Archive Scotland

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Scotland - New Firth of Forth Bridge

We heard on the radio this morning that the planned Forth crossing name, as announced by Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond, is to be Queensferry Crossing. This is after a public vote from a list of suggested names. The construction of the new Forth Replacement Crossing is due to be completed in 2016 and this project is one of the largest Scotland has undertaken; costing £800m it is intended to replace the old Firth of Forth Bridge which is suffering for corrosion. For more on this story...
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"Sharp Rise" in Enforcement Notices in Scotland

We read recently in the SHP (Safety & Health Practitioner) that the number of Improvement and Prohibition Notices issued to Scottish organisations in the first half of this year is on course to increase by around 38 per cent compared with the corresponding period last year. Why is this the case? Are HSE officers starting to act more on poor standards leading to serious heath and safety shortcomings? Others have suggested that the introduction of the HSE 'cost recovery' scheme has impacted...
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Safety Event for Scottish Construction Firms

The HSE has teamed up with the construction industry's Working Well Together campaign to organise an event focusing on safety issues for construction workers, especially during the ground-works phase. This free event has been organised to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain's most dangerous industries, especially within the smaller and medium sized construction companies. For more information see HSE Press
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