A Roofer was sentenced to 6 months in prison and fined over £3,000 including costs after being witnessed balanced on scaffolding over 90 feet in the air. The Roofer was witnessed and photographed by members of the public in a nearby office; they also reported it to the HSE.
We would like to make you aware that the HSE nationally have a refurbishment campaign scheduled for 15th May running for two weeks. Throughout the two weeks they will be targeting refurbishment projects.
An accident occurred on one of our customers sites recently, where a nail went through a safety boot and caused injury to an operative’s foot. We would like to remind you that all operatives must wear the correct foot protection when working on site. This must be Steel Toe Capped boots with a Steel mid sole.
As many of you have asked us several times over the years whether we can do NVQ's, we have finally decided there are too many people asking and not enough quality providers available in our area.
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is reminding industry to be prepared for the withdrawal of the Construction Related Occupation (CRO) card.
An incident that occurred almost a year ago has only recently been brought to the attention of the HSE, it was brought to their attention due to the injured party making a claim. An accident investigation was not completed at the time and the incident was not reported under RIDDOR. HSE are now investigating this relatively simple accident with the company involved and the reason may be due to the accident not being reported in the first instance. Any accident that results in a civil claim ('No Win No Fee type claim'), will then be brought to the attention of the HSE by the solicitors. So our advice is to always report accident / incidents when they happen. If you are ever unsure as to whether it is reportable then give us a call and we will clarify for you whether it is reportable under the RIDDOR 2013 regulations.