The Grenfell Tower Inquiry hearings schedule has been announced Phase one will focus on the factual narrative of the events of the night of 14 June 2017. This will include: the existing fire safety and prevention measures at Grenfell Tower where and how the fire started the development of the fire and smoke how the fire

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A civil engineering contractor and a district heating firm have been fined £1,000,000 each after a worker was fatally crushed. In December 2015, 36-year-old DB was employed by R K Civil Engineers Ltd working at the EON Renewable Energy Plant in Sheffield. He was one of two workers unloading large heating pipes (12 metres long

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Forged documents led to prosecution: fines and suspended sentences In April 2018, an asbestos removal company and two of its managers were prosecuted after forging documents in order to obtain an asbestos licence from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how, between 16 March 2012 and 10 March 2016, Excavation

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Fines totalling £965,000 have been imposed on two companies as a result of a fall from height injury suffered by an employee. BAM Nuttall and McNealy Brown have been fined £900,000 and £65,000 respectively after they admitted failing to put proper procedures and safeguards in place to prevent a worker (in this case a painter PW)

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On the morning of the last day of two weeks of intensive training in the Middle East (last year) on the subject of Process Safety I happen to read the following article from IOSH: Process safety neglected in board discussions The two weeks have included a lot of interesting process safety discussions on technical topics such

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This is another case of a Company, and a Director held to account. In this case, Prior Homes Limited and its company Director, Paul Prior, have been sentenced after failing to control the work at height risks associated with working on a fragile roof, which led to a worker sustaining serious injuries. Two men were removing

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According to IOSH, “Uncertainty and ignorance” risks more asbestos deaths. Nearly one in four UK construction workers believe they may have been exposed to asbestos fibres, placing them at higher risk of contracting terminal cancers later in life.  Key findings of a recent report for the “No Time to Lose” campaign (relating to work-related cancer) include:

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Death at Work – it’s never a headline you want to read or to be featured in. A logistics company has recently been fined £373,000 after a worker was crushed while unloading a vehicle from a visiting delivery lorry.  Southend Magistrates’ Court heard how an agency worker was unchaining a vehicle ramp from a delivery lorry

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