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‘Blue tape’ business rules report aims to help SMEs find ‘proportionate’ advice

The safety and health rules businesses impose on each other – often referred to as “blue tape” – combined with inconsistent, sometimes incompetent advice threaten to discredit sensible regulation and good guidance and practice.

MPs call for action over rise in deaths from work at height

The All-party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Working at Height has urged the government to take forward the recommendations in its report after the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) latest statistics showed an increase in the number of fatal injuries caused by a fall from height.

Balfour Beatty joint venture fined for natural gas pipeline rupture

Balfour Beatty CLG (BBCLG), a utility contractor based in the Republic of Ireland, has been fined €300,000 (£266,000) after a worker was killed in a pipeline explosion in February 2015.

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High priorities

A report from a UK parliamentary group makes four recommendations to reduce the overall number of falls related to work at height, the cause of one in four workplace fatalities.

The view from the summit

Practitioners and investor representatives gathered in Paris to examine how safety and health fits into corporate social responsibility. 

RVA Group: Razing issues

The global demolition specialist bridges the client and contractor gap, managing complex and large-scale decommissioning projects. 

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