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CDM DESIGNER DUTY SET TO BECOME MORE ONEROUS

HSE proposals for revision will result in more ‘absolute’ designer duty

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

DESIGNERS FACE HSE INVOICES OVER NON-COMPLIANCE

HSE call for design decisions justified by “risk rather than cost”

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Updated on 30th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

INJURY AND ILL-HEALTH STATISTICS 2013/14

Construction rate of injury falling despite poorly managed risks

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Updated on 29th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 29th OCT 2014

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Updated on 29th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

PASMA HOLD SECOND TOWER SAFETY WEEK

Range of advice on a dedicated ‘towerweek’ website

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Updated on 28th October 2014 | Posted in ACCESS EQUIPMENT, ALL LATEST NEWS, WORK AT HEIGHT

SCAFFOLD CONTRACTOR FINED OVER FATALITY

Deceased fork lift driver received 20 minutes training

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Updated on 28th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, telehandler, vehicles

CPA PUBLISH NEW GROUND CONDITION GUIDANCE

Assessment of ground and precautions for safe use of mobile plant

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Updated on 28th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CRANES MOBILE, CRANES TOWER, RISK ASSESSMENT, STRUCTURAL SAFETY

INCIDENT: FIRE ON 10th FLOOR OF LONDON PROJECT

Scaffolding blaze on city demolition site

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Updated on 28th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FIRE & EXPLOSION, INCIDENTS

INQUEST: DRIVER TRAPPED BY LORRY GRAB

HSE expert witness found no faults with the crane

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Updated on 28th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CRANES MOBILE, FATALITIES

WORKMAN FELL FROM TOP RUNG OF STEPLADDER

Life-long injuries caused by “basic” safety failure

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Updated on 28th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, ladder, PROSECUTIONS

LABOURER CHEATS DEATH IN CABLE STRIKE INCIDENT

Incorrect information caused workman to cut cable

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Updated on 28th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, electricity, ELECTRICITY OTHER, PROSECUTIONS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 23rd OCT 2014

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

MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES OVER DEATH OF APPRENTICE

Company, director and supervisor summonsed over fatality

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Updated on 21st October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, manslaughter, PROSECUTIONS

CONTRACTOR ADMITS LEAD RISK OFFENCES

Levels of lead in blood described as ‘exceptionally high

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Updated on 21st October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, health, LEAD, PROSECUTIONS

SCAFFOLD CONTRACTOR AWAITS SENTENCING

Overturning lift truck crushed driver in scaffolding yard

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Updated on 21st October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, telehandler

APS ADOPTS POSITIVE TONE ON CDM REGULATIONS 2015

Changes now seen as positive opportunity for APS members

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Updated on 20th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT: SAFER GUTTER CLEANING

Equipment enables avoidance of work at height

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Updated on 20th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM DESIGNERS, WORK AT HEIGHT

DIRECTOR ACQUITTED OF MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES

Crhttp://www.aboveallimages.co.uk/images/gallery/sports_13.jpgicket ground death not responsibility of construction boss

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Updated on 20th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, manslaughter, PROSECUTIONS

EUROPEAN WEEK FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK

Managing work-related stress is focus for EU campaign

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Updated on 20th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, TRAINING

INCIDENT: FIVE INJURED IN CABLE EXPLOSION

Another electrical link box explodes on a London street

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Updated on 20th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, ELECTRICITY UG, INCIDENTS

MOBILE CRANE COLLAPSE INJURES WORKMAN

Failure during controlled dismantling operation on massive mobile

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Updated on 20th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CRANES MOBILE, INCIDENTS

INQUEST: TEENAGER ELECTROCUTED IN MEWP

Painter and decorator died after contacting overhead cable

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Updated on 16th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, electricity, ELECTRICITY OVERHEAD, mewps, MEWPS, PROSECUTIONS

NEW DRIVING FOR WORK QUALIFICATION

Third of road traffic accidents involve work-related activity

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Updated on 16th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, DRIVING FOR WORK

NEW CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY 24/7 HELPLINE

Lighthouse Charity enhances support for workers and families

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Updated on 16th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FATALITIES, WORKFORCE INVOLVEMENT

INQUEST: GROUNDWORKER DIED IN “DODGY” TRENCH

Contractor refuses to answer questions about safeguards

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Updated on 15th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, EXCAVATIONS, FATALITIES, INQUESTS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE OCT 15th 2014

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Updated on 15th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

COMPETENCE IN CONSTRUCTION RESEARCH REPORT

Report calls for wider more inclusive competence framework

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Updated on 15th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM COMPETENCE

HSE CONSTRUCTION FATALITY RECORDS AUGUST 2014

Latest HSE fatality records reveal two deaths during August 2014

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Updated on 15th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FATALITIES

INCIDENT: WORKMAN RESCUED FROM HEIGHT

Injured man rescued by fire fighters using aerial ladder platform

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Updated on 14th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, INCIDENTS

EMPLOYERS LIABILITY INSURANCE IGNORED

Scaffolding contractor cocks a snoot at HSE request for ELCI proof

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Updated on 14th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, ELCI, Elci, PROSECUTIONS

FATHER AQUITTED OF SON’S MANSLAUGHTER

Fall through fragile roof during roof light replacement

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Updated on 14th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, FRAGILE MATERIALS, MANSLAUGHTER, manslaughter, PROSECUTIONS

TILE FAILED TO SUPPORT WEIGHT OF ENGINEER

Significant hazard overlooked and risk not suitably assessed

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Updated on 14th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, FRAGILE MATERIALS, PROSECUTIONS

REFURB PROJECT RIDDLED WITH WAH RISKS

Complaint from public triggers HSE visit and 10k fine

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Updated on 14th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls objects, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

ROADMARKING GAS FIRED CAULDRONS UNSUITABLE

Workman burnt when road marking vehicle caught fire

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Updated on 14th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, fire, FIRE & EXPLOSION, gas, PROSECUTIONS

BUILDER TURNED ‘BLIND EYE’ TO ASBSTOS AWARENESS

Firm failed to provide workforce with essential information

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Updated on 14th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, asbestos, ASBESTOS, PROSECUTIONS

MILLION+ WORKERS AT RISK FROM ASBESTOS

Campaign aims to prevent 20 asbestos deaths each week

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Updated on 9th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, ASBESTOS, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 7th OCT 2014

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

HSE UPDATE SCAFFOLD DESIGN AND USE CHECKLIST

Design, training and system expectations made simple

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Updated on 5th October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, SCAFFOLDING

HSE SHORT VIDEO ON EFFECTIVE USE OF RPE

Factors that need to be considered during use of protection

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Updated on 3rd October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, RPE

SAFETY ALERT ON FREE STANDING MASONRY WALLS

Structural safety body issues collapse prevention guidance

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Updated on 3rd October 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, STRUCTURAL SAFETY

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