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MEWP DROVE OVER EDGE CAUSING OPERATOR DEATH

Risk not suitably assessed and safe system of work absent

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Updated on 17th September 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 17th SEPT 2014

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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Updated on 17th September 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

CRANE COMPANY FACES MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE

Corporate Manslaughter allegation over crane driver death

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Updated on 16th September 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CRANES LORRY, CRANES MOBILE, CRANES MOBILE, MANSLAUGHTER, manslaughter, PROSECUTIONS

CONTRACTOR TRIAL OVER POOR PEDESTRIAN SEPARATION

Injured workman allowed to “wander about” near dumper truck

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Updated on 10th September 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 10th SEPT 2014

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Updated on 10th September 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

PC AND CONTRACTOR OVERLOOKED GAP IN PROTECTION

Double prosecution over fall during swimming pool roof refurb

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Updated on 10th September 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

INCIDENT: CRUSHED BY HEAVY MACHINERY

Contractor employee injured on Network Rail project

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Updated on 9th September 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, INCIDENTS

MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED £350K IN BURNS CASE

Overhead cable installers unaware of live 25,000 volt cable

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Updated on 9th September 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, electricity, ELECTRICITY OVERHEAD, PROSECUTIONS

HSE CONSTRUCTION FATALITY RECORDS JULY 2014

Latest HSE fatality records reveal one death during July 2014

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Updated on 9th September 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FATALITIES

YOUNG WORKER FELL THROUGH LOFT PROJECT OPENING

HSE plan loft project enforcement blitz in coming month

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Updated on 8th September 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

HSE INSPECTION CHARGING SCHEME HERE TO STAY

hseinspectors1Report supports retention of Fee for Intervention (FFI)

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Updated on 5th September 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, Fee for intervention, REGULATION

FAKED FORK LIFT EXAMINATION RECORD EXPOSED

Firm fined for both forged document and fault-ridden truck

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Updated on 4th September 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, lifting operations, MOBILE PLANT, PROSECUTIONS, telehandler

SCAFFOLDING BOSS JAILED FOLLOWING SITE DEATH

Uncooperative with systems and procedures ‘sorely lacking’

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Updated on 4th September 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, PROSECUTIONS, SCAFFOLDING, sentencing

SUPERVISOR SURVIVES FALL FROM ROOF RIDGE

Lack of edge protection resulted in life threatening injuries

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Updated on 3rd September 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 3rd SEPTEMBER 2014

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Updated on 3rd September 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

EXPIRED ASBESTOS LICENSE HOLDER CAUGHT OUT

Contractor ignored HSE refusal to renew asbestos removal licence

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

JOINER FELL BETWEEN JOISTS ON LOFT PROJECT

Workman fortunate to prevent further fall to floor

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Updated on 2nd September 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

MODEL RISK ASSESSMENTS ENDORSED IN HSE GUIDE

hselogo1New guidance on risk assessment requirement simplified and updated

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Updated on 2nd September 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, REGULATION, RISK ASSESSMENT

INDUSTRY LEADERS RISE TO “THINK HEALTH” CHALLENGE

hselogo1Collaboration and CONIAC ‘branding and sharing’ are way forward

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Updated on 29th August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, MSD & ULD, NOISE & VIBRATION, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, REGULATION, SILICA, WELFARE

NEW LADDER EXCHANGE INITIATIVE LAUNCHED

Old and dangerous ladders can be traded in with cash incentive

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Updated on 29th August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, LADDERS

INCIDENT: 30FT FALL THROUGH ROOF

fragilesign2Investigation over café worker offering tea to workmen

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Updated on 29th August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FRAGILE MATERIALS, INCIDENTS

SCAFFOLDER GIVEN JAIL TERM OVER GIN WHEEL FAILURE

Lifting accessory fell seven metres and fractured skull of workman  

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Updated on 28th August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls objects, PROSECUTIONS, SCAFFOLDING, sentencing

HSE APPOINTS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

hselogo1Commercial agenda tops ‘things to do’ list for new HSE boss

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Updated on 28th August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, REGULATION

DIRECTOR FINED OVER FAILURE TO IMPLEMENT PLAN

Cement burns and lead ingestion risks on refurb project

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Updated on 28th August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM DIRECTORS, CRANES SLINGING, MANAGEMENT, PROSECUTIONS, risk assessment

DURATION OF WORK NO EXCUSE FOR POOR CONTROL

Contractors failed to manage risk despite roof fall injury

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Updated on 28th August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, FRAGILE MATERIALS, PROSECUTIONS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 28th AUGUST 2014

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

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 21th AUGUST 2014

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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Updated on 21st August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

WILFUL DISREGARD FOR ASBESTOS RISK JAILS ‘BUILDERS’

Brothers given custodial sentence for exposing workers to asbestos

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Updated on 21st August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, asbestos, ASBESTOS, PROSECUTIONS

NHS TRUST LACKED ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLAN

Estates team unaware of danger and untrained in controls

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Updated on 20th August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, asbestos, ASBESTOS, clients, PROSECUTIONS

HOT CUTTING ON OIL TANK ENDS IN SERIOUS BURNS

Steel fabricators used angle grinder to cut “drained” oil tank

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Updated on 20th August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, fire, FIRE & EXPLOSION, PROSECUTIONS

FATALITY: WORKMAN DIES ON FIRE DAMAGED PIER

Fall from ‘rig’ on Eastbourne pier during unspecified work

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Updated on 20th August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, DEMOLITION, FATALITIES

UPDATE ON WORK OF INDUSTRY BODY (CONIAC)

Action on fragile roofs, mobile plant and CDM guidance

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Updated on 18th August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, REGULATION

FRAGILE ROOF FALL THREATENED LIFE OF WORKMAN

Failure to implement risk assessment and method statement

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Updated on 18th August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, FRAGILE MATERIALS, PROSECUTIONS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 13th AUGUST 2014

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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Updated on 18th August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 6th AUGUST 2014

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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Updated on 18th August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

NEW CDM REGULATIONS 2015 CONSULTATION RESULTS

hselogo1New regulations set to proceed as drafted with ‘mini’ ACOP

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Updated on 8th August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2007, CDM 2015, CDM CLIENTS, CDM COMPETENCE, CDM CONTRACTORS, CDM COORDINATORS, CDM DESIGNERS, CDM DIRECTORS

TOWER CRANES ERECTED ALONGSIDE RAILWAYS

CPA guide provides clarity on over sailing rail infrastructures

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Updated on 6th August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CRANES TOWER

CLIENT IN COURT WITH PLANT DISMANTLING FIRM

Firms and contractor directors failed to check for asbestos on pipework

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Updated on 6th August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, asbestos, ASBESTOS, CDM CLIENTS, clients, PROSECUTIONS

DEMOLITION EXCLUSION ZONES OPEN FOR COMMENT

NFDC seek feedback on Guidance Note now available online

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Updated on 6th August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, DEMOLITION, PUBLIC RISK, vehicles

DIRECTOR & OTHER FACE MANSLAUGHTER ETC. CHARGES

Rigger electrocuted whilst installing fall arrest safety netting

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Updated on 6th August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, electricity, ELECTRICITY OVERHEAD, MANSLAUGHTER, PROSECUTIONS

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