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    CONTRACTS MANAGER HANDED TWO YEAR PRISON TERM

    Safety fall arrest netting would have saved life of deceased workman

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    Updated on 15th January 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    WORKER FATALLY INJURED BY CONCRETE BEAM

    Lifting operation not properly planned, managed and supervised

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    Updated on 15th January 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    TREE FELLING OPERATIONS LACKED DEFINED COMMS

    Workman struck by falling tree inside “normal” exclusion zone

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    Updated on 14th January 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CONTRACTOR ARRESTED OVER WELFARE FAILINGS

    Recalcitrant sole trader failed to attend court hearing

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    Updated on 14th January 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    MAJOR DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR FINED £500,000

    Collapse of concrete slab caused death of worker and excavator fall

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    Updated on 14th January 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FALL FROM LADDER WHILST CARRYING BUCKET

    Contractor failed to provide basic safe lifting aids

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    Updated on 14th January 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH HSE NOTICE PROVES COSTLY

    Director given suspended jail term and company fined £60,000

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    Updated on 14th January 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    DEVELOPER FAILED TO PLAN AND CHECK COMPETENCE

    Fall caused by ad-hoc working methods and lack of monitoring

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    Updated on 14th January 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CYLINDER LEAK TEST CAUSED FATAL INJURIES

    Corrosion inhibitor triggered failure and shrapnel ejection

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    Updated on 14th January 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FESTIVE GREETINGS TO ALL OUR READERS

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    Updated on 20th December 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    JAIL TERM FOLLOWS ROUTINE HSE SPOT CHECK

    Director of a roofing firm handed a suspended prison sentence

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    Updated on 19th December 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    TEENAGER FELL 3M DURING BLOCK AND BEAM WORK

    Workers uninstructed and left to devise own safe system of work

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    Updated on 19th December 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    PARCEL CARRIER FINED HEAVILY OVER FLT INCIDENT

    Reversing fork lift lacked segregation from pedestrians

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    Updated on 18th December 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CONTRACTOR FINED OVER FLOOR OPENING FALL

    Thorough risk assessment and edge protection were both inadequate

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    Updated on 18th December 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    THREE WORKERS “CARRIED ALONG” IN SEWER INCIDENT

    Mentally affected and one man treated for long-term traumatic stress

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    Updated on 11th December 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    SOLAR FIRM AND DIRECTOR SENTENCED OVER DEATH

    Brother of business owner died in fall during panel installation

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    Updated on 10th December 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    DIRECTOR AND COMPANY FINED FOR ASBESTOS RISK

    HSE refurbishment campaign inspection revealed asbestos offences

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    Updated on 10th December 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    BULK BAG COLLAPSE CAUSED BY UNSAFE STACKING

    Bulk bag collapsed onto workman when struck by fork lift

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    Updated on 9th December 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    INTERLOCKED GUARD NOT WORKING TO ISOLATE POWER

    Two workmen seriously injured when plant started unexpectedly

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    Updated on 9th December 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    STREET FURNITURE RISK TO PUBLIC FINED £1.4M

    Council prosecuted following injury to child playing on hinged bollard

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    Updated on 9th December 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    WORKMEN SUFFER SERIOUS BURNS FROM CABLE STRIKE

    Assessment and system of work failed to appreciate electrical risk

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    Updated on 29th November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    LADDERS WERE INAPPROPRIATE FOR WORK ON ROOF

    Workman paralysed after falling whilst installing roof ladder

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    Updated on 28th November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FIRM FAILED TO MANAGE EXHAUST VENTILATION

    HSE enforcement notices on wood dust and welding fume ignored

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    Updated on 27th November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    RECALCITRANT DIRECTOR BARRED FROM OFFICE

    Dangerous telehandler used despite earlier fatality and enforcement

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    Updated on 25th November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    DIRECTOR HID UNSAFE WORKING PRACTICES FROM HSE

    Workers exposed to sprayed paints containing asthma causing isocyantes

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    Updated on 25th November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    JAIL TERM FOR CONTRACTOR CAUSING GAS RISK

    Roofer sentenced after work caused carbon monoxide release

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    Updated on 22nd November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    UNSTABLE STAIRCASE COLLAPSE DURING REFURB WORK

    Workman not informed of staircase hazard suffered serious injury

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    Updated on 22nd November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    UNUSED SEAT BELT WAS “COMMON PRACTICE” ON SITE

    Overturning dumper truck caused death of operators at spoil heap

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    Updated on 22nd November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    SELECTED NEWS POSTED RECENTLY ON TWITTER

    PP Construction Safety logo and link to home page [1]Links to other construction health and safety related news reports

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    Updated on 18th November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE LOOK TO LOCAL AUTHORITIES FOR CDM SUPPORT

    Council Inspectors focus on CDM client duties – asbestos, fragility and RCS

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    Updated on 14th November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    VERBAL WARNING OF DANGER IS NO DEFENCE

    Hand of female worker entangled in modified metal drilling rig

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    Updated on 14th November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE CAUSES 50% BURNS

    Workman seriously injured using hand-held breaker to excavate post holes

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    Updated on 14th November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE WELDING FUME REVISED GUIDANCE PUBLISHED

    New research evidence on cancer link prompts revision on welding fume

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    Updated on 14th November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    VIBRATION MANAGEMENT FAILINGS FINED £600,000

    Vital health surveillance, tool replacement and management found wanting

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    Updated on 14th November 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, HAND ARM VIBRATION, havs, PROSECUTIONS

    HSE ENFORCEMENT DATABASE LATEST UPDATE

    hselogo1View current online register of HSE prosecutions and enforcement notices

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    Updated on 31st October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, REGULATION

    DEVELOPER AND DIRECTOR PUT PUBLIC AT RISK

    Demolition undertaken without surveys and effective safety precautions

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    Updated on 28th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    BY-PASSING MACHINE INTERLOCK FINED £1.275 MILLION

    Trapped key safety system failed to prevent access to conveyor danger

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    Updated on 24th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE LOSES PATIENCE WITH ERRANT CONTRACTOR

    Roofing firm fined £30,000 over failure to manage work at height risks

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    Updated on 24th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    TRUSS ERECTION LACKED INTERNAL FALL PROTECTION

    Carpenter fell and injured whilst falling with roof truss

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    Updated on 24th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    WORKMAN FELL HEAD FIRST THROUGH ROOFLIGHT

    Fragile roof dangers not assessed and properly controlled

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    Updated on 24th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

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