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4 March 2022 HSE Campaign Targets Construction Industry in Birmingham

The HSE has announced a campaign targeting health and safety in the construction industry in Birmingham. The Campaign is in response to a significant increase in development across the city, partly as a result of preparations for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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1 September 2020 A look ahead to the new Building Safety Regulator planned for 2021

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has just announced a new inquiry to undertake pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Bill for the Building Safety Regulator (“BSR”). Measures contained in the Bill are likely to come into force in 2021.

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12 September 2016 Call for new 'Hillsborough Law'

The so called 'Hillsborough Law' outlines five key principles all aimed at ensuring public authorities engaging with any court proceedings, inquiries or investigations tell the truth.

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19 August 2016 Have you made provisions to deal with historic health and safety breaches?

Balfour Beatty was fined £2.6 million in May 2016 following a fatal accident in April 2010. In its half year results statement the construction giant has announced that it has reassessed its potential liabilities.

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20 July 2016 The consequences of health and safety convictions is not limited to financial penalties

A judge at the Old Bailey has recently sentenced a construction company on two counts of corporate manslaughter and one count under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

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19 July 2016 A stark reminder of the importance of managing workplace transport safety

A plant hire company has been fined £300,000 and ordered to pay £50,000 in prosecution costs following a fatal accident in which an employee sustained head injuries.

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