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HSE appoints new chief inspector of construction

A new chief inspector of construction has been appointed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Heather Bryant, who is currently HSE’s divisional director for London, the East and South East, will replace Philip White at the end of March. After four years in post, Philip moves to lead another key division at HSE. The…

Over half health and safety jobs cover environment

Well over half of health and safety jobs require environmental management responsibilities, according to the 2012 NEBOSH Jobs Barometer. Environmental management continues to feature strongly in health and safety job adverts, mentioned in 62% of available positions, the same as in 2011. The research also showed that, as in previous years, anyone applying for a…

Safety failings found in basement construction sites

HSE inspectors took enforcement action for serious safety failings on more than a third of sites visited during a recent initiative to improve standards on basement construction sites. Inspectors visited 109 sites in four London boroughs – Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster and Wandsworth – on 15 and 16 November. They took enforcement…

Consultation opens on cost recovery scheme for health and safety interventions

The HSE has today opened a three-month consultation on how cost recovery for intervention will work, having already agreed the underlying principle with Government. The new scheme could apply from as early as April 2012. For the first time, the changes place a duty on the HSE to recover the costs of their interventions in…