A recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) judgement on obesity and disability discrimination has drawn attention to an issue that employers may need to consider.
The HSE has generated a dashboard showing data visualisation of 3,050 RIDDOR records relating to construction over the period 2011 to 2017 (http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction-dashboard/).
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is looking to change the emphasis within the construction industry with regard to health and safety.
The Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction of the director of a housebuilding company for gross negligence manslaughter over the death of a worker at a building site in September 2014.
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.