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Painter shuns health and safety rules by balancing stepladder on top of eight-storey scaffolding

The Bristol Post has reported a story this week of a painter who shuns health and safety rules by balancing stepladder on top of eight story high scaffolding For many, health and safety is a necessary evil which sucks…
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Father and son hurt as work platform falls off telehandler

A York contractor has been sentenced after three workers – including a father and son – fell almost five metres when a work platform became disconnected from a telehandler Hull Magistrates’ Court heard that on 1 December 2015, document.write("");…
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Storm Brian: Health and Safety Executive investigation under way after Cobham High Street scaffolding blew over in high winds

The scaffolding, document.write(""); which was erected in Cobham High Street, was seen leaning over the pavement on Saturday (October 21) after high winds hit Surrey The Health and Safety Executive is investigating after scaffolding…
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Investigation after man, 27, taken to major trauma centre after falling from ladder at building site

A health and safety is investigating after a 27-year-old man was injured in a fall from a ladder on a building site He had been working on a development of 106 homes in Baldwins Gate when the accident happened. Emergency services were…
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Probe as workers exposed to asbestos at council depot

The Health and Safety Executive has launched an investigation after workers were exposed to asbestos at an Aberdeen council depot Asbestos in Kincorth depot Open bags of roofing material covered in asbestos were found by workers beginning…
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NEW LAW TO REQUIRE AT LEAST 40 HOURS SAFETY TRAINING FOR MOST NYC CONSTRUCTION WORKERS

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill into a law Monday that requires most construction workers in the city to get at least 40 hours of safety training It comes in the wake of a number of construction worker deaths on building sites.…
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Another Cardiff Bay private flat block fails cladding test

Another privately-owned housing block in Cardiff has been revealed to have cladding that has failed a fire safety test following the Grenfell fire Image copyright: GOOGLECladding at Quayside apartments failed a fire safety test, …
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More than 30 workers exposed to asbestos in Sydney Opera House renovations, union says

At least 35 electricians working on renovations at the Sydney Opera House have been exposed to potentially deadly asbestos, document.write(""); according to the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) Workers walked off the job on Monday after…
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Tideway woman designs burka-friendly PPE

A Muslim woman working on London’s Thames Tideway ‘super sewer’ has helped design work clothing suitable for women on construction sites who wear a hijab and burka. Above: Leena Begum models her designs Leena Begum works as a health,…
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Scaffolding boss due to be sentenced tomorrow

Pic - Jonathon Lee Griffiths- Clack.Date 20/9/17.Pic by Adver photographer.Jonathon Lee Griffiths- Clack appeared at Swindon Magistrates court with criminal charges after one of his workers Jamie Mines suffered an electric shock and lost…
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Soho House building arm fined £100,000

A London construction company and a project manager have been fined for repeatedly failing to manage and control multiple risks Health & Safety Executive inspectors made a number of visits during 2015 to two project sites where In House…
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Investigation launched into death of man on Westgate building site in Oxford at John Lewis

 AN INVESTIGATION was under way last night after the body of a man was found on the site of the new Westgate Centre yesterday morning Police officers were spotted on the roof of the new John Lewis store, document.write("");…