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PENSIONER STRUCK BY FALLING SITE FENCING

Clear risk to the public which should have been addressed

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Updated on 21st November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, public, PUBLIC RISK

HSE BASEMENT ‘BLITZ’ CATCHES CONTRACTOR

Catalogue of failings prompts pre-emptive prosecution

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Updated on 21st November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

POLICE BRING ‘NONCHALANT’ SCAFFOLDER TO BOOK

Early guilty plea, cooperation and contrition help contractor

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Updated on 21st November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls objects, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS, SCAFFOLDING

DUMPER TRUCK DRIVER DIED IN DEEP EXCAVATION

Developer and builder prosecuted after truck toppled over edge

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Updated on 21st November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse excavation, dumper, PROSECUTIONS

HSE WEEKLY ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 19th NOV 2014

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Updated on 19th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER CASE CONCLUDED

Stonemasonry company fined £150,000 over lifting operation death

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Updated on 19th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM DIRECTORS, MANSLAUGHTER, manslaughter, PROSECUTIONS

IGNORING FORMAL WARNING ENDS IN COURT HEARING

Builder fined over unsafe roof work spotted in “drive by”

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Updated on 17th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

RISK FROM FALLING MATERIALS REPEATEDLY IGNORED

House builder fined £10k for failure to act on HSE warnings

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Updated on 17th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls objects, PROSECUTIONS

ASSSESSMENT, TRAINING AND EQUIPMENT MISSING

Developer prosecuted over failure to manage basics safety provisions

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Updated on 17th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, equipment, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS, training

LARGE FIRMS BRACED FOR HEFTY HIKE IN FINES

New guidelines seek to increase H&S sentences which are “too low”

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Updated on 13th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, sentencing

TOO MANY REFURB PROJECTS FAIL HSE SPOT CHECKS

hseinspectors3Unacceptable conditions and dangerous practices at 40% of sites

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Updated on 12th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, REGULATION, SILICA, WORK AT HEIGHT

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 12th NOV 2014

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Updated on 12th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

UNSUITABLE PILE CROPPER LED TO SERIOUS INJURY

Hire company warned contractor more powerful equipment needed

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Updated on 11th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, EQUIPMENT, equipment, piling, PROSECUTIONS

NEW CDM REGULATIONS 2015 PROGRESS UPDATE

Industry body to meet and consider report on progress with CDM 2015

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Updated on 11th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2007, CDM 2015

HEALTH AND SAFETY PROSECUTIONS IN SCOTLAND

Differences in prosecution rates cannot be ignored?

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Updated on 10th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, sentencing

CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER PENALTY AT £1/2M

Inexcusable neglect and explosion caused death of employee

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Updated on 10th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, MANSLAUGHTER, manslaughter, PROSECUTIONS

HSE PUBLISH MOBILE ELEVATING PLATFORM GUIDE

Guidance covers MEWP selection, specification, management and operation

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Updated on 10th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, MEWPS, MOBILE PLANT

CDM PROJECT PD TO FACE DEMANDING DUTIES IN 2015

CDM 2015 proposals may go beyond requirements of EU Directive

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Updated on 7th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2007, CDM 2015, CDM COORDINATORS, CDM DESIGNERS

WALL COLLAPSE SENT FALLING MASONRY INTO HOME

Competent structural engineer should have been consulted

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Updated on 6th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse structure, DEMOLITION, PROSECUTIONS, public, PUBLIC RISK

FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT FALL CAUSED SERIOUS INJURY

No arrangements made to install safety nets

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Updated on 6th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, FRAGILE MATERIALS, PROSECUTIONS

SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTOR CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Balancing on a single rail some nine metres above ground

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Updated on 6th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS, SCAFFOLDING

SOLAR PANEL INSTALLER FELL SEVEN METRES

Inexperienced workman slid down roof and over the edge

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Updated on 6th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

INCIDENT: BOLT FALLS FROM CITY ‘CHEESEGRATER’

Full investigation underway as safety cordon created around structure

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Updated on 6th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, INCIDENTS, PUBLIC RISK

DISMANTLING WITH MEWP ENDS IN DISASTER

Falling beam caused serious head and chest crush injuries

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Updated on 6th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, lifting operations, mewps, MEWPS, PROSECUTIONS

FATALITY: FALLING TAPE MEASURE CAUSES DEATH

US construction project worker died after being struck on head

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Updated on 5th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FATALITIES, WORK AT HEIGHT

HAVS RISK TO 400 WORKERS REMAINED UNCONTROLLED

Health surveillance “came too late” for active HAVs prevention

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Updated on 5th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, havs, NOISE & VIBRATION, PROSECUTIONS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 5th NOV 2014

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Updated on 5th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE CONSTRUCTION FATALITY RECORDS SEPT 2014

Latest HSE fatality records reveal four deaths during September 2014

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Updated on 4th November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FATALITIES

GUIDELINES ON SAFE UNDERPINNING AND MINI PILING

Industry body publishes new guide for all dutyholders

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

CAMPAIGN TO CUT WORK CANCER DEATHS LAUNCHED

IOSH says “No Time To Lose” over cancer risks

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Updated on 3rd November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SILICA

STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY ISSUES LATEST NEWSLETTER

SCOSS publishes reports and expert comment on a range of issues

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

VIEWS ON HAND ARM VIBRATION AND GLOVES

Supplier suggests no easy answers on vibration gloves

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Updated on 3rd November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, havs, NOISE & VIBRATION, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, PROSECUTIONS

INCIDENT: PLANT OVERTURN ON MIXED DEVELOPMENT

Town house damaged after plant topples on City centre project

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Updated on 3rd November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, INCIDENTS, MEWPS, TELEHANDLERS

FATALITY: CARPENTER FELL THROUGH CEILING

Workman dies in hospital one month after fall

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Updated on 3rd November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FATALITIES, FRAGILE MATERIALS

LOFT CONVERSION DANGER CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Builder attempted major roofwork without fall protection

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Updated on 1st November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

HSE SAFETY ALERT: TOWER CRANE SLEW BRAKES

Maintenance and inspection of slew brake release mechanisms

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Updated on 1st November 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CRANES TOWER

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, CDM 2007, CDM 2015, CDM DESIGNERS

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, CDM 2007, CDM 2015, CDM DESIGNERS

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, FATALITIES, STATISTICS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 29th OCT 2014

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

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