Entries by Mark Lambert

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Download your free guide – Back to Basics: How to effectively manage ill health risks in the construction industry

Identify your workplace health risks and learn how to mitigate them. Keep your people safe and ensure compliance with the latest legislation. Construction is a high-risk industry for health issues including lung disease, cancer, hearing damage and the effects of exposure to excessive vibration. Every year, an increasing amount of working days are lost due […]

London introduces new scheme to improve safety and air quality

Transport for London (TfL), the organisation in charge of London’s roads, says the programme will see 16 Healthy Streets Officers deployed across the capital’s boroughs. It will be their job to respond to local safety concerns and reduce school run traffic, as well as encouraging cycling and walking, increasing public transport use and discouraging vehicle […]

Power station demolished three years after worker deaths

Didcot power station demolition The remains of a coal-fired power station where four workers were killed when it collapsed several years ago have been demolished. Cooling towers at the disused Didcot plant in Oxfordshire, owned by German group RWE, were taken down early on Sunday morning. Christopher Huxtable, 33, from Swansea, South Wales, Kenneth Cresswell, […]

Russian nuclear plant turns off unit after safety system error

MOSCOW, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Block 4 of Russia’s Beloyarsk nuclear power station in the Urals mountains was switched off on Sunday following a “false” response by the safety system, a subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom said. It said the block was halted at 09.15 (0415 GMT). “The stoppage was carried out under a […]