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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HSE CONSTRUCTION IN-YEAR FATALITY RECORDS

Latest HSE fatality records reveal five deaths during First Quarter 2014/15

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Updated on 5th August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FATALITIES

RISK ASSESSMENT “NOT APPROPRIATE” FOR TASK

Workman fell through roof during patch repair work

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Updated on 5th August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, risk assessment

HSE CONSTRUCTION BOSS QUITS AFTER 15 MONTHS

hselogo1Balfour Beatty ‘poach’ Chief Inspector of Construction

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Updated on 4th August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, REGULATION

HOUSING FIRM ‘GAMBLED’ WITH TENANT SAFETY

Tenant cheats death in collapse of unsafe balcony

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Updated on 4th August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM CLIENTS, PROSECUTIONS, public, PUBLIC RISK

SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE TRIGGERED BY ‘SAIL’ SHEETING

Director and contractor pay price for putting public at risk

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Updated on 1st August 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse structure, PROSECUTIONS, public

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT: PERSONAL HAVS METER

World’s first personal hand-arm vibration exposure meter

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Updated on 31st July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, NOISE & VIBRATION, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

INJURED AND FINED AFTER ERRONEOUS ASSUMPTION

Personal injury fails to protect contractor from prosecution

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Updated on 31st July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse structure, PROSECUTIONS

MAJOR HOMES BUILDER OVERLOADED PLATFORM

Developer and scaffolding contractor both held to account for errors

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Updated on 31st July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse structure, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 30th JULY 2014

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

ROOFWORK SHAMBLES LANDS FIVE IN CROWN COURT

Client failed to carry PC responsibilities effectively on own site

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Updated on 25th July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM CLIENTS, CDM COMPETENCE, CDM CONTRACTORS, PROSECUTIONS, risk assessment

CAMPAIGNERS CALL FOR TOUGHER RCS LIMITS

anglegrinderHazards Magazine criticise regulator reluctance on silica risk

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Updated on 24th July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, SILICA

FRAGILE ROOFS FILM HIGHLIGHTS FRAGILITY OF LIFE

CITB and HSE target intractable cause of site deaths

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Updated on 24th July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FRAGILE MATERIALS

HUGE FINE FOR MAJOR CONTRACTOR OVER SITE DEATH

hselogo1Fine in excess of £1/2m imposed after telehandler toppled

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Updated on 23rd July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM CONTRACTORS, PROSECUTIONS, telehandler

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 23rd JULY 2014

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

IMPLICATIONS FOR PC UNDER CDM REGULATIONS 2015

hseinspectorPrincipal contractor responsibilities set to extend under HSE plans

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Updated on 23rd July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2007, CDM 2015, CDM CONTRACTORS

SMALL CLIENT ASSUMED CDM-C & PC RESPONSIBILITIES

fragilesign3Contractor suffered serious brain injuries falling into lagoon

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Updated on 22nd July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2007, CDM CLIENTS, CDM COORDINATORS, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

OVER 50% OF PROJECTS FAIL HSE ‘HEALTH CHECK’

hselogo1Chief Inspector condemns ‘unacceptable toll of ill-health’

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Updated on 22nd July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, MANUAL HANDLING, MSD & ULD, NOISE & VIBRATION, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, REGULATION, RISK ASSESSMENT, SILICA

MASONRY COMPANY FAILED TO MANAGE STONE DUST RISK

Firm and director ignored HSE improvement notice requirements

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Updated on 22nd July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, health, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, PROSECUTIONS, SILICA

PROPERTY FIRM FAILED TO TEST EXTRACTION SYSTEM

Wood dust ventilation vital for control of nasal cancer risk

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Updated on 22nd July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, health, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, PROSECUTIONS

‘CLASSIC’ ACCIDENT AND INEFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT

Workman lifted plywood cover and fell 6m through roof opening

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Updated on 22nd July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

MASSIVE FINE OVER HAVS AND CARPEL TUNNEL HARM

Action not taken on company Safety Committee request

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Updated on 21st July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, havs, NOISE & VIBRATION, PROSECUTIONS

IMMEDIATE JAIL TERM FOR RECALCITRANT DEVELOPER

Public and workforce at risk on “truly appalling” site

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Updated on 21st July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM DIRECTORS, falls objects, falls other, PROSECUTIONS, sentencing

DRAMATIC VIDEO OF COLLAPSE DURING DEMOLITION

Structure topples onto busy West London high street

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Updated on 21st July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, DEMOLITION, INCIDENTS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 16th JULY 2014

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

PRISON SENTENCE FOR PUTTING PUBLIC AT RISK

Failure to check work exposed householder to deadly fume

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Updated on 15th July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, public, PUBLIC RISK

POWERED SCHOOL GATE TRAPPED YOUNG CHILD

Installation contractor failed to fit required guarding system

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Updated on 14th July 2014 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, machinery, PROSECUTIONS, public, PUBLIC RISK

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