A round up of some recent HSE prosecutions and enforcement action in the construction sector and links to relevant advice.
Construction Safety Topic – underground cables
Roofwork/ Working at height
CITB is reviewing the Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test to ensure that it continues to contribute towards a qualified workforce with the right knowledge, skills and training.
New question styles
From January 2018 the test will include two new question styles:
• Multiple-choice with images
• Drag and drop with text
The content of the questions will not change, but some questions will be presented using the two new styles.
Digital revision materials
All digital revision materials have been updated (DVD’s, downloads and apps) and can be purchased at shop.citb.co.uk. The hard copy revision materials will not be updated, but can still be used to revise for the test as the question content has not been changed.
For further details of the changes, and to try the new question styles go to citb.co.uk/hsetestdev.
A steel company has today been fined after the release of toxic and flammable substances from its site in Scunthorpe.
A Dorset based company has been fined after a scaffold collapsed at an industrial unit in Wallisdown, Poole.
A manufacturing firm has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered flash burns to her face, neck, chest and both arms.
The landlord of a property in Ilfracombe has been given a suspended sentence for risking the lives of his tenants by undertaking dangerous gas work.
A passenger air transport firm has been fined after an employee suffered brain damage after being crushed by hangar doors in Bedfordshire.