CITB Grant increases from 1 April 2023

The Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) has announced its plan to move all Industry Accreditation (IA) cardholders to a recognised qualification. You can find more information on the withdrawal of Industry Accreditation by visiting the CSCS website (External...

Company Fined after employee died while loading lorry

An East Yorkshire garden landscaping company has been fined £600,000 after an employee died while loading a lorry. Brian White, 59, was working for Kelkay Limited when he was operating a forklift truck at the company’s site on Heck and Pollington Lane, Pollington,...

Exeter farmer fined after teenage worker injured on dumper

A farmer has been fined £8k after a teenage worker suffered serious head injuries when a six-tonne dumper he was driving overturned. The 19-year-old and his friend, who was just 16, had been paid to move material as part of improvement works at Upper Kingswell Farm in...

Building firm fined for multiple failings that included workers being lifted by a digger

A building firm has been fined for a catalogue of health and safety failings that included two builders being lifted into the air by a digger. A photograph caught the moment a pair of workers stood in the bucket of a digger to fit a stone into the top of a new home in...

Kier hit with £4.4m safety fine

Civil engineering firm Kier has been fined more than £4m after its workers twice struck overhead powerlines while working on the M6 motorway causing cables to land in the path of passing vehicles. In one incident, an overhead cable the workers brought down hit a...

Building firm fined after worker hurt falling through collapsed floor

A building company has been fined £66,667 after a worker was injured when a floor that was under construction collapsed. The Lusson Ltd worker was one of three people who were on the incomplete first floor of a building that was being constructed in Croham Valley...

Company fined after worker contracts blood infection

A company has been fined after an employee became seriously ill when he contracted a blood infection while working at a lake contaminated with sewage. He was working for Adler and Allan Ltd, a supplier of environmental risk services, during a clean-up operation at a...

Company fined after fall from lorry – leaves man with life-changing brain injuries

The wife of a man left severely disabled by a workplace accident says he is a “stranger in her husband’s body”. Sue McFarlane’s partner John suffered life-changing brain injuries falling 2.5 metres from a delivery vehicle to a concrete floor at the vehicle parts...

Health board fined £160,000 after employees diagnosed with Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

A Welsh health board has been fined after three employees were diagnosed with Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). Powys Teaching Health Board required its employees to routinely operate handheld power tools such as lawn mowers, strimmers and hedge cutters without...

HSE publishes annual work-related ill-health and injury statistics for 2021/22

The estimated number of workers in Great Britain suffering a work-related illness is 1.8 million with stress, depression, and anxiety making up around half of cases, new figures show. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today (Wednesday November 23) published...