Safety Smart Monthly Update November

7th November 2022 Posted in Blogs

If you missed out on our last newsletter – never fear! we’ve pulled together all the information in this blog post and there’s plenty to catch up on!

The growing importance of Principal Designers in construction

As any construction team will know, builds come with a variety of complex tasks and involve numerous individuals in order to complete them on time and budget. Collaboration is at the heart of any construction project, and a Principal Designer remains one of the most crucial roles in the process.

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International Stress Awareness Week 

International Stress Awareness Week 2022 takes place from Monday 7 November to Friday 11 November. It is a major annual event focusing on stress management and campaigning against the stigma associated with stress and mental health issues.

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Worker broke his back in 2ft fall from forklift truck 

A logistics company has been fined £400,000 after a worker broke his back when he fell from a forklift truck.

The injured man was one of two employees who were loading a shipping container at freight forwarders Reliable Shipping Limited.

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Building firm fined after workers put at risk during warehouse renovation. 

A building firm has been fined after putting workers working at height at risk during the refurbishment of a former warehouse building in London and for breaching a Prohibition Notice.


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£3,000 fine after 18-year-old killed on domestic construction site 

Two companies and two people have been sentenced after a teenage construction worker was fatally injured while working on a house-build construction site in Lincolnshire.

P & R Plant Hire (Lincolnshire) Limited, D. Brown (Building Contractors) Limited, Brent Woods and Darrell Tripp were all fined following the death of 18-year-old Josh Disdel.

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From Twitter

Joinery firm fined after failings

A joinery firm in south east London has been fined £14,000 for health and safety failings, including putting its workers at risk of exposure to wood dust.

NEWS: Birmingham City Council to cut all funding to the cultural sector.

Give it a few years and British culture will be represented solely by four films about each one of the Beatles.

What a country.

Company and director sued after scaffolder receives electric shock

A Kent scaffolding company has been fined and its director given a suspended prison sentence after a scaffolder suffered an 11,000-volt electric shock.

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