Achieving outstanding

13 January 2012

In September 2011, Woodlands Children’s Centre in South Croydon received an outstanding grading from Ofsted. In this article, the Centre Manager, Liz Hodgman, explores some of the reasons why she feels they were able to achieve this.

CDM 2007 and smaller jobs

13 January 2012

Paul Reeve, Head of Safety and Environment at the Electrical Contractors’ Association, London, looks at the application of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 in relation to smaller, non-notifiable construction jobs.

Top 60 survey: Size dictates growth

13 January 2012

Income rose at the top 60 firms but margins and partner fee ratios were under pressure as clients reduced their spend, reports Liz Fisher

Ask the expert: hazardous substances

12 January 2012

A recent query on managing the risks from hazardous substances dealt with by the British Safety Council’s Information Service.

Noise measurement tips available

12 January 2012

Workplace monitoring equipment specialist Cirrus Research has drawn together the 10 most popular articles about noise measurement from its blog site into a free downloadable e-book.

Olympics safety legacy site launched

12 January 2012

A website designed to share best practice adopted on the London 2012 construction project in areas such as health and safety and sustainability has been launched by the Olympic Delivery Authority.

Free health and safety seminars at Sandown Park, Surrey, on 28-29 February

12 January 2012

Safety professionals in the south of England will get the chance to learn more about the potential impact of the Löfstedt review of health and safety legislation thanks to free educational seminars taking place at the ‘Health and Safety - 12’ show at Sandown Park, Surrey, on 28-29 February.

Crane death results in £80,000 fine for company director

12 January 2012

A construction company and its managing director have been fined after a father-of-two was crushed to death when a crane overturned. Liverpool Crown Court heard that the crane toppled while lifting a steel column, which was positioned nearly 18 metres away and well outside its safe operating distance. The falling column struck and killed 46-year-old Mark Thornton, who was working nearby. The HSE investigation found the crane had not been properly maintained and the override switch that prevented it lifting loads beyond its capacity was faulty.