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Don't slip up HSE tells employers

Shattered Lives is the name of the campaign launched by the Health and Safety Executive this month, to warn the industry to act to prevent accidents in the workplace.
Building and plant maintenance including air-conditioning repair work is highlighted in the HSE's poster campaign which runs throughout February and March 2008.

Falls are the biggest cause of fatal injury in UK's workplaces, with 23 of the 77 worker deaths in construction in 2006/07 resulting from a fall from height.

More than 4,000 major injuries including broken bones or fractured skulls are reported to the HSE each year by the construction industry.

More than half of these serious injuries involve falls from height or from tripping over materials on walkways and are easily preventable.

Reducing the number of injuries and deaths from falls and trips is a priority for HSE to help the construction industry meet its accident target by 2010 and help prevent the impact accidents have on the lives of workers and their families.

The HSE advises workers to:

Plan and organise work properly.

Make sure that people involved in work at height are competent.

Select and use the right equipment.

Keep walkways on site clear of obstructions.
28 February 2008


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Insulating EU homes could reduce energy demand by 44%

A new study released by Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) shows that improving the insulation of existing residential buildings in the EU would significantly contribute to securing the bloc’s energy independence and achieving he EU target of reaching climate neutrality by 2050.

Improved insulation of EU residential buildings would result in a reduction of energy demand for heating in buildings by 777 TWh, or 44% compared to 2020: 46% in gas savings, 44% in heating oil savings and 48% in coal savings.


Hot water for healthcare

Recent research by the University of Exeter sets out the scale of the challenge the NHS faces if it is to achieve sustainability targets set under the government’s net zero plan by 2040, a full decade ahead of the wider commercial sector....


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