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Asbestos: The Secret Hitchhiker

by Sebastian Richardson, SSIP Assessor Today, the populations most heavily exposed to asbestos are those in construction trades.  However, because asbestos can cling to clothes, someone in the construction trade could unknowingly take asbestos particles with them off-site. The Importance of Proper Asbestos Handling Procedures on Construction Sites Asbestos particles can cling to your clothes and then […]

Exeter farmer fined after teenage worker injured on dumper

A farmer has been fined £8k after a teenage worker suffered serious head injuries when a six-tonne dumper he was driving overturned. The 19-year-old and his friend, who was just 16, had been paid to move material as part of improvement works at Upper Kingswell Farm in the village of Longdown in Exeter. However, farmer […]

Company and director fined after HSE inspectors find an unusable toilet

A company and its director have been fined after they failed to provide suitable welfare facilities at a construction site in Belsize Park, North London. East Sussex firm ID8 Design and Build Ltd was in charge of the site on Carlingford Road where the company was carrying out a full refurbishment of a two-storey flat […]

The Benefits Of SSIP Certification

by Sebastian Richardson, SSIP Assessor Business owners and decision-makers may ask why they should have an SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) Certificate. Holding an SSIP certificate shows that you meet the current legislation by complying with the Health and Safety At Work Act 1974 and the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015).  There are many […]

“I knew he was dead” – neighbour recalls Land Rover horror

HSE has guidance on working safely under motor vehicles being repaired and has also issued a safety alert for air suspension systems on vehicles.  A Dorset man who found his friend and neighbour crushed to death under a car has urged mechanics and car enthusiasts not to cut corners. Leslie House, 61, a self-employed agricultural engineer who was […]