h&s briefsOn 1 Jun 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Health and safety news in briefConstruction firms fined £37k for collision Four construction companies have been fined a total of £37,000 for breachesof health and safety legislation. It followed an incident in which two vehiclescollided on the A229 near Chatham, Kent, in November 2001. Costain, Skanska JVProjects, Mowlem and Ovendens Earthmoving all pleaded guilty to a breach ofduties. Building designers failing to cut out risks Building designers are still not doing enough to design out risk, the Healthand Safety Executive (HSE) has warned. Designers who went on site and consultedwith builders had a better appreciation of the problems created by some oftheir ideas. Manufacturing company breached regulations A manufacturing firm has been fined £1,000 for breaching manual handlingoperations regulations. Willowcrete, of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, was finedafter the Health and Safety Executive found employees lifting concrete postsand lintels without having had manual handling assessments.