Three separate ‘falls from heights’ incidents have been the subject of Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecutions in recent weeks – highlighting the renewed need for construction employers to ensure they have stringent workplace safety procedures in place.
The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of an appeal by Eon Climate & Renewables UK in a long running dispute which involves the failure of foundations on the Robin Rigg offshore windfarm.
A recent case in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) illustrates the need to regularly check your emails.
Annual figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveal that the number of workplace fatalities looks set to be the second lowest on record – with the largest reduction in incidents seen in the construction sector.
In a bid to modernise the court system, the Lord Chancellor has announced that ‘arcane’ legal terms such as ‘mercantile’ and ‘chancery’ should be replaced by language which is more easily understood by the general public.
The construction industry has been warned it still faces Building Information Modelling (BIM) challenges amidst calls for additional support to help the sector in its shift to digital construction.
A property owner and demolition contractor have appeared in court after an uncontrolled building collapse onto a High Street ‘put lives at risk.’
In this edition of our Construction and Engineering Bulletin, we focus on how adjudication can benefit businesses working in this sector:
A jury has found a construction firm boss guilty of manslaughter after the death of a member of the public, who was killed when a stack of window frames collapsed on her.
A new survey has suggested that some central government departments are failing to enforce the BIM 2 mandate, which was due to take effect more than a year ago.