News Articles

Check back regularly to see the latest CQMS health and safety news. Click to also read the latest recent HSE prosecutions and Corporate Manslaughter prosecutions.



4th December 2017

CITB to withdraw from CSCS card administration service

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has taken the decision to serve notice on its contract to provide the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) with card […]
30th November 2017

HSE Publish health and safety statistics

The HSE has released key figures for health and safety statistics in Great Britain (2016/17): 1.3 million working people suffering from a work-related illness 2,542 mesothelioma deaths due […]
30th November 2017

Helping Great Britain Work Well’s call to employers to do more pays dividends

Employers publicly committing to making positive changes to their firms’ health and safety culture has resulted in an estimated 300,000 workers reaping the benefits of improved […]
30th November 2017

PAS 91:2017 update

CQMS are pleased to inform you that the long awaited update to PAS91 is now available to download <here> What is this PAS about? It provides […]
30th May 2017


The CLP Regulation ensures that the hazards presented by chemicals are clearly communicated to workers and consumers in the European Union through classification and labeling of […]
1st October 2016

CQMS Managing Director appointed Chair of Safety Schemes in Procurement

CQMS are pleased to advise our Managing Director, Eleanor Eaton, has been appointed Chair of Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Ltd. Eleanor advises: I have been a […]
1st July 2016

Corporate Manslaughter Prosecutions

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 is a landmark in law. For the first time, companies and organisations can be found guilty of corporate […]
16th December 2015

Brighton bombing kills policeman 31 years on: Anti-terror officer dies of cancer after being exposed to asbestos as he sifted through rubble at the scene

A former anti-terror officer who was one of the first on the scene of the Brighton bombing in 1984 has died from cancer after inhaling asbestos […]
10th December 2015

Corporate manslaughter firm ordered to publicise conviction

A building firm which was fined £200,000 following the death of a 28-year-old worker who was fatally crushed when a 2.9 metre retaining wall collapsed onto him, has […]
3rd December 2015

Sixth suspected Legionnaires’ case at Boldon Faltec factory

A sixth suspected case of Legionnaires’ disease is being investigated at a South Tyneside factory. Faltec Europe Ltd in Boldon closed down its cooling towers in […]
1st December 2015

‘Horrific’ incident at woodchip plant

A fatal incident at a Merseyside woodchip factory – described by one HSE inspector as his “most horrific case” – has seen two firms ordered to […]
27th July 2015

CQMS Newsflash – Security on Site

Following the tragic news that Officers searching for missing 7-year-old Conley Thompson have found the body of a child on a construction site on Bank End […]