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    CDM 2015: KEY QUESTIONS FOR PRINCIPAL CONTRACTORS

    Ten questions unlock door to Principal Contractor CDM compliance

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    Updated on 25th August 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015, CDM: CONTRACTORS

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 24th AUGUST 2016

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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    Updated on 24th August 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    DIRECTOR AND FIRMS FINED OVER ROOF FALL DEATH

    Precautions for safety near fragile materials were not followed

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    Updated on 23rd August 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, FRAGILE MATERIALS, PROSECUTIONS

    NON-INJURY INCIDENT ATTRACTS £500,000 FINE

    Poor control of work at height hits Bulgarian firm in pocket

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    Updated on 23rd August 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, fire, PROSECUTIONS, REGULATION, sentencing

    MANSLAUGHTER CONVICTIONS FOR FIRM & MANAGER

    Workman died after falling into waste skip

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    Updated on 19th August 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, manslaughter, PROSECUTIONS

    INSPECTION AND EXAMINATION RULES UNDER REVIEW

    hselogo1HSE seek more proportionate approach to equipment inspection etc.

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    Updated on 19th August 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CRANES MOBILE, CRANES TOWER, EQUIPMENT, MACHINERY, MOBILE PLANT, REGULATION, SCAFFOLDING, TELEHANDLERS

    HSE CONSTRUCTION FATALITY RECORDS: Q1 2016/17

    Latest HSE fatality records reveal four deaths during April – June 2016

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    Updated on 18th August 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FATALITIES

    REGULATORY RED TAPE OR BUSINESS BLUE TAPE?

    HSE concerned over burdens imposed by supply chain and others

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    Updated on 18th August 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, MANAGEMENT, REGULATION, RISK ASSESSMENT

    AIF NATIONAL WORK AT HEIGHT CONFERENCE

    Access Industry Forum brings major players to WAH event

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    Updated on 17th August 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 17th AUGUST 2016

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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    Updated on 17th August 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    MAJOR CONTRACTOR TO FOCUS ON FATAL RISKS

    Laing O’Rourke rolls out radical ‘Safety Differently’ approach

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    Updated on 17th August 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, MANAGEMENT, PUBLIC RISK, RISK ASSESSMENT

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 10th AUGUST 2016

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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    Updated on 16th August 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CRANE USED TO RESCUE SERIOUSLY INJURED WORKMAN

    Firm fined £143,000 after HSE warnings on inadequate safety management

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    Updated on 16th August 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

    CDM REGULATIONS 2015: ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

    HSE guidance on applying CDM in TV, theatre and festivals etc.

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    Updated on 16th August 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015

    SITE SECURITY GUARD DIED FROM CO POISONING

    Guard lit open fire to keep warm after site generator failed

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    Updated on 16th August 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, gas, PROSECUTIONS

    HSE REGULATION OF CONSTRUCTION PROVES EFFECTIVE

    Research report concludes improved performance linked to regulator

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    Updated on 16th August 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, REGULATION

    TIMBER FRAME FIRM FAILS ON FIRE PRECAUTIONS

    Company fined £100k over failure to follow HSE advice

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    Updated on 16th August 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, fire, PROSECUTIONS

    HSE COMMITTED TO RISK ASSESSMENT REVISION

    hselogo1Risk control set to take priority over written risk assessments

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    Updated on 15th August 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CDM 2015: KEY QUESTIONS FOR CDM CLIENTS

    Ten questions unlock door to business Client CDM compliance

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    Updated on 15th August 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015, CDM: CLIENTS

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 3rd AUGUST 2016

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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    Updated on 3rd August 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    LADDER FALL FRACTURE FIRM FINED £100,000

    Two metre fall from leaning ladder costs company dearly

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    Updated on 2nd August 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, ladder, LADDERS, PROSECUTIONS

    DEADLINE FOR SUSPENDED PLASTER CEILING SURVEYS

    HSE alerts building owners to safety inspection deadline

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    Updated on 2nd August 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, STRUCTURAL SAFETY

    COSHH FAILINGS CAUSED DEATH OF CLEANER

    Toxic gas generated during cleaning of changing room

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    Updated on 2nd August 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, health, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, PROSECUTIONS

    FIRM FINED £100K OVER PUBLIC ASBESTOS RISK

    Home improvement project exposed family to asbestos danger

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    Updated on 2nd August 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, asbestos, ASBESTOS, PROSECUTIONS, PUBLIC RISK

    CONCRETE CONVEYOR REMOVED ARM OF WORKMAN

    Guarding, lock off procedures and system of work all found lacking

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    Updated on 29th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, machinery, MACHINERY, PROSECUTIONS

    FATAL FALL THROUGH DOMED ROOFLIGHT

    Ineffective management and  supervision claimed life of young father

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    Updated on 29th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, FRAGILE MATERIALS, PROSECUTIONS

    PERMIT TO WORK FAILURES CAUSED ELECTROCUTION

    Fine following fatality reduced by 33% after admission of guilt

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    Updated on 28th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, electricity, ELECTRICITY OVERHEAD, PROSECUTIONS

    CDM 2015: KEY QUESTIONS FOR PRINCIPAL DESIGNERS

    Ten questions unlock door to Principal Designer CDM compliance

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    Updated on 28th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015, CDM 2015: PD GUIDANCE, CDM: DESIGNERS

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 27th JULY 2016

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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    Updated on 27th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    STEEL GIANT FINED CIRCA £2M OVER MACHINE RISK

    Workers suffered hand injuries in two separate machinery incidents

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    Updated on 26th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, machinery, MACHINERY, PROSECUTIONS

    FAILURE TO CONTROL HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE

    Styrene vapour required control by extraction and RPE

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    Updated on 26th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, health, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, PROSECUTIONS

    SCAFFOLDING MODIFIED BY UNTRAINED WORKMAN

    Joiner fell 4m from platform left in unsafe condition

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    Updated on 26th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS, SCAFFOLDING

    BREXIT EFFECT PLEA TEMPERS FINE OVER FATALITY

    Director argues leaving EU impacts on ability to pay penalty

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    Updated on 26th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, sentencing, telehandler

    LEGIONNAIRES DISEASE RISK NOT MANAGED

    Hospice fined after patient died and employee left in coma

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    Updated on 26th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, health, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, PROSECUTIONS

    SCHOOL ERRORS CAUSED ASBESTOS EXPOSURE RISK

    Inadequate management of ACMs during refurb project

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    Updated on 26th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, asbestos, ASBESTOS, PROSECUTIONS

    UNSAFE USE OF ROAD ROLLER COSTS FIRM £70,000

    Vibrating road roller slid down steep incline causing injury

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    Updated on 26th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, roadworks

    PC FINED £120K FOR CDM 2015 FAILINGS

    Inadequate temporary works planning caused injury

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    Updated on 26th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

    CDM 2015: KEY QUESTIONS FOR DESIGNERS

    Ten questions unlock door to designer compliance with CDM 2015

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    Updated on 22nd July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015, CDM 2015: PD GUIDANCE, CDM: DESIGNERS

    FIRM FAILED TO RISK ASSESS ‘ADAPTED’ MACHINE

    Entanglement in rotating machinery ends in £200,000 fine

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    Updated on 20th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, machinery, PROSECUTIONS

    USE OF EMERY CLOTH ON LATHE LEADS TO INJURY

    Unacceptable method used to polish metal bars

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    Updated on 20th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, machinery, PROSECUTIONS

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