Number of workplace fatalities on the rise but 'broadly level' with recent years

Provisional data from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has shown that a total of 142 workers were killed at work in Great Britain in 2020/21, an increase of 29 from the previous year.

Published 9 July 2021

BAM Nuttall fined after Highlands dumper truck death

BAM Nuttall Limited has been fined following the death of an employee who was run over by a dumper vehicle.

Published 11 June 2021

Two firms fined after worker seriously injured in excavation collapse

A housing developer and groundworks contractor have been fined after an employee was crushed and severely injured during an excavation collapse in Cumnock.

Published 30 April 2021

Company fined following fatal Wishaw gas explosion

An asbestos removal contractor has been fined after a worker was fatally injured and another worker seriously injured in a gas explosion in Wishaw.

Published 28 April 2021

HSE hails Scottish construction sector's safety guidance adherence

Scotland’s construction industry has been recognised for playing its part in the battle against COVID-19 but has been warned not to take its “foot off the gas” after recent cases were reported on sites across the country.

Published 23 February 2021

Property firm fined £4k after Midlothian roof light fall

Property partnership Alex Brewster and Sons has been fined £4,000 after an employee fell through a roof light.

Published 22 February 2021

50 workers on Edinburgh St James Quarter site in self-isolation following positive Covid tests

Eleven workers on the Edinburgh St James Quarter site have reported positive test results for Covid-19, forcing a further 39 into self-isolation.

Published 19 February 2021

New research to broaden understanding of how CDM 2015 Principal Designer role is working in practice

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is urging the construction industry to get involved in important new research to develop a broader picture of the benefits and challenges of the Principal Designer (PD) role under CDM 2015 by completing an online survey.

Published 19 February 2021

HSE appoints Peter Baker as new chief inspector of buildings

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced the appointment of a chief inspector of buildings to establish and lead the new Building Safety Regulator (BSR).

Published 17 February 2021

Falling mast kills worker on Annan building site

A 52-year-old construction worker was killed after an accident while working on a building site in Dumfries & Galloway yesterday.

Published 22 January 2021

HSE to begin month-long dust safety inspection programme

Health and safety inspectors across Great Britain will be targeting construction firms to check that their health standards are up to scratch during a month-long inspection initiative.

Published 25 September 2020

Fife contractor sentenced after subcontractor falls 15 feet from temporary platform

A Fife building contractor has been fined £5,000 after a subcontractor sustained multiple fractures and a brain injury in a fall from height.

Published 18 August 2020

Construction fatalities up 22%

A total of 40 fatalities were recorded in the UK construction sector in the year to 31st March 2020, new figures from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have revealed.

Published 3 July 2020

HSE pledges to take action against firms putting employees at risk

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has said it could issue prohibition notices to employers who are not complying with the current social distancing guidance.

Published 6 April 2020

Building firm fined £6,000 after worker injured in Banchory fall

A building company has been fined following an incident when a worker suffered serious injuries after falling from a mezzanine level and wooden platform.

Published 9 March 2020