG Launches Revised H&S Training

The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) has launched a revised Health and Safety training standard that focuses on the level of health and safety training required by those who direct, manage, supervise or undertake construction related activities on UKCG sites.  more info

29/03/12 - Progress Of Bill To Outlaw Phoenix Firms Welcomed

Construction union UCATT has welcomed the initial parliamentary progress of a Bill which will prevent companies evading justice following the death of a worker.  more info

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