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HSE Workers lack DSE support

07 November 2018

More than one in three workers state they have experienced back pain since working from home according to a health insurer, BHSF. Of those, three in five say their employers failed to support them to work safely and promote healthy body posture.

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Mental Health is a Safety Issue

07 November 2018

In the 2018 government commissioned report (Thriving at Work) it was stated that men working in the construction and decorating industries are more than 35% more likely to take their own lives. Willmott Dixon and Construction Senior HS&E Manager Shaun Atkins stated that in the predominantly male construction industry, suicide rates are particularly high. Specific pressures include physically hard work, cold and harsh working environments, low pay, long hours, time pressures, job insecurity and a ‘macho’ culture.’ The report found that poor mental health can cost employers throughout the U.K £42bn a year.

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London Zoo safety breach: Keeper suffered neck injuries in faulty stepladder fall

07 November 2018

A London Zoo safety breach saw a keeper, who was cleaning out a hawk aviary, fall off a faulty step ladder that was retrieved from a skip.

Angelina Lawson suffered with neck injuries in the accident while removing droppings from a shelf under the birds perches.

The step ladder had been placed into the skip due to it being defective but was accidently brought back into use and had not been labelled as faulty.

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Waste Recycling Industries Encouraged to Clean Up with Health and Safety

05 November 2018

Organisations and individuals who work in the waste and recycling sector have been warned to pay more attention to how they manage risk in the workplace or risk receiving a fine.

The HSE programme of proactive inspections will review the current health and safety standards in companies throughout the county and unannounced inspections were scheduled for October 2018.

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Brexit could compromise UK's ability to protect animal and plant diseases

05 November 2018

The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Committee has highlighted the threat of plant and animal diseases to the UK’s ecology and economy in a report released on 24th October 2018.

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Director put workers at risk

05 November 2018

A sole director has been threatened with prison after a joint operation uncovered a series of safety and health fraud offences.

Barry Birch was sentenced to 18 months in jail suspended for two years as well as receiving a disqualification from being a company director for five years after his firm, BBS improvements, were deemed as carrying out unsafe and unnecessary building work.

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New Residential Builds on the Rise

05 November 2018

It’s good news for the construction industry of Britain as construction output has increased 1.5% in the last quarter.

In the North West in particular there was a 15% growth in construction which is at least 10 times the growth rate nationally.

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Combustible cladding ban should apply to all high-rises

05 November 2018

Professionals within the chartered body for health and safety have said that a ban on combustible cladding in the UK should apply to all new high-rise buildings.

Housing secretary James Brokenshire announced that new high-rise residential buildings, hospitals, cares homes and student accommodation will be covered by the ban.

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HSE launch second phase of construction inspection campaign.

05 November 2018

The HSE encourage construction projects across the U.K. to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their workers.

There were 43 workers fatally injured in 2015/16 and around ten times this died from ill health related to construction work. In addition to this there were 65,000 self-reported non-fatal injuries.

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Emprocom Best Practice Award Winner Oct 2018

17 October 2018

Emprocom operate the Best Practice Awards to recognise those customers that have shown excellent initiative with their health & safety and always put the wellbeing of all of their stakeholders first.

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