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Top Safety Stories

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Berkeley launches £2m fund for safer sites

Berkeley Group has launched a £2m fund to encourage companies and individuals to come forward with ideas to reduce accidents on site.

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Chinese rebar to face new investigations after fresh UK Steel warning

The UK Certification Authority for Reinforcing Steels will investigate quantities of boron in imported Chinese rebar after fresh warnings from UK Steel.

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Update: Roadworker killed on A21 during overnight repairs is named

A 20-year-old roadworker killed after being crushed by a lorry while carrying out overnight repairs on the A21 in Kent has been named locally as Dale Pentney.

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Considerate Constructors launches best practice hub

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has launched an online resource to showcase the best on-site practice across the industry.

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New CDM regulations bring ‘extra duties’ for some clients and contractors

The Health and Safety Executive has published its draft guidance on the new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, set to come into force on 6 April.

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Morgan Sindall cleared of blame for Nottingham lab fire

A report into the fire that destroyed an uncompleted GlaxoSmithKline building in Nottingham has said contractor Morgan Sindall had complied with health and safety regulations.

Contractor trio awarded CBEs

Three construction bosses have been recognised for their services to construction in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2015.

Fifth of Ucatt members claim employers shun health and safety

More than 21 per cent of construction workers do not believe their employers take their health and safety seriously, a survey by Ucatt has revealed, with fears of asbestos contact prominent.

Construction News special supplement: Taking control of dust

This special Construction News supplement looks at improving health and safety, plus performance and efficiency related improvements, through tackling dust-related issues.

Two die in London balcony collapse

Two men died and six people were injured following the collapse of a balcony in Cadogan Square in Knightsbridge, west London, on Friday.

Contractors recognised as UK's 'most considerate'

Elev8 Interiors and Kier Services have been recognised as the most considerate contractors in the UK.

HSE finds ‘dangerous practices’ at half of refurb sites

The Health and Safety Executive has found “dangerous practices” at almost one in two refurbishment sites visited as part of its latest month-long inspection drive.

Injuries in construction fall slightly in 2013/14

The rate of injury in the construction industry fell slightly in 2013/14 compared with 2012/13, the Health and Safety Executive has revealed.

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