Health & Safety news
Contractors have urged transport authorities to clarify their plans to reduce risks to cyclists from construction vehicles.
Reforming the fragmented and commercially driven structure of the UK rail industry is key to boosting safety on the network, said Network Rail chief executive Sir David Higgins last week.
Corporation of London built environment director Philip Everett last week pledged to step up measures to boost cyclist and pedestrian safety in the City .
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.