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MAJOR CONTRACTOR ERRED ON FRAGILE ROOF RISK

Firms fine £965,000 after painter fell through waiting room roof

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Updated on 19th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 19th APRIL 2018

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices update and analysis

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Updated on 19th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY LATEST NEWSLETTER

CROSS publishes reports and expert comment on a range of issues

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Updated on 18th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

NEW BIM SPEC FOR SHARING H&S INFORMATION

Specification for sharing health and safety info during construction projects

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Updated on 17th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

MANAGERS FORGED ASBESTOS DOCUMENTATION

Removal licence obtained using fake training and medical certificates

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Updated on 17th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

FINE OVER INCORRECT AND MISLEADING SURVEY

Specialist asbestos company failed to detect AIB on demolition project

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Updated on 17th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

IGNORING HSE ADVICE PENALISED BY LARGE FINE

Contractor fined over £50k for persistent WAH and welfare failings

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Updated on 17th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

PRISON OVER BASEMENT EXCAVATION AND COLLAPSE

Building contractor jailed after house collapsed in Brighton

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Updated on 17th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

DEFEATING POWER INTERLOCK CAUSED FLASHOVER

Systems for managing electrical safety found to be inadequate

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Updated on 17th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

LADDER SAFETY FAILURES ATTRACT MASSIVE FINE

National window firm left workers to ‘own devices’

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Updated on 12th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

FALLING MATERIAL STRUCK WORKMAN IN EXCAVATION

Risks of working in and near excavations highlighted by incident

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Updated on 4th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 4th APRIL 2018

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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Updated on 4th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HOUSING ASSOCIATION FAILED ON VIBRATION RISK

Assessment, management and health surveillance all found wanting

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Updated on 3rd April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

OCCUPIER AND CONTRACTOR FINED OVER FALL

Employee assisting contractor fell through roof during re-roofing project

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Updated on 3rd April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE FEARFUL OF GROWING ’BLUE TAPE’ BURDEN

hselogo1ISO 45001 could generate fresh business to business demands

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Updated on 3rd April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 21st MAR 2018

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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Updated on 28th March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

INCIDENTS: PASSER-BY STRUCK BY BRICKS

Pack of bricks appear to have fallen from crane

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Updated on 28th March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE RECONSIDER HOW TO INFLUENCE SMALLER FIRMS

hselogo1Regulator advice and messages are failing to chime with the SME businesses

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Updated on 27th March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

DANGEROUS REMOVAL OF ASBESTOS CEMENT

Workers smashed asbestos sheets with crowbars whilst at risk of falling

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Updated on 27th March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE LAUNCH CONIAN SHARING AND SUPPORT PLATFORM

hselogo1New HSE web community now open to the public

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Updated on 27th March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

FIRM FAILING ON HAVS SURVEILLANCE FINED £50,000

Door manufacturer failed to manage sanding and buffing tool vibration

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Updated on 27th March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

PRE-CAST FIRM FINED OVER FINGER AMPUTATION

Lack of guarding and training triggered table saw injury

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Updated on 26th March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE STRIKE BEFORE A FALL ON SOLAR PANEL PROJECT

Director and company pay price for lack of fall prevention precautions

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Updated on 26th March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

DON’T WASTE MONEY ON MANUAL HANDLING TRAINING

hselogo1HSE call for focus on elimination or reduction of manual handling risk

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Updated on 23rd March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

DEVELOPING TRENDS IN RECENT PROSECUTIONS

Lawyers provide useful review of health and safety cases

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Updated on 21st March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE HIGHLIGHT CROSSRAIL H&S INNOVATION

Drilling rig improved control of three key health hazards

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Updated on 21st March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

FATALITY: FALL THROUGH BUILDING ROOF

Man fatally injured on Bristol City centre construction project

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Updated on 19th March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

MULTIPLE ASBESTOS FAILINGS BY CONTRACTOR

Unlicensed and unsafe asbestos removal work in primary school

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Updated on 16th March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, asbestos, ASBESTOS, PROSECUTIONS

FIRM FINED £1MILLION OVER TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

Workman fatally injured when crushed by fork lift truck

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Updated on 16th March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, vehicles

DEFECTIVE SCAFFOLD ERECTED BY UNTRAINED STAFF

Director prosecuted over untrained workers and poor scaffold designs

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Updated on 16th March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, confined space, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

WORKMAN DODGES DEATH BY TELEHANDLER

Major homes developer and groundwork contractor prosecuted

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Updated on 15th March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, telehandler

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 13th MAR 2018

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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Updated on 15th March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

BUILDERS EXPOSED PUBLIC TO EXCAVATION RISK

Dangerous excavation and poorly planned lifting fined

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Updated on 15th March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse excavation, PROSECUTIONS

ISO SAFETY MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK GOES LIVE

Leadership, workforce engagement and risk assessment are key

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Updated on 12th March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, MANAGEMENT

HAVS RISK ASSESSMENT AND REDUCTION RESEARCH

Institute of Occupational Medicine considers vibration monitoring system

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Updated on 11th March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, NOISE & VIBRATION

MANSLAUGHTER CONVICTION OVER TRENCH DEATH

Property developer found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter

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Updated on 11th March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse excavation, MANSLAUGHTER, manslaughter, PROSECUTIONS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 7th MAR 2018

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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Updated on 7th March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE MAKES CASE FOR BIM SUPPORTING CDM

Regulator identifies key benefits of Building Information Modelling

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Updated on 7th March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015, CDM 2015: PD GUIDANCE, CDM: DESIGNERS

SCAFFOLDING FIRM PROVIDED UNSAFE LOADING BAY

Young apprentice fell between upper guardrail and platform

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Updated on 7th March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

VIDEO EVIDENCE CONVICTS EXCAVATOR DRIVER

Pedestrian crushed against wall by speeding excavator

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Updated on 2nd March 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, excavator, PROSECUTIONS, workers

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