Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

The use of powered hand tools for prolonged periods of time can lead to Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), a painful disabling disease of the hands affecting blood vessels, nerves and joints.
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Noise at work

One of the UK’s largest construction site safety inspection companies has reported a 25% increase in the number of noise infringements occurring on building sites.

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Construction Industry Training Board test changes

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Health, Safety and Environment test has been updated with effect from 26 June 2019.  The intention is to make the test more accessible but also more demanding to pass.

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Assessment on Sentencing Guidelines Published

In April 2019 the Sentencing Council published an assessment on the impact and implementation of the Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety & Hygiene Offences Guidelines which were introduced in February 2016

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