CONSTRUCTION | Right to work checks

right to work checks

Preventing illegal working on construction sites is extremely important. It may seem that carrying out right to work checks is just a tick box exercise. However, if you do not conduct these checks or do not conduct them in accordance with UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) guidelines, and it is found you have employed workers […]

Scaffold-skipping bosses fined

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A roofing company and two directors have been fined after a member of the public photographed unsafe practices. Enviroply Roofing Ltd carried out major refurbishment and extension works at a Manchester hotel development. However, a member of the public contacted the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after taking photos of unsafe work. A director was […]

£40,000 Fine for Unsafe Practices

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A building contractor from Altrincham has been fined £40,000 and ordered to pay £3,000 in costs following the collapse of building blocks and numerous unsafe practices. The firm was the main contractor at a site in Altrincham, where they were building residential homes and apartments on the site of a former petrol station. They were […]

Didcot Power Station Tragedy

Didcot Power Station

It is too soon to speculate on the cause of the terrible and tragic events surrounding the unplanned collapse of the Didcot Power Station. Early suggestions were that it was a ‘dust cloud explosion’ but this has since been ruled out. Dust cloud explosions can occur in a variety of industries where flammable dusts and […]

Here Comes the Sun

When the sun makes an appearance, we all enjoy the opportunity to sit down in the garden and feel the warmth upon our faces. But even such a simple pleasure can come at a cost to our health. Cases of skin cancer are increasing yet the simple fact is that it is quite easily avoidable […]

New CDM Regulations 2015

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Revisions to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations will take effect on April 6th 2015. The changes are being implemented in order to further ensure that robust health and safety planning and performance commences at the design stage and continues not just throughout the duration of the construction project, but into the life of the […]

Director & Consultant Imprisoned

A commercial director and a health and safety consultant have been sentenced to imprisonment after a worker was killed on a construction site when an excavation collapsed. The excavations were not properly supported, and they collapsed on top of the worker, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The director, who was also the site […]