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An inspector calls

As HSE inspectors swooped on small refurbishment sites across the UK, HSE chief inspector for construction Heather Bryant spoke to David Taylor and told him what she hoped the initiative would achieve.

Cutting the Red Tape

A scheme designed to cut duplication and bureaucracy in health and safety pre-qualification is helping to open up work for more SMEs

Construction accident rate slows but is still too high, says HSE

Construction’s major injury rate dropped 9% last year but this is still not good enough, according to the Health & Safety Executive’s construction chief.

HSE finds nearly half of refurb sites are unsafe

More than 42% of construction sites have failed inspections by health & safety inspectors during a recent nationwide campaign.

Keep It Down

Exposure to high levels of noise and dust is unpleasant and can be a serious hazard, but technology is helping contractors keep within limits. David Taylor reports.

Builder injured when overloaded floor collapsed

A Leyton building firm has been fined after a labourer suffered multiple leg fractures in a fall when a newly-built first floor of a house collapsed under the weight of concrete blocks weighing some 1.6 tonnes.

HSE trains construction bosses how to handle investigations

Construction bosses who want to be prepared for the day the safety police come knocking with charges of corporate manslaughter might be interested in a new training event from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).