The UK’s safe digging industry ‘more collaborative than ever’, report says

LSBUD (Linesearch BeforeUdig) the online safe digging service has produced a report entitled, ‘Digging Up Britain’. SHP finds out more about its findings. The report utilises LSBUD’s own search data, alongside data provided by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and Utility Strike Avoidance Group (USAG), to identify trends within the market, and futureproof it […]

Landowners present biggest risk to UK’s pipelines

There were 316 incidents of workers digging too close to high-pressure oil, gas, and chemical pipes without the owner’s permission in 2022, according to Linewatch, the leading pipeline safety and awareness group. The data in its 2022 Infringement Report shows that landowners were the most likely cause of damage to pipelines in the UK. Of […]

Inadequate site safety measures led to the death of a 10-year-old boy

A civil engineering contractor in Scotland has been fined £800,000 after a 10-year-old boy died following a series of inadequate site safety measures Shea Ryan died after falling down a manhole at a building site with poor safety measures in Glasgow in July 2020. Ryan was out playing with friends when they accessed the construction site where […]