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 partnership Alex Brewster and Sons has been fined £4,000 after an employee fell through a roof light.
Published 22 February 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A company specialising in roofing work has been fined after a self-employed roofer was seriously injured when he fell from a roof.
Published 3 March 2020
A new regulator is to be established as part of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to give effective oversight of the design, construction and occupation of high-risk buildings.
Published 21 January 2020
Health and safety expert Bruce Craig warns that while prosecutions for breaching health and safety laws are at record low levels, businesses have a duty to maintain the highest standards.
Published 9 January 2020
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has served a Statutory Improvement Notice on Thistle Housing Association in relation to its management of asbestos.
Published 22 October 2019