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Major contractors convicted of corporate manslaughter after site deaths could face fines of more than £20m. New sentencing guidelines were introduced this week, which could see firms with £50m+ turnovers hit with fines of up to £20m. The guidelines also state that firms with a much bigger turnover than £50m could be hit with even...
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The HSE is about to commence a widespread consultation on the production of guidance on the application of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 to the Entertainment Sector. The HSE recognises that the sector is diverse and has adopted a framework of four sub-sectors: Theatre and Live Performance; Broadcast & Film; Exhibition & Conference...
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Subject to Parliamentary approval, new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) will come into force on 6 April 2015. The HSE has published it’s draft Legal (L) Series guidance PDF on the legal requirements for CDM 2015. It’s being made available before the Regulations come into force on 6 April to help anyone...
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A national targeted inspection focussing on health risks for construction workers saw enforcement action taken at one in six of hundreds of sites visited. During a concentrated two-week period of proactive inspections, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) demanded improvements, and in some cases put an immediate stop to work activities, where they fell short...
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