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SOLE TRADER PRISON SENTENCE OVER ROOF FALL

Fall through fragile rooflight caused by poor planning and assessment

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Updated on 24th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

MAJOR SUPPLIER FINED £1.2M OVER DRIVER DEATH

Delivery driver crushed by overloaded FLT at supplier factory premises

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Updated on 23rd November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

SOLAR PANEL BOSS SENTENCED WITH COMPANY

Director and company given hefty sentences over worker fall

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Updated on 22nd November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

BUSINESS LEFT LEGIONELLA RISK UNCONTROLLED

Effective management arrangements missing for tunnel wash

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Updated on 22nd November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 22nd NOV 2017

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Updated on 22nd November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

PRICE RISES FOR THOSE IGNORING HSE NOTICES

Contractor given jail term after scaffolding prohibition issued

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Updated on 22nd November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

UPDATED GUIDANCE ON EXCAVATORS USED AS CRANES

Plant Forum stresses excavators should not be ‘first choice’ for lifting

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Updated on 22nd November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

LORRY SHEETING ARRANGEMENTS PROVED FATAL

Driver fell 4m to death during unsafe un-sheeting of lorry

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Updated on 16th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 15th NOV 2017

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Updated on 16th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

NEW CPA GUIDANCE ON FORWARD TIPPING DUMPERS

Industry aims to help prevent overturns and collision with workers

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Updated on 13th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

DEMOLITION WORKER LOST BALANCE IN FATAL FALL

Lack of measures in place to prevent fall from mezzanine floor

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Updated on 13th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

GROUNDWORKER SET ON FIRE BY CABLE STRIKE

RAMS requirement for underground service checks not followed

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Updated on 13th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 8th NOV 2017

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Updated on 9th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

RARE SUPPLIER PROSECUTION OVER FATAL CRUSHING

Vehicle manufacturer design and unsafe user practice caused death

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Updated on 9th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

ASBESTOS SURVEY FAILED TO COVER ALL WORK AREAS

Utilities firm fined after electricians exposed to drilled asbestos

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Updated on 8th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

METAL GRID FELL FROM FLT DURING PAINTING

Steel fabricator could have used sling to safely suspend grids

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Updated on 7th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

DRIVER ESCAPES WITH LIFE AFTER POWER STRIKE

Director given suspended sentence over lorry 132kV line contact

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Updated on 7th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

SCAFFOLDER FELL ON TEMPORARY ROOF WORKS

Injured workman lacked training and fall arrest equipment

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Updated on 7th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

FALLING CONTROL PANEL CRUSHED WORKMAN

Planning lacking on how to safely move heavy electrical equipment

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Updated on 7th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

POWER DOOR INSTALLER JAILED FOR THREE YEARS

Falling electrically powered gate claimed life of resident

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Updated on 3rd November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, machinery, PROSECUTIONS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 2nd NOV 2017

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Updated on 2nd November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

STEEL FIRM REMOVED BAND SAW SAFETY GUARD

Leg of worker crushed in the vice of an industrial band saw

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Updated on 2nd November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, machinery, PROSECUTIONS

WORKMAN FELL AFTER RAIL REMOVED FOR ACCESS

Small builder failed to allow for missing guard-rail

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Updated on 2nd November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

FINES RISE RAPIDLY ALONGSIDE HARM TO HEALTH

hselogo1HSE confirm lowest number of construction fatalities on record

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Updated on 2nd November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, MENTAL HEALTH, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, PROSECUTIONS, REGULATION, sentencing, STATISTICS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE OCT 25th 2017

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Updated on 25th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

GIRDERS FELL DURING UNSAFE USE OF DEMO PLANT

Workman crushed and trapped by steel moved by company MD

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Updated on 25th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, lifting operations, PROSECUTIONS

FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT HAZARD LEFT UNCONTROLLED

Principal Contractor failed ensure covers or effective scaffolding installed

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Updated on 25th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, PROSECUTIONS

WORKING PLATFORM FELL FROM TELEHANDLER

Manufacturer instructions for safe platform attachment not followed

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Updated on 25th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS, telehandler

MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED £640K OVER CO RISK

Simple marking required to control carbon monoxide gas

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Updated on 23rd October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, gas, health, PROSECUTIONS

PRISON TERM FOR SOLE TRADER CONTRACTOR

Small contractor pays the price for failing to manage work at height hazards

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Updated on 19th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

WORKMAN FELL THROUGH ROOF OPENING

Waterproof membrane concealed conservatory roof hazard

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Updated on 19th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 18th OCT 2017

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Updated on 19th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

DEATH AND POORLY MANAGED RISK FINED £3.8 MILLION

Unstable precast concrete panels toppled MEWP and crushed operator

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Updated on 18th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, equipment, lifting operations, PROSECUTIONS

DOING SAFETY DIFFERENTLY – THE MOVIE…

Reducing compliance bureaucracy and putting trusting in people

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Updated on 13th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, REGULATION, RISK ASSESSMENT

WORKMAN FELL FROM EDGE OF UNGUARDED OPENING

Firm fined £95,000 over failure to assess and protect workers at height

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Updated on 13th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

FITTERS FINGERS SEVERED BY UNGUARDED TABLE SAW

Compensation order for injured workman takes precedence over fine

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Updated on 13th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, machinery, PROSECUTIONS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 11th OCT 2017

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Updated on 11th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

ROOF WORKER FRACTURED BACK IN FRAGILE FALL

Fragile wood wool slabs failed to support weight of workman

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Updated on 11th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, PROSECUTIONS

PRODUCTS: ELIMINATING HEALTH RISKS BY DESIGN

Innovative product eliminates key hazards for CDM 2015 designers

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Updated on 11th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015, CDM 2015: PD GUIDANCE, CDM: CONTRACTORS, CDM: DESIGNERS, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SILICA

DRIVER DIED WHEN CRUSHED BETWEEN VEHICLES

Firm failed to follow industry guidance on coupling and uncoupling

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Updated on 10th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, vehicles

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