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£1m Fine for Crossrail Contractor Following Three Incidents

Construction boss jailed

A joint venture comprising three companies established to support the Crossrail tunnel construction has been fined a total of more than £1m following three separate incidents on the project, including the death of a worker. Southwark Crown Court heard Renè Tkáčik died after being crushed by falling wet concrete on 7 March 2014. Two other men were injured following separate …

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Crossrail Creates 6 Hard-Hitting Health & Safety Video Resource

Crossrail health & safety videos

Crossrail is encouraging construction firms large and small to make use of a series of videos that have been created for the Crossrail project which focus on some of the health impacts and safety risks faced by construction workers. The six films use different fictional scenarios to depict realistic situations, which could happen when basic health and safety controls are …

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Construction trio to face prosecution for Crossrail death

Construction boss jailed

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today informed BAM Nuttall Limited, Ferrovial Agroman (UK) Ltd, and Keir Infrastructure and Overseas Ltd that they will be prosecuted in relation to three incidents that took place during the construction of the new Crossrail railway tunnel construction, which runs east to west across London. All three companies will appear at Westminster’s Magistrates …

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Vaccine Factory Tragedy Demands Fire Safety Rethink

Ramtech WES fire alarm

Fitting a temporary fire alarm during construction activity can save lives, prevents costly delays, and protects your investment, facts supported by a growing number of industry bodies. The call comes after a fire in January at one of the world’s largest vaccine producers killed five workers in Pune, western India. The blaze started at a new factory building, adjoined to …

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Most in demand trades could see wages double

year for bricks

British construction must recruit over 400,000 people each and every year between now and 2021 – equivalent to one worker every 77 seconds – if it is to create the homes and infrastructure the nation needs, according to the latest report from Arcadis. Failure to address the skills gulf could even see the earnings of some tradespeople sky-rocketing inside a …

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Construction industry predictions for 2017

construction industry post-Brexit

Ian Anfield, Managing Director for construction audit and contract provider, Hudson Contract, provides his predictions for the industry in 2017. “There’s no escaping the fact that Brexit will dominate the news and political agenda in 2017 and will have a massive impact on UK construction. This is primarily because we rely so heavily on EU labour to man our construction …

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May wrong to “cut green crap”

Green Homes Grant Installer

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) had said Theresa May’s decision to scrap the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is alarming as it signals that improving the energy efficiency of our existing buildings has been pushed ever-further down the list of Government priorities. Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “Three years ago Cameron told his officials to …

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