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MAJOR HOMES BUILDER OVERLOADED PLATFORM

Developer and scaffolding contractor both held to account for errors

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Updated on 31st July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 30th JULY 2014

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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Updated on 31st July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

ROOFWORK SHAMBLES LANDS FIVE IN CROWN COURT

Client failed to carry PC responsibilities effectively on own site

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Updated on 25th July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

CAMPAIGNERS CALL FOR TOUGHER RCS LIMITS

Hazards Magazine criticise regulator reluctance on silica risk

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Updated on 24th July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

FRAGILE ROOFS FILM HIGHLIGHTS FRAGILITY OF LIFE

CITB and HSE target intractable cause of site deaths

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Updated on 24th July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HUGE FINE FOR MAJOR CONTRACTOR OVER SITE DEATH

hselogo1Fine in excess of £1/2m imposed after telehandler toppled

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Updated on 23rd July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 23rd JULY 2014

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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Updated on 23rd July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

IMPLICATIONS FOR PC UNDER CDM REGULATIONS 2015

hseinspectorPrincipal contractor responsibilities set to extend under HSE plans

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Updated on 23rd July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2007, CDM 2015, CDM CONTRACTORS

SMALL CLIENT ASSUMED CDM-C & PC RESPONSIBILITIES

fragilesign3Contractor suffered serious brain injuries falling into lagoon

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Updated on 22nd July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2007, CDM CLIENTS, CDM COORDINATORS, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

OVER 50% OF PROJECTS FAIL HSE ‘HEALTH CHECK’

hselogo1Chief Inspector condemns ‘unacceptable toll of ill-health’

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Updated on 22nd July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, MANUAL HANDLING, MSD & ULD, NOISE & VIBRATION, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, REGULATION, RISK ASSESSMENT, SILICA

MASONRY COMPANY FAILED TO MANAGE STONE DUST RISK

Firm and director ignored HSE improvement notice requirements

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Updated on 22nd July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, health, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, PROSECUTIONS, SILICA

PROPERTY FIRM FAILED TO TEST EXTRACTION SYSTEM

Wood dust ventilation vital for control of nasal cancer risk

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Updated on 22nd July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, health, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, PROSECUTIONS

‘CLASSIC’ ACCIDENT AND INEFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT

Workman lifted plywood cover and fell 6m through roof opening

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Updated on 22nd July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

MASSIVE FINE OVER HAVS AND CARPEL TUNNEL HARM

Action not taken on company Safety Committee request

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Updated on 21st July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, havs, NOISE & VIBRATION, PROSECUTIONS

IMMEDIATE JAIL TERM FOR RECALCITRANT DEVELOPER

Public and workforce at risk on “truly appalling” site

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Updated on 21st July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM DIRECTORS, falls objects, falls other, PROSECUTIONS, sentencing

DRAMATIC VIDEO OF COLLAPSE DURING DEMOLITION

Structure topples onto busy West London high street

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Updated on 21st July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, DEMOLITION, INCIDENTS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 16th JULY 2014

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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Updated on 17th July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

PRISON SENTENCE FOR PUTTING PUBLIC AT RISK

Failure to check work exposed householder to deadly fume

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Updated on 15th July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, public, PUBLIC RISK

POWERED SCHOOL GATE TRAPPED YOUNG CHILD

Installation contractor failed to fit required guarding system

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Updated on 14th July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, machinery, PROSECUTIONS, public, PUBLIC RISK

REVERSING DOZER CLAIMED LIFE OF ROADWORKER

Prison sentence for driver and fine for liquidated contractor

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Updated on 14th July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, vehicles

WORKMAN CRUSHED BY REVERSING EXCAVATOR

Vital excavator safety measures were virtually non-existent 

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Updated on 9th July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, excavator, PROSECUTIONS

MAJOR MEDIA COMPANY ENDANGERED PUBLIC SAFETY

Blocked pavement forced pedestrians to walk in busy road

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Updated on 9th July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, public

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 9th JULY 2014

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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Updated on 9th July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

CDM EXEMPT FROM SELF-EMPLOYED EXEMPTION!

hselogo1Plans to exempt self-employed people from health and safety law

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Updated on 8th July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PUBLIC RISK, REGULATION

FRAGILE ROOF FALL EXPOSES INADEQUATE STANDARDS

Lack of assessment and planning produced poor precautions

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Updated on 8th July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, PROSECUTIONS

NEW ADVICE ON TELEHANDLER SUSPENDED LOADS

Incidents trigger supplementary CPA guidance

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Updated on 8th July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CRANES MISC, TELEHANDLERS

CLIENT FINED OVER SYSTEM USED BY CONTRACTOR

Unsuitable ‘cages’ fell from lift trucks during door repair operation 

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Updated on 4th July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, telehandler

MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED OVER TRENCH FAILINGS

Effect of water on stability not given sufficient consideration

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Updated on 4th July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse excavation, PROSECUTIONS

WORKER FATAL INJURIES IN BRITAIN HIT ALL TIME LOW

Construction deaths and rate rise but remain below 5 year average

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Updated on 2nd July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FATALITIES, STATISTICS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 2nd JULY 2014

Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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Updated on 2nd July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

MAJOR CONTRACTORS SET TO PURCHASE HSE ADVICE?

hselogo1Demand testing of HSE chargeable services about to start

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Updated on 27th June 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, Fee for intervention, REGULATION

HSE WEEKLY ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 26th JUNE 2014

Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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Updated on 26th June 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

MAJOR CONTRACTOR CALLS ON DESIGNERS TO DO MORE

Safe digging not enough to reduce underground service strikes

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Updated on 25th June 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM DESIGNERS, ELECTRICITY UG

LORRY DRIVER CRUSHED IN HAULAGE YARD

Vehicles and pedestrians unable to move safely around premises

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Updated on 25th June 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, vehicles

FIRM FINED OVER FALL FROM TRAILER BED

Driver lost footing stepping down and fell to the ground

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Updated on 25th June 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, PROSECUTIONS, vehicles

CRANE OPERATOR FINED OVER SITE CABIN LIFT

Co-worker crushed during routine lifting operation

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Updated on 25th June 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, lifting operations, PROSECUTIONS, workers

CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR ACCOUNT FOR RESIDENT DEATH

Heavy fire door fell during renovation work at care home

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Updated on 24th June 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, PROSECUTIONS, public, PUBLIC RISK

UNSTABLE LOAD CRUSHED PLANT INSTALLER

Firm fined over poorly planned plant room lifting operation

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Updated on 24th June 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, lifting operations, PROSECUTIONS

UNTRAINED SCAFFOLDER LOSES LEG AFTER FALL

Injury unreported for over 6 months despite previous warning

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Updated on 24th June 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

HSE CONSTRUCTION HEALTH RISKS BLITZ STARTS

Projects challenged on health with “full weight of the law”

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Updated on 24th June 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, MSD & ULD, NOISE & VIBRATION, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SILICA

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