David Cant

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When employees sabotage their own health and safety

Posted by David Cant on June 18, 2018<p>0 Comments<p>A group of builders has found a loophole in the rules banning shorts on their site – but it’s not as …

Health and Safety

Edmonton fire crews rescue construction worker buried in collapsed trench

Edmonton firefighters worked alongside a construction crew Thursday afternoon to rescue a man stuck in a collapsed trench. The rescue effort took …

Archaeology

Box-ticking building regulations leave tower blocks prone to disaster – but residents can fight back

It has been one year since a fire tore through Grenfell Tower in west London, resulting in the deaths of 72 people. The rapid spread of the fire …

Regulation

Royal Mail bans drivers from flying England flags during World Cup for health and safety reasons

Royal Mail staff hoping to cheer on the Three Lions from home have been left disappointed after the company banned them from flying England flags on …

Royal Mail

related psychological health and safety

<b>For employers and workers, the guide describes how to build a psychologically healthy and safe workplace by identifying, assessing and controlling</b> …

Mental Health

'Life's too short to not have a laugh': Cafe owner surprised at complaints over offbeat signs

The stop sign has garnered the most complaints from customers since it was installed about five years ago.<p>A boutique cafe and artisan hub that …

Health and Safety

Man dies after falling through granary roof in Brechin

Police said the man died from his injuries after incident at the WN Lindsay granary in Stracathro.<p>A man has died after falling through a roof at a …

Health and Safety

Amazon accused of treating UK warehouse staff like robots

Amazon has been accused of treating staff like robots as it emerged that ambulances had been called out 600 times to the online retailer’s UK warehouses in the past three years.<p>A Freedom of Information request to ambulance services from the GMB union revealed 115 call-outs to Amazon’s site in …

Radiation Therapy

Council says artist’s washing machine is a health and safety hazard

Miserable council chiefs removed a street art installation featuring an old washing machine, after they deemed it a public safety hazard.<p>Anonymous …

Washing Machines

Winnipeg worker dies at city's water treatment plant

A Winnipeg worker is dead after an accident at the city's water treatment plant on Tuesday morning.<p>Oakbank RCMP say a 58-year-old Winnipeg man was …

Workplace Safety

Did you know your mouth is your best bit of safety gear?

Not many of us would think that using your mouth at work can help to prevent a workplace injury, but in fact it's the best piece of safety gear …

Health and Safety

5 Ways Health and Safety Will Make You Rich

Posted by David Cant on May 21, 2018<p>0 Comments<p>There are many excuses given by businesses being prosecuted for health and safety failings, but a …

Company fined £1.6m after explosion and disease outbreak left workers ill and teenager burned

A car parts manufacturer must pay £1.6m after five people fell ill and a teenager was left with first-degree burns at its South Tyneside …

Drinking fountains shut off after 'high levels' of lead found

A number of drinking fountains located in the Victorian city of Geelong have been turned off after high levels of lead were found.<p>Up to 40 fountains …

Boldon Legionnaires' outbreak firm Faltec Europe fined £1.6m

<b>A car parts firm has been fined £1.6m following an outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease and an explosion at its South Tyneside factory.</b><p>Four staff and a nearby resident became seriously ill as a result of the outbreak at Faltec Europe in Boldon between October 2014 and June 2015.<p>A 19-year-old worker …

Mineworker falls to his death at Harmony Gold mine

Johannesburg - A mineworker died after he fell into a deep reef tip at Harmony Gold's Moab Khotsong mine in North West on Thursday morning, the …

Apprentices and owners at the sharp end of Carillion collapse

Charley McDowell, apprentice carpenter<p>Charley McDowell, 19, from Strood in Kent, was on a two-year carpentry apprenticeship with Carillion and was due to finish in May. He was working at a housing project in Ebbsfleet.<p>Along with 12 other trainee carpenters, he had his apprenticeship transferred to …

Housing

Grenfell Tower: lives remembered, but fire safety lessons still not learned

I am disgusted but not surprised at recent reports that the Hackitt review of the building regulatory system will not contain any major changes (‘We still have death traps’: Grenfell survivors demand ban on flammable cladding, 15 May). We never learn.<p>In 2003 government-sponsored research into the …

Grenfell Tower

Has health and safety gone sane?

<b>We all enjoy a moan about employers’ patronising efforts to to teach us how to pick up boxes, but our anonymous blogger detects a method in the</b> …

Railway crossing gate drops on signalman and breaks his neck as Network Rail convicted of safety failings

A railway crossing gate dropped on a signalman breaking his neck after Network Rail failed to carry out a sufficient risk assessment.<p>Network Rail was convicted of safety failings after a jury concluded that the government-owned company had failed to properly assess the risks involved in Doug …

Network Rail

Volunteers who maintain a Yorkshire White Horse fear health and safety ban will not be lifted

Volunteers who maintain the White Horse in Kilburn, North Yorkshire, fear the “end of the road” of nearly five decades of looking after the hillside …

Sellafield to be prosecuted over employee contamination

© Reuters. Sellafield to be prosecuted over employee contamination<p>LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's nuclear regulator said on Friday it will prosecute …

This home-building robot can lay more than 1,000 bricks an hour — and construct a home quicker than a human

A construction crew can build a small home in about four to six weeks. To shave time and labor costs, some homebuilders have chosen to automate part of the process instead.<p>A new robot, developed by Perth-based company Fastbrick Robotics, may be the speediest homebuilding machine yet.<p>Called the …

High in the Polluted Andes

Peru is the world's second largest zinc, silver, and copper producer and accounts for a whopping 11.2% of zinc output. But with lax regulation, a …

Improvement in Construction Safety is Vital

Posted by David Cant on May 8, 2018<p>0 Comments<p>According to a recent study, more than half of UK workers lack the basic knowledge to keep themselves …

How technology has changed health and safety in the workplace

Businesses and organisations across Britain are at risk of substantial penalties if they aren’t compliant with the health and safety legislations …

“Funny” video is actually a collection of health and safety nightmares

Posted by David Cant on May 3, 2018<p>4 Comments<p>A video circulating on Twitter recently looks like a harmless workplace prank – but it could have been a …

'Green' concrete could be game-changer for construction industry

Scientists have been tinkering with concrete in an effort to improve upon the world's most widely used construction material — and they’ve notched some notable successes.<p>New forms of concrete can trap and store the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, break down pollutants from exhaust fumes, and help …

Engineering

Lower St-Lawrence town reeling after volunteer firefighter killed

People in the town of Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, just east of Rivière-du-Loup, are in shock following the death of a volunteer firefighter.<p>Carmel …

A game changer for health and safety

Forward-thinking organisations are embracing ISO 45001, the new global standard for health and safety<p>ISO 45001, the long-awaited successor to OHSAS 18001, has finally arrived, and businesses of all sizes in many sectors are already benefiting from it.<p>With attitudes towards occupational health and …

Health and Safety