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McNicholas fined for unsafe London roadworks

McNicholas fined for unsafe London roadworks

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder Virgin Media and contractor McNicholas have been made to pay more than £11,000 after pleading guilty to three offences relating to unsafe London roadworks. The prosecution was brought by Transport for London, which is staging a crackdown on unsafe working and unnecessary delays and disruption caused by utility companies. Virgin Media pleaded guilty to two offences committed on Chertsey Road, Twickenham in February 2014. These included carrying out unsafe working practices and breaching permit conditions, namely [...]

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Road workers get battery-powered hi-vis gear

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder Road workers in Scotland are trialling new battery-powered hi-vis gear. It’s glow-in-the-dark PPE which is powered by tiny batteries. The Scotland TranServjoint venture between Balfour Beatty and Mouchel is rolling out the new gear on highways maintenance sites across south west Scotland. Scotland TranServ’s Health and Safety Manager Brian Hume said: “We’ve been working closely with Fhoss Technology to develop this product for use by road workers in what will be a first for [...]

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Kent Construction Company fined for excavation failings

Construction Company fined for excavation failings

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder A Kent construction company has been fined for unsafe excavation work after a worker was seriously injured at a building site in Cranbrook. The BBS Construction Ltd employee, who does not wish to be named, smashed his right hip in the incident at Benenden School for Girls on 18 January 2011 when the face of an excavation some four metres in depth collapsed on top of him. He also injured his left knee after [...]

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