Top Safety Stories
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.
Features and Analysis
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.
Restoration specialist William Anelay carried out a range of work at height at Chester Cathedral to prepare the building for a new visitor experience from above.
Kier, Connect Scaffolding and Layher have joined forces to develop an immense solution for refurbishing the Museum of Zoology in Cambridge.
When Keepmoat was tasked with insulating 120 ft-high tower blocks in a short time, the company went for an unusual access solution.
HSE chief inspector of construction Heather Bryant reiterates some simple safety lessons that will help improve workers’ safety when operating at height.
The NASC’s updated scaffolding guidance, released earlier this year, has increased the scope for basic scaffolding to reduce the need for bespoke designs.
IPAF CEO Tim Whiteman outlines best practice for mobile elevating work platforms.
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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.
A man has been injured by debris falling from a crane at a residential development in Chiswick, west London.
More than three-quarters of leaders at the UK’s biggest contractors support the business case for High Speed 2, according to results from the Construction News Barometer for Q2 2014.
Severfield has completed its rebrand from Severfield-Rowen with group firms Atlas Ward Structures and Fisher Engineering to become new Severfield names.
Firefighters have ensured 90 per cent of the Macintosh Building in Glasgow remains viable after a huge fire gutted the iconic building on Friday.
A “catastrophic parts failure on the tracks of a piling rig” was behind the death of a young Wiltshire worker on a Maidenhead construction site this week, the main contractor has said.