Top Safety Stories
A 44-year-old man has died after falling from Eastbourne Pier while working on the fire-damaged structure.
Samples of imported steel reinforcing bars from China have failed to meet British standards in independent laboratory tests.
The Health and Safety Executive’s former chief inspector of construction Philip White will temporarily takeover from Heather Bryant, who is leaving to become director of health, safety and environment at Balfour Beatty.
The HSE’s chief inspector of construction Heather Bryant is to join Balfour Beatty as director of health, safety and environment.
A fire ripped through Eastbourne Pier on Wednesday, destroying one third of the historic structure.
Features and Analysis
Whether detecting clashes, safely moving cranes or highlighting accident blackspots, BIM can lay a huge rule in providing safer sites.
We have all witnessed the slow demise of personal responsibility and its replacement with the compensation culture.
Zurich head of construction shares his top tips for improving health and safety.
Mention CSCS to any construction-related group of people and there are few who don’t have strong opinions about it. Trust me, I know. I spend a lot of time talking and listening to our many stakeholders.
The UK’s ageing stock of nuclear power generation plants offers huge growth potential for the demolition sector – but it’s certainly not for everyone.
The latest health and safety statistics, out last week, reveal that construction is still the most dangerous industry in Great Britain.
When Keepmoat was tasked with insulating 120 ft-high tower blocks in a short time, the company went for an unusual access solution.
Kier, Connect Scaffolding and Layher have joined forces to develop an immense solution for refurbishing the Museum of Zoology in Cambridge.
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A worker killed at Laing O’Rourke’s Explore Manufacturing facility on 8 July has been named as 29-year-old Richard Reddish.
The Health and Safety Executive has taken enforcement action against one in six construction sites during a two-week health risk inspection drive.
The man who died on Tuesday after being hit by a Travis Perkins lorry has been named as Simonas Zasimovskis, who was working for O’Keefe.
Lawrence Waterman is taking his success in charge of safety on the Olympics to the massive Battersea redevelopment and urges those at the top of the chain to improve standards.
Breaking: The number of construction workers killed at work rose to 42 in 2013/14 compared with 39 the previous year.
Contractors could be at risk of using imported non-compliant steel reinforcing bars as inspections are stepped up, according to evidence shared with Construction News.
Construction industry leaders have called for a major change in standards when digging and working close to underground services.
Construction firms cutting corners on health and safety will feel the “full weight of the law”, the Health and Safety Executive has warned, after announcing a two-week inspection blitz on sites across the UK.