Health & Safety news
Road workers have won praise for reporting a man who drove past a ‘road closed’ sign and through an area of night works.
Ambulance and fire crews had to rescue a roads worker who had back spasms while on a platform almost 10m above ground.
Engineers have backed moves to force clients to appoint a ‘principal designer’ to manage health and safety aspects of a project at pre-construction stage.
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.