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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 16th APRIL 2014

Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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Updated on 16th April 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

FALL THROUGH ROOF DURING ROOFLIGHT REPLACEMENT

Woeful lack of precautions ends in 4m fall through roof

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Updated on 15th April 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, FRAGILE MATERIALS, PROSECUTIONS

APS PRESIDENT FEARS FOR HSE CDM 2014 PROPOSALS

CDM Regulations may “increase likelihood of site deaths” and health risks

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Updated on 15th April 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2007 DESIGNERS, CDM 2014

INCIDENT: UNDERGROUND POWER CABLE STRIKE

Serious burns and electric shock caused on London Bridge site

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Updated on 15th April 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, ELECTRICITY UNDERGROUND

SOLAR PANEL WORKER IN 4M FRAGILE ROOF FALL

Young workman lacked adequate supervision and precautions

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Updated on 15th April 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, FRAGILE MATERIALS, PROSECUTIONS

FATALITY: COLLAPSE ON MAJOR LONDON REFURB PROJECT

Floor failure suspected to have caused fall of mini-excavator and workmen

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Updated on 15th April 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, INCIDENTS, STRUCTURAL SAFETY

FEAR OVER RISE IN DEATHS ON ECONOMIC UPTURN

Doubling in London construction fatalities may be warning sign

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Updated on 14th April 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FATALITIES

POOR DESIGN CAUSED WALL COLLAPSE ON HOMEOWNER

Builder lacked competence to recognise structural safety risk

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Updated on 14th April 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse structure, PROSECUTIONS

INCIDENT: PLANT IN TRANSIT INJURES ROAD USER

Three excavators topple onto vehicle from low loader

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Updated on 14th April 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, DRIVING FOR WORK, INCIDENTS, PUBLIC RISK

CDM 2014 PUTS DESIGNERS AT HEART OF PROJECT SAFETY

HSE original CDM Coordination intentions may now come to fruition 

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Updated on 14th April 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2007 COORDINATORS, CDM 2007 DESIGNERS, CDM 2014

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 9th APRIL 2014

Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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

ROAD USER PROSECUTED OVER ROAD WORKER DEATH

Driver charged with causing death by dangerous driving

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Updated on 8th April 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, PUBLIC RISK, roadworks

CDM REGULATIONS 2014 PROPOSALS EXPLAINED

Are smaller project clients destined to take centre stage?

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Updated on 8th April 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2007, CDM 2007 CLIENTS, CDM 2007 COMPETENCE, CDM 2007 CONTRACTORS, CDM 2007 COORDINATORS, CDM 2007 DESIGNERS, CDM 2007 DIRECTORS, CDM 2014

ROOF FALL DESPITE SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Method statement failed to identify hazards and precautions

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Updated on 7th April 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, FRAGILE MATERIALS, PROSECUTIONS

COMPANIES ADMIT GUILT OVER POWERED GATE DEATH

Firms await sentence over death of young girl crushed by gate

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Updated on 7th April 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, public, PUBLIC RISK

INCIDENT: WORKMAN FALLS ON MAJOR HOMES SITE

Air ambulance transports workman to hospital after 6m fall

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Updated on 7th April 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, INCIDENTS

DIRECTOR IN SERIOUS DERELICTION OF DUTY

Company and director prosecuted over danger without injury

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Updated on 7th April 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, FRAGILE MATERIALS, PROSECUTIONS

HOMES FIRM FINED AND PLASTERER LOSES HER CAREER

Temporary guard-rail was insufficiently ‘robust’ to stop fall

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Updated on 7th April 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

MAJOR CONTRACTOR CONVICTED IN TELEHANDLER TRIAL

fragilefallmanCourt hears how deceased workman feared tragic incident

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

INJURED CONTRACTOR FINED FOR OWN FAILINGS

Council and contractor partners in court over roofwork dangers

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Updated on 3rd April 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, FRAGILE MATERIALS, PROSECUTIONS

INCIDENT: MASSIVE BLAZE ON RESIDENTIAL BLOCK

Contractor evacuates building in under 5 minutes

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Updated on 3rd April 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FIRE & EXPLOSION, INCIDENTS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 2nd APRIL 2014

Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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

DEVELOPER FAILED COMMISSION ASBESTOS SURVEY

Workers exposed to large amounts of airborne asbestos fibres

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Updated on 2nd April 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, asbestos, ASBESTOS, PROSECUTIONS

DEMOLITION FIRM TOOK NO ACTION ON ASBESTOS SURVEY

Unfair financial advantage gained over other contractors

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Updated on 2nd April 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, asbestos, ASBESTOS, PROSECUTIONS

MAJOR CONTRACTOR SITE FENCING PROVED UNSTABLE

Passer-by suffers serious injury after site hoarding collapse

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Updated on 2nd April 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse structure, PROSECUTIONS, public, PUBLIC RISK

INCIDENT: TOWER CRANE COLLAPSE ON HOME

Luffing jib TC collapsed on London apartment project

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Updated on 2nd April 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CRANES TOWER, INCIDENTS

BUILDERS AND ARCHITECTS LOOK SET FOR NEW DUTIES

Domestic client CDM 2014 responsibilities will be ‘deemed’ to others

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Updated on 31st March 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2007, CDM 2007 CLIENTS, CDM 2007 COMPETENCE, CDM 2007 CONTRACTORS, CDM 2007 COORDINATORS, CDM 2007 DESIGNERS, CDM 2007 DIRECTORS, CDM 2014

NEW CDM REGULATIONS CONSULTATION STARTS

hselogo1HSE seek to replace CDM-C and extend law to domestic project clients

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Updated on 31st March 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2007, CDM 2007 CLIENTS, CDM 2007 COMPETENCE, CDM 2007 CONTRACTORS, CDM 2007 COORDINATORS, CDM 2007 DESIGNERS, CDM 2007 DIRECTORS, CDM 2014

FINE FOR ‘NEEDLESSLY UNPLEASEANT’ CONDITIONS

Basic welfare facilities lacking on supermarket site

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Updated on 28th March 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, welfare, WELFARE

DIRECTOR FACES PROSECUTION ALONGSIDE COMPANY

Roof work undertaken on domestic project required scaffolding

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Updated on 28th March 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 26th MARCH 2014

Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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Updated on 28th March 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

DRAMATIC RESCUE OF BUILDER FROM BUILDING FIRE

Video captures narrow escape from blazing construction site

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

DESIGN REDUCES MSD RISK & SILICA DUST EXPOSURE

Single innovation cuts risk from two construction hazards

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Updated on 26th March 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2007 DESIGNERS, SILICA

CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR FINED OVER CABLE STRIKE

Both parties required to provide information on services

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Updated on 26th March 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, electricity, ELECTRICITY UNDERGROUND, PROSECUTIONS

NEW RPE FILTER MAKES FACE FIT TESTING EASIER

FFT in under 3 seconds with JSP PressToCheck™ filters

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Updated on 26th March 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, RPE, SILICA

EU REGULATION OF RESPIRABLE CRYSTALLINE SILICA

Industry study highlights huge potential cost of ‘Binding Limit’

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Updated on 25th March 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, SILICA

FREE CONSTRUCTION H&S AWARENESS EVENTS

Working Well Together (WWT) events available during April 2014

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Updated on 25th March 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, TRAINING

INDUSTRY BODY TO GRASP FRAGILE ROOF DEATH TOLL

New industry guidance will spell out CDM client role in prevention  

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Updated on 25th March 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FRAGILE MATERIALS

FAILURE TO ACT ASBESTOS SPREAD TO OTHER LOCATIONS

Lack of assessment exposed workers and others to AIB

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Updated on 24th March 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, asbestos, ASBESTOS, PROSECUTIONS

DISMANTLING WORKER STRUCK BY FALLING STEELWORK

Assessment, planning and training could have avoided injury

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Updated on 24th March 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse structure, DEMOLITION, PROSECUTIONS

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