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ROOF FALL CAUSES LIFE CHANGING INJURIES

Inadequate planning and absence of necessary equipment caused fall

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Updated on 25th June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

LIFT PLANNING AND CONTROL FOUND WANTING

Female building worker struck by scaffold fittings tipped from stillage

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Updated on 25th June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

FATALITY: CRANE COLLAPSE ON HOMES PROJECT

Two workmen die in crane collapse in Crewe

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Updated on 23rd June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

BUILD UK EXPLAINS PROJECT H&S TRAINING STANDARD

UK contractors clarify skill cards needed on CDM 2015 projects

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Updated on 21st June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, TRAINING

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 21 JUNE 2017

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Updated on 21st June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

CIVILS FIRMS PAYS PRICE OVER PUBLIC DANGER

Fencing wire struck member of public relaxing in own garden

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Updated on 20th June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, machinery, PROSECUTIONS, public

DELAYED RESCUE CONTRIBUTED TO DEATH AT HEIGHT

MEWP operator died trapped between controls and roof beam

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Updated on 20th June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, mewps, MEWPS, PROSECUTIONS

CLIENT FINED UNDER CDM 2007 & CDM 2015

Construction work must be properly managed from outset

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Updated on 19th June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015, CDM: CLIENTS, falls other, PROSECUTIONS, public

WORKMAN BURNED WHILST CUTTING LIVE CABLE

Firms to pay £500,000 over unsafe system for electrical work

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Updated on 19th June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, electricity, PROSECUTIONS

WORKMAN CHEATS DEATH IN 8M ROOFLIGHT FALL

Steel fabricators fined over unsafe short-term roofwork

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Updated on 19th June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, PROSECUTIONS

HOMES FIRM DIRECTOR CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER

Excavation collapse dangers ignored by director and digger operator

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Updated on 14th June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse excavation, PROSECUTIONS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 14th JUNE 2017

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Updated on 14th June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

BOSS AND FOREMAN CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER

Safety standards allowed to fall despite HSE enforcement action

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Updated on 10th June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, MANSLAUGHTER, manslaughter, PROSECUTIONS

WORK AT HEIGHT ADVANCES HIGHLIGHTED AT EXPO

Access Industry Forum (AIF) puts height safety first at Expo 2017

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Updated on 9th June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

PRICE OF NON-COMPLIANCE RISES STEADILY

Roofing company fined £80,000 for ignoring advice and HSE notice

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Updated on 9th June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

MANUAL HANDLING OFFENCE FINED £67,000

Significant risk in handling excavator wheel not avoided or assessed

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Updated on 8th June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, manual handling, PROSECUTIONS

COMPANY RELIED UPON EXPERIENCED WORKERS

Lack of precautions to prevent fall through fragile rooflight

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Updated on 7th June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, PROSECUTIONS

CLIENT FAILED TO APPOINT COMPETENT CONTRACTOR

Contractor receives prison term whilst CDM client fined £160,000

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Updated on 7th June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse structure, PROSECUTIONS, public

PUZZLES HELP DELIVER CITB AND NEBOSH COURSES

Innovative new tool available to support effective H&S training

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Updated on 7th June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, TRAINING

NEW DUMPER TO IMPROVE SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY

Manufacturer promises greater visibility, stability and operator protection

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Updated on 7th June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, DUMPERS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 7th JUNE 2017

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Updated on 7th June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

NEW GUIDE ON GUILTY PLEA SENTENCING

Sentencing Council guidelines may assist corporate H&S offenders

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Updated on 6th June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, sentencing

MAJOR CONTRACTOR RESPONDS TO ‘BEARDS BAN’ BLAST

Union calls for dust elimination and consultation before imposing ban

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Updated on 5th June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, RPE

CONSTRUCTION DEATHS TUMBLE IN 2016/17

Latest HSE latest records suggests substantial drop in worker fatalities

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Updated on 5th June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FATALITIES, STATISTICS

WRONGLY INSTALLED MACHINE SEVERED HAND

Manufacturer instructions not followed during saw installation

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Updated on 2nd June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, machinery, PROSECUTIONS

LACK OF SITE FENCING LED TO TRENCH DROWNING

Vulnerable member of the public died in flooded excavation

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Updated on 2nd June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse excavation, falls other, PROSECUTIONS, public

NEW HSE ENDORSED MEWP GUIDANCE FOR MANAGERS

Securing safe plant and operation set out in new industry guide

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Updated on 2nd June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, MEWPS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 31st MAY 2017

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Updated on 31st May 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

SAFETY IS DEAD … LONG LIVE HEALTH AT WORK

Simple and realistic framework to help unify thinking about H&S

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Updated on 29th May 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, REGULATION, RISK ASSESSMENT

REVERSING TELEHANDLER CAUSED SITE DEATH

Principal Contractor and contractor held jointly responsible

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Updated on 26th May 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, telehandler

PLANNING AND DESIGN ERRORS BEHIND FOUR DEATHS

Prison sentence and fines follow steel cage collapse tragedy

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Updated on 26th May 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse structure, PROSECUTIONS

FAILED HSE SITE INSPECTION ENDS IN COURT

Injury not required for accountability over poor safety standards

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Updated on 26th May 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls objects, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

RISK ASSESSMENT BREACH PROMPTS £400,000 FINE

Fatality revealed assessment was not suitable and sufficient

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Updated on 24th May 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, risk assessment

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 24th MAY 2017

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Updated on 24th May 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

LACK OF SAFE PLATFORMS FOR WORK ON CRANE

Major crane hire company erred on work at height precautions

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Updated on 22nd May 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CRANES MOBILE, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

SECOND CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER CASE IN WEEK

Double fatality represented pattern of serious neglect

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Updated on 22nd May 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, MANSLAUGHTER, manslaughter, PROSECUTIONS

DIRECTORS JAILED AND FIRM FINED FOR MANSLAUGHTER

Client paid £100,000 less than economic cost for roof work

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Updated on 22nd May 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, MANSLAUGHTER, manslaughter, PROSECUTIONS

SOLAR PANEL FIRM AND DIRECTOR IN COURT

Ineffective use of fall arrest no substitute for proper precautions

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Updated on 22nd May 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, PROSECUTIONS

FIRM FAILED TO SECURE COMPETENT ASSISTANCE

Court holds manager to account over inaction on risk management

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Updated on 22nd May 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, risk assessment

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 17th MAY 2017

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Updated on 21st May 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

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