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    CDM 2015: KILLER QUESTIONS FOR DESIGNERS

    Key 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

    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

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 20th JULY 2016

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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

    SAFETY GROUP REPORTS HEALTH CONCERNS

    Site inspections reveal rise in non-compliance on health precautions

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

    NEW GUIDANCE PLANNED FOR SUCTION EXCAVATION

    CPA group setting standard for suction and vacuum excavators

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

    DIDCOT: SEARCH FOR DECEASED WORKERS RESUMES

    Explosive demolition of unstable structure recorded on video

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

    COMPANY LACKED COMPETENT H&S ADVICE

    Risk assessment failed to identify entanglement risk

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

    STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY LATEST NEWSLETTER

    SCOSS publishes reports and expert comment on a range of issues

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

    SITE MANAGER JAILED FOR MANSLAUGHTER

    Extreme risk created by manager who fell far short of what the law required

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

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 13th JULY 2016

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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    Updated on 13th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    MAJOR CAR FIRM FAILED TO INFORM ABOUT ASBESTOS

    Change of plan on refurbishment project did not trigger checks

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    Updated on 12th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE INVOICE OVER £4M IN FEES FROM CONSTRUCTION

    hselogo1Inspection charges rise by 26% whilst HSE enforcement notices fall

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    Updated on 11th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, Fee for intervention, REGULATION

    BUILDING FIRM FAILED TO CHECK GAS SAFE CERT

    Main contractor and plumber both fined over unsafe boiler

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    Updated on 11th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, gas, PROSECUTIONS

    EXCAVATOR AND PEDESTRIANS NOT SEPARATED

    Workman run over by reversing excavator on demo site

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    Updated on 11th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, excavator, EXCAVATORS, MOBILE PLANT, PROSECUTIONS, vehicles

    CUT-OFF SAW INJURY COSTS COUNCIL £500,000 FINE

    London council road worker suffered serious injury cutting trees

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    Updated on 8th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, EQUIPMENT, equipment, PROSECUTIONS, sentencing

    COLLAPSE OF CONCRETE WALL CLAIMS FIVE LIVES

    Dead workmen remain trapped under metal and concrete at recycling plant

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    Updated on 8th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, INCIDENTS, STRUCTURAL SAFETY

    CONSTRUCTION SECTOR FINED £8M SINCE FEB 2016

    Tougher sentencing guidelines trigger sea change in fine levels

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    Updated on 8th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, sentencing

    TIMBER FRAME FIRM BREACHED HSE PROHIBITION

    Work at height was not planned or carried out safely

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    Updated on 8th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls objects, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

    FATAL INJURY STATISTICS 2015/16 NOW PUBLISHED

    Progress on reducing workplace deaths flatlining on number and rate

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    Updated on 6th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FATALITIES, STATISTICS

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 6th JULY 2016

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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    Updated on 6th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    MP CONCERN OVER ‘ALL LANE RUNNING’ MOTORWAYS

    Transport Committee finds removal of hard shoulder presents risk to all

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    Updated on 5th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, ROADWORKS

    BREXIT: IMPLICATIONS FOR H&S LEGAL FRAMEWORK

    CDM Regulations 2015 could be prime candidate for reform spotlight

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    Updated on 5th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015, REGULATION

    RAIL SYSTEM DEATHS HIT ZERO DESPITE FAILINGS

    ORR reports safety rules and procedures not consistently followed

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    Updated on 5th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    UNMANNED VEHICLES OFFER SAFER SITE SURVEYS

    Major contractor pins hopes on expanding use of drones

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    Updated on 5th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER: £500,000 FINE IMPOSED

    Two pedestrians died in basement fall after site hoarding failed

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    Updated on 4th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, manslaughter, PROSECUTIONS, sentencing

    PROPERTY FIRM ADMITS GUILT OVER LIFT FATALITY

    Fall of five floors follows attempt to self rescue from failed lift

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    Updated on 4th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, Lifts, MACHINERY, PROSECUTIONS

    UNSAFE STACKING ENDS IN DEATH AND £1/2M FINE

    Fatal collapse occurs during clear up from earlier incident

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    Updated on 4th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse structure, PROSECUTIONS

    CDM REGULATION 2015: HEALTH THROUGH DESIGN

    Client group leads the way designing for healthier projects

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    Updated on 4th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015, CDM 2015: PD GUIDANCE, CDM: DESIGNERS

    CRANE WORKER DIED DURING LIFTING OPERATIONSi

    Roof sheeting project lacked fragile rooflight preventive measures

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    Updated on 4th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, lifting operations, PROSECUTIONS

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 29th JUNE 2016

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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    Updated on 4th July 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 22nd JUNE 2015

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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    Updated on 22nd June 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    NEW H&S MANAGEMENT STANDARD DELAYED

    Publication of ISO 45001 not expected until June 2017

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    Updated on 22nd June 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, MANAGEMENT

    INCIDENT: WORKMAN FALLS 13M ON STADIUM PROJECT

    Collapse of structure triggers fall from height

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    Updated on 20th June 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, INCIDENTS

    PRINCIPAL DESIGNER IN THE DOCK AT MOCK TRIAL

    Lawyers and safety group explore new CDM 2015 legal liabilities

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    Updated on 20th June 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015: PD GUIDANCE

    SAFETY ADVISER FINED OVER DERMATITIS RISK

    HSE prosecute company and H&S adviser after sensitisation

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    Updated on 20th June 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, health, PROSECUTIONS, risk assessment

    CONTACT WITH POWER LEAVES STONEMASON INJURED

    Jump from tower scaffold freed workman ‘held’ by live conductor

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    Updated on 20th June 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, electricity, ELECTRICITY OVERHEAD, PROSECUTIONS

    HOW ‘REAL’ IS THE CDM 2015 PRINCIPAL DESIGNER?

    Personal appointments may unwittingly expose individuals to liability

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    Updated on 16th June 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015, CDM 2015: PD GUIDANCE, CDM: CLIENTS

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 15th JUNE 2016

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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

    PLANT REPAIR FATALITY REVEALS MULTIPLE CAUSESi

    Firms fined over £800,000 after workman crushed by tail gate

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    Updated on 14th June 2016 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, machinery, PROSECUTIONS

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