Safety Smart Monthly Update October 2022

10th October 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!

HSE launches campaign to combat serious aches, pains and strains in construction

Lifting and moving heavy objects on construction sites is harming the health of thousands of brickies and builders to such a degree every aspect of their lives is affected.

Experts at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are warning construction workers are picking up injuries and conditions that can stop them from working and leave them struggling to stand, walk, or sit down.

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The Health Risks Associated With Sendentarism

As evidence grows about the health risks associated with sedentarism, we look at the impact of sitting for too long and ask how workplaces can be made more active.

In the modern economy, many people’s work involves sitting for long, uninterrupted periods. This sedentary ‘working’ life can be reinforced if people’s leisure pursuits also discourage movement.

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The Case for Safety Podcast features conversations with safety experts sharing their ideas and insights you can use to help your organization improve worker safety and health.

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CASE STUDIES

Sentencing for companies and employees after 18-year-old worker dies

Two companies and two people have been sentenced after an 18-year-old construction worker was fatally injured while working on a house-build construction site in Boston, Lincolnshire.

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Firm fined for causing employee exposure to vibration

Two partners in a construction firm have been fined for failing to adequately control the risk to its employees from exposure to vibration when using vibrating tools. Employees of Roywood Contractors worked at various construction sites using vibrating tools without adequate control.

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Engineering company fined after man installing bird deterrent spikes fell from roof

An engineering company has been fined after one of its employees fell through a roof while installing bird deterrent spikes. A man working for Craven and Nicholas (Engineering) Ltd on St John’s Road in Boston, stepped onto a fragile roof surface and fell six metres through it – suffering serious injuries to his head and left arm on 13 May 2020.

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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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