Health & Safety news
Severn Trent Water has been fined £480,000 by Sheffield Crown Court – one of the biggest fines ever given to a water company.
Canary Wharf Contractors is to use technology to help construction vehicle drivers to take certain routes - with the possibility of cutting out left turns coming into London - which it said would reduce pollution and congestion, and protect cyclists.
Materials firm Tarmac is to trial a new cyclist-friendly concrete mixer as part of efforts to reduce the risk posed by construction vehicles.
NCE Health & Safety blog
Official figures showed that the number of deaths in the construction sector rose from 41 to 50 last year. To drive health and safety to the top of the agenda, NCE has joined forces with the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the Standing Committee on Structural Safety to produce a quarterly special focused on highlighting best practice while also examining the latest issues and setting out where work still needs to be done.
The construction industry is a killer with a “climate of fear” running throughout the supply chain largely to blame. That is the stark conclusion to be drawn from the Office of Rail Regulation’s (ORR’s) latest annual assessment of Network Rail’s performance.