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.
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.
The Police have advised motorists not to wear work passes on lanyards whilst driving due to the risk of serious injury if an airbag deploys in an accident.
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.
The HSE has announced that its inspectors will be carrying out inspections focusing on dust control over the Summer.
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
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has increased its Fee For Intervention (FFI) hourly rate from £129 to £154.
The HSE have recently announced that they are in the process of refreshing their RIDDOR reporting forms to make the reporting process easier for the user.
Two North West companies have been fined following the death of a 37-year old worker, Andrew Bowes, in March 2012.
On one of the projects that Aegis is working on, one of the sub-contractors is using a new crane innovation – the Liebherr 1050-3.1.