Top Safety Stories
Network Rail should take work away from contractors who do not improve their health and safety performance, according to the Office of Rail Regulation.
A crane hire company has been charged with corporate manslaughter following the death of a crane driver in a crash.
A fire has destroyed a semi-completed £20m timber-framed laboratory at the University of Nottingham.
Exclusive: Indirectly employed staff will be banned from managing safety on Britain’s rail infrastructure as Network Rail’s chief executive described workforce safety at his organisation and its contractors as “unacceptable”.
Balfour Beatty Rail Projects has been fined £350,000 and ordered to pay costs of £50,000 following a prosecution by the Office of Rail Regulation.
Features and Analysis
The blaze that destroyed the university’s new laboratory offered a stark reminder of the risks construction can face. But what impact will this incident have on the future of timber-framed builds?
Mark Carne has come in with high aspirations and plans to challenge the status quo.
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.
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A controversial scheme forcing companies that breach health and safety rules to contribute to the cost of regulation should be kept, according to a new report.
Respondents to the latest quarterly Construction News Barometer have called for greater collaboration to improve health and safety in the industry.
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.
A worker killed at Laing O’Rourke’s Explore Manufacturing facility on 8 July has been named as 29-year-old Richard Reddish.