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Construction sites targeted in HSE campaign

Construction sites in London are being put under the safety spotlight as part of an intensive inspection initiative aimed at reducing death, injury and ill health.

Up to 16 March, inspectors from HSE are visiting sites in London where refurbishment or repair works are being carried out. The campaign is part of a national month-long drive to improve standards in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries. The primary focus will be high-risk activity such as working at height and also ‘good order’, such as ensuring sites are clean and tidy with clear access routes.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2012 19:12


Demolition worker left brain damaged awarded millions


A machine operator has won a multimillion-pound settlement after a work injury left him with brain damage.

Christopher Kaye, 57, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, will receive a lump sum of £1.75m, plus annual payments of £135,000 for life, his legal team said.

Mr Kaye was working on a construction site in Sheffield for a demolition company when he was hit in the face by machinery in October 2008

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 April 2018 09:24


Council fined for carbon monoxide leak at community centre



Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council has been fined for endangering people's health after carbon monoxide leaked from a gas boiler at a community centre.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted the local authority after members of a bridge club using the Westlands Community Centre in Whitfield Avenue called the fire service to deal with a suspected gas leak.

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 April 2018 09:24


Airline passengers watched in horror as wheel fell off their plane... but didn't alert cabin crew


flybeShocked passengers saw a wheel fall off the plane they were travelling on shortly after take off, an accident report has revealed.

The terrified flyers watched as the large wheel became detached and plummeted to the ground on the journey from Exeter to Newcastle.
But cabin crew were not immediately aware of the potentially deadly mechanical error. Passenger did not inform staff on the plane either, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) report said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 10:47


Industry leading speakers to attend the latest CIOB / Hill International Masterclass

Construction disputes and delay & disruption analysis to be de-mystified this November

Hill International (NYSE:HIL) and The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) have announced that their next Masterclass educational event will be held in London on 9/10 November 2011.

For the first time, the two days will feature a complete mix of Barristers from leading sets, Atkin Chambers and Keating Chambers, lawyers from a number of the best national and international law firms, the leading judge from the Technology and Construction Court, Sir Robert Akenhead, and a number of technical experts from Hill International.

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 April 2018 09:24