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BSI revises temporary works guidance

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has updated its code of practice for temporary works for the first time since 2011. BS 5975:2019 – Code of practice for temporary works procedures and the permissible stress design of falsework provides recommendations for temporary structures on building site [...]

By |2019-06-06T08:23:23+00:00June 6th, 2019|Industry News, News, People & Contractors|

Team completes first Antarctic construction season

The onset of the Antarctic winter marks the end of the first construction season for the team building a wharf for the polar research ship RRS Sir David Attenborough. The 50 workers are leaving British Antarctic Survey’s (BAS) Rothera Research Station after spending the last six months building the [...]

By |2019-06-12T15:26:40+00:00May 24th, 2019|Client Success Stories, Industry News, News, People & Contractors|

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Man dies in Cork trench collapse incident

A man has died in a workplace incident in Cork yesterday. It is understood he was working on a farm in Coachford near Macroom when a trench caved in. The remains of the man have been removed to Cork University Hospital. It is understood that he was involved in the excavation of a deep drainage trenc [...]

Northern Ireland : Workplace accidents increase by 30 per cent in a year

The number of workplace deaths in Northern Ireland has risen by more than 30 per cent in the past year, it has emerged. Investigators at the Health and Safety Executive (HSENI) confirmed that 16 people were killed doing their job during 2016/17 compared with 12 the previous year. Farming related acc [...]

Man dies after being overcome by fumes in industrial accident

A 33 year old man has died in an industrial accident in Co Wexford. Gardaí are investigating the incident, which occurred at Foulksmills, New Ross at around 12.30pm last Tuesday. Gardaí said the man was working at a grain store tank and appears to have been overcome by fumes. Medical assistance was [...]

Safety Alert – Passenger Lifts marked with number CE490 installed by Ellickson Engineering Ltd

The Health and Safety Authority (The Authority) has been made aware of passenger lifts installed by Ellickson Engineering Ltd (no longer trading; currently in receivership since 2011) that are marked with the following “CE490” as the identification for the notified body involved in the conformity as [...]

UK : Scaffolders fined £26k after untrained worker’s fall

A scaffolding company has been up in court after a worker fractured his skull in a fall and lost his sight in one eye. Bristol Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of RJ Scaffolding (Bristol) Ltd had to be put into an induced coma for two weeks after falling more than six metres from the scaffol [...]

OZ : Workplace death leads to manslaughter charge

Police have charged a man after a worker died following an incident on a Springfield Lakes construction site earlier this year. A 24-year-old Yarrabilba man, Neil Edward Norris, was on Tuesday charged with one count of manslaughter following Workplace Health and Safety investigations. Just before 2p [...]

Workplace Accident Statistics – Twenty people killed in farm accidents last year

Health and Safety report shows 45 people died in workplace incidents in 2016 Twenty people were killed in accidents on Irish farms last year, more than double the number of workplace fatalities in any other sector. The number of workplace fatalities in the agricultural sector is up from 18 recorded [...]

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