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Official construction safety guidance backed by engineers


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.


Summit to address construction safety


The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is holding a conference on 19 March to address the “major health and safety issues facing the construction industry”.

Damage to lorries consumed by January fire, which took more than three hours to control

Blaze-hit Channel Tunnel train was in safe station when it lost power


The freight train that caught fire in the Channel Tunnel in January was within a sprinkler station when it lost power, an investigation has found.

Mark Hansford

Health & Safety - time to act on construction's achilles heel


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.

Climate of fear surrounds accident reporting


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.

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