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A contractor and a water management company have been fined after a worker was injured when he was hit by a 1.5 tonne water valve. Newcastle upon Tyne Magistrates’ Court heard that on 5 June 2018, Northumbrian Water Limited had contracted JW Colpitts & Co Limited to connect a 1.5 tonne water valve in a […]

Mechanical Electrical Breaker

A construction company and its groundworks contractor have been fined after unsafe excavation work left a worker with serious burns to his hand and arm. High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court heard that, on the 2 August 2018, a groundworker was preparing the ground to install a post to carry an Automatic Number Plate Recognition Camera (ANPRC), […]

Demolition Goes Wrong

A builder has been jailed for more than three years after he killed one of his workers while demolition a garage. Paramjit Singh, 48, of Iris Road in Southampton, was found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter following a two-week trial at Winchester Crown Court on October 2021. He was sentenced on December 03rd to three […]


A national construction company has been fined after an unannounced inspection by Health and Safety Executive inspectors found poor welfare standards, dangerous electrical systems and inadequate health and safety provision on site. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard how concerns had been raised regarding the health and safety standards at the construction site of the former Tobacco […]

iosh, first aid, nebosh & CITB SSSTS & SMSTS

SMSTS Course The Site Management Safety Training Scheme is commonly referred to as the SMSTS course and forms part of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Site Safety Plus suite of courses. The Site Safety Plus (SSP) suite of courses provide for key training across a range of roles within the construction, building and civil […]

Mental Health

Work-related stress and poor mental health risk becoming a health and safety crisis for Great Britain’s workplaces, the regulator has warned. While the full impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is yet to be fully understood, mental health issues are the number one reason given for sick days in the UK. Last year more than 17 […]

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