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QUANTITY SURVEYING — THE LOST ART OF MEASUREMENT?

Posted on May 21, 2018at 1:59 pm

Like any profession, Quantity Surveying has evolved due to the rapid development of technology over the past few decades. The development of BIM software has resulted in many believing that traditional methods of measuring for Bills of Quantities are now outmoded and can be put out to pasture. But is this really the case? Keelagher […]

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HSE Fine - Principal Contractor fined after roller shutter door damages market stall

Posted on April 16, 2018at 9:54 am

A principal contractor has been fined after a roller shutter door damaged a market stall in Walthamstow. Westminster Magistrates Court heard that, at approximately 5am on 3 August 2016, employees of Flex D B Construction Ltd were removing a roller shutter door on the boundary of a site on High Street, Walthamstow. During this activity, […]

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HSE Fine - Tata Steel fined £1.4m after health and safety failings lead to death of worker

Posted on April 13, 2018at 9:52 am

A steel producer has today been fined after the death of 26-year-old maintenance electrician, Thomas Standerline. Hull Crown Court heard how, on 23 April 2010, Mr Standerline, an employee of Tata Steel, was examining a crane as part of his inspection duties as a maintenance electrician. Whilst carrying out this work, an overhead crane travelled […]

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HSE Fine - Company fined after apprentice injured in fall from height

Posted on April 10, 2018at 9:50 am

A scaffolding company has been sentenced today for safety breaches after a 16-year-old apprentice joiner fell approximately four metres from a scaffold platform. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 6 September 2016, the apprentice was passing roof tiles from the loading bay to a colleague on the scaffold when he caught his foot in a […]

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HSE Fine - Company fined after multiple safety failings

Posted on April 07, 2018at 9:47 am

Quainton Logistics & Storage Ltd has today been fined after both putting workers at risk and allowing conditions on site to fall well below the expected standard. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 4 May 2016, operatives were smashing asbestos roof sheets with crow bars to remove them from a derelict warehouse in Bootle, Merseyside. […]

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HSE Fine - Company fined after falling scaffold clips hits pedestrian

Posted on April 04, 2018at 9:46 am

A scaffolding company was sentenced today for safety breaches after a scaffold clip fell approximately 20m (60 ft.) and hit a member of the public walking below. Westminster Magistrates Court heard that, on 20 March 2017, the injured person was walking along Upper Street in Islington, London when he was hit on the head by […]

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Continued Professional Development Training

Posted on March 12, 2018at 11:01 am

In February, we hosted two CPD Training Events at The Park Royal Hotel (Warrington) on the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015, lead by KOK Director John Okey and one of our Senior Construction Health & Safety Advisors, Robin Doughton. The events on 16th and 23rd of February were attended by delegates (Clients, Contractors and […]

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Scaffolder sentenced for unsafe working at height

Posted on March 06, 2018at 9:09 am

A 28 year-old scaffolder has been sentenced after working at height without suitable and sufficient safety measures in place. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 30 June 2017, Mr Terrance Murray was witnessed erecting scaffold in an unsafe manner by a concerned member of the public. Photographs were taken of Mr Murray standing on […]

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North West man sentenced for unregistered gas work

Posted on February 28, 2018at 2:02 pm

An unregistered gas installer has been fined after carrying out gas work whilst not being registered with the Gas Safe Register.   Bolton Crown Court heard how, In February and March2 2016, Guy Hilton, trading as Aquafix, carried out gas work at two addresses in Bolton using a false Gas Safe Register number.   An […]

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Two companies fined due to unaddressed asbestos risk

Posted on February 26, 2018at 1:47 pm

Two Yorkshire-based companies were fined after putting both their workers, and members of the public, at risk through asbestos exposure. Leeds Crown Court heard how, on 18 August 2014, the now-liquidated Hallmark Design and Shopfitting began refurbishment works for Berry’s jewellery outlet owned by Berens and Company Ltd when it disturbed materials containing asbestos. Once […]

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