A North West housing association has been fined after failing to manage exposure to vibration, resulting in a diagnosis of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVs) for one of its employees. HAVS is a serious condition caused by regular and frequent exposure to hand arm vibration which can result in tingling, numbness, pain and loss of strength in the hands.
On Tuesday 18 December the Government announced its commitment to a ‘tougher regulatory system for building safety’. The programme of change has been named ‘Building a Safer Future’ and follows Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of building regulations and fire safety.
The HSE has reviewed the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 2013 and is likely to make changes.
Sue Doran, an employee at Aegis Services Ltd, has recently returned from India having completed a five-day trek in India to raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice.
In April 2017 we reported on the Cole Report which investigated failures during the construction of 17 schools in Edinburgh.
An individual can be charged with gross negligence manslaughter if they have negligently ignored health and safety risks resulting in the death of another person.
During October and November 2018, inspectors from the HSE’s Construction Division are aiming to target 2,000 construction sites across the country with refurbishment sites being of particular interest.
A recent court case shows the need for effectively managing health and safety risks on site which would affect workers or the public.
A company director who wound up his firm to avoid paying a health and safety fine has been banned from running a business for six years.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its annual figures detailing how the UK is performing with regard to work-related fatal injuries for 2017/18.