The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has recently released the annual injury and ill health statistics for 2017/2018.
• 1.4 million working people suffering from a work-related illness.
• 2,595 deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2016).
• 144 workers killed at work, 38 in the construction Industry (worst Industry in the UK).35 of the fatalities were caused by a fall from height.
• 555,000 injuries occurred at work.
• 71,062 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR, 52% of non-fatal accidents were caused by a slip, trip or fall at the same level or an injury caused by a manual handling activity.
• 30.7 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury.
• £15 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2016/17).
When selecting which Working at Height equipment to use, the below hierarchy is to be followed. Please ensure that any Working at Height equipment has been detailed in your site-specific RAMS (risk assessments and method statements).
Middlesex Ltd have recently achieved the prestigious Achilles Building Confidence accreditation. This was achieved by the successful completion of a two-day audit which focused on all areas of Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental. 80% of UK construction Industry spend goes through Building Confidence which means that our certification will give us better visibility to all Main Contractors and will allow us to bid for higher value works.
Employees at Achilles audited companies are 40% less likely to have an accident at work, according to the Riddor average.
Managing Director Neil Gordge ‘My thanks to all staff that assisted in the preparation and delivery of this audit. This is a major milestone in the history of the organisation and shows that we are a customer focused company with a high level of Quality and Health and Safety Standards’
Recently three Middlesex staff members undertook an intensive 3-day course with British Gypsum to learn the most up to date methods in the dry wall lining Industry.
Feedback from the course was very positive with one participant stating:
‘The course was great. I feel really comfortable, so much so that I think I could build walls in my house!’.
Farrans have recently awarded us work at Tottenham HATO Block 5. It’s approximately 8 months’ work.
Middlesex have also recently been appointed a ‘Preferred’ Partner for Midas Construction.
Our very own Charlie Preston has been recommended for the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award at the prestigious Pride of Brent Awards. Our client McLaren has recommended him for this accolade.
He has been working in the borough since January 2018 and has been working alongside Daniel Akram Project Manager for the drylining package on McLaren Group’s Wembley Park project W03. Charlie’s role is as an apprentice dry liner on site, however he goes above expectation and has also trained as a slinger, which he is undertaking an NVQ level 2 in after completing 350 hours of training.
Charlie has showed such promise that he is has also been trusted with logistics for the company and has taken other newer apprentices on site under his wing to support them with their practical skills. Daniel Akram, Project Manager, praises Charlie on his work ethic, ‘Charlie happily takes the lead on all matters of the site including logistics, whilst keeping a close eye on the materials for over 100+ operatives on site, he takes initiative to support myself and McLaren.’