HSE builds construction support to protect workers’ mental health

The construction industry has stepped-up its efforts to combat work-related stress and promote good mental health by joining Great Britain‚Äôs workplace regulator campaign. The Working Minds campaign, set up by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), welcomes six new partners in the construction industry to help reach trades and offer free support. March sees the […]

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Painter’s trades: Asbestos and You

Painters across Great Britain are being warned about the hidden dangers associated with asbestos. The warning comes as part of the Health and Safety Executive‚Äôs (HSE) Asbestos and You campaign targeting tradespeople about the personal risks from asbestos that still exist in¬† properties across the country today. Around five thousand people a year die from […]

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DCM vapour killed a construction worker

A brick and stonework restoration company, Brick Restoration Ltd and its two directors, Stewart Bailey and John McCole, have been sentenced following the death of a construction worker. Alexandru Sorin was overcome by dichloromethane (‚ÄėDCM‚Äô) vapour whilst using a DCM-based paint stripper at a property in London on 25 July 2017. Mr Sorin was working […]

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