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DOING SAFETY DIFFERENTLY – THE MOVIE…

Reducing compliance bureaucracy and putting trusting in people

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Updated on 13th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

WORKMAN FELL FROM EDGE OF UNGUARDED OPENING

Firm fined £95,000 over failure to assess and protect workers at height

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Updated on 13th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

FITTERS FINGERS SEVERED BY UNGUARDED TABLE SAW

Compensation order for injured workman takes precedence over fine

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Updated on 13th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 11th OCT 2017

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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Updated on 11th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

ROOF WORKER FRACTURED BACK IN FRAGILE FALL

Fragile wood wool slabs failed to support weight of workman

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Updated on 11th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, PROSECUTIONS

PRODUCTS: ELIMINATING HEALTH RISKS BY DESIGN

Innovative product eliminates key hazards for CDM 2015 designers

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Updated on 11th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015, CDM 2015: PD GUIDANCE, CDM: CONTRACTORS, CDM: DESIGNERS, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SILICA

DRIVER DIED WHEN CRUSHED BETWEEN VEHICLES

Firm failed to follow industry guidance on coupling and uncoupling

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Updated on 10th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

WORKER LOSES HANDS AND FEET IN POWER LINE STRIKE

Director handed prison term over unsafe scaffolding operation

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Updated on 6th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

INDUSTRY FORUM CONSIDERS DUMPER HAZARDS

CPA and CECA plan new guidance on Forward Tipping Dumpers

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Updated on 6th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 4th OCT 2017

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Updated on 5th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

INCIDENT: UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE

Three treated for burns after power cable struck in London

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Updated on 5th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

COUNCIL FAILED TO IMPLEMENT STATED HAVS POLICY

Fined £150k over failure to control and monitor hand-arm vibration hazard

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Updated on 5th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

PROJECT MANAGER FINED OVER FAILURE TO MANAGE

Principal Contractor prosecuted alongside responsible manager

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Updated on 3rd October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE CONSTRUCTION BLITZ GOES LIVE ON HEALTH RISKS

hselogo1Second phase of campaign looks for compliance on dust management

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Updated on 2nd October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

UPDATE OF ALL HSE ASBESTOS ESSENTIALS GUIDANCE

HSE publish fresh guidance for Non-Licensed work with asbestos

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Updated on 27th September 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE FINALISES PRIORITIES ON HEALTH AND CDM

Clients and designers need to act on lung disease and other health risks

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Updated on 27th September 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 27th SEPT 2017

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Updated on 27th September 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

SCAFFOLD INSPECTORS ISSUED FALSIFIED CERTIFICATES

Prosecution for two after workman fell from illegitimately signed off scaffold

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

REVERSING EXCAVATOR CRUSHED WORKMAN

Lack of management system to segregate pedestrians and vehicles

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

CLIENT FINED £2.5 MILLION AFTER CONTRACTOR DEATH

Fatal fall through roof leaves client responsible for massive fine

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

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 20th SEPT 2017

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Updated on 20th September 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

NEW EDGE PROTECTION INSTALLATION TRAINING

Trade body launches CSCS backed edge protection installer qualification

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Updated on 18th September 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

GOVERNMENT CALLS FOR ACTION ON ILL-HEALTH

Business leaders accept charge of inaction on work-related ill-health

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Updated on 18th September 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, MENTAL HEALTH, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, REGULATION

FIRM FAILED TO ENFORCE FORK LIFT SEAT BELT USE

Operator suffered fatal crush injuries after FLT overturned

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Updated on 18th September 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, telehandler

DIRECTOR AND FOREMAN JAILED OVER FATAL FALL

Failure to act on HSE advice ended in gross negligence manslaughter

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Updated on 18th September 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, MANSLAUGHTER, manslaughter, PROSECUTIONS

PRISON SENTENCE FOR ROOFING CONTRACTOR

Council H&S officers reported dangerous roof work to HSE

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Updated on 14th September 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 14th SEPT 2017

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

LADDER STANDARDS MOVE UP A RUNG OR TWO

Ladder Association guide to fundamental changes in ladder standard

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Updated on 12th September 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, LADDERS

SILICA (RCS) DUST LIMIT – THE ONLY WAY IS DOWN?

US regulator cuts RCS exposure standard to half UK limit

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Updated on 12th September 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, REGULATION, SILICA

SAFE2TORCH – REDUCING FLAT ROOF FIRE RISK

Industry body seeks to reduce ‘torch’ triggered fires at design stage

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Updated on 8th September 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FIRE & EXPLOSION, ROADWORKS

FIRM AND DIRECTOR SENTENCED OVER GAS RISK

Poorly planned extension prevented effective gas venting

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Updated on 7th September 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, gas, PROSECUTIONS

£1 MILLION CLIENT FINE FOLLOWS FATAL FALL

Electrician died after fall from step ladder provided by client

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Updated on 7th September 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM: CLIENTS, clients, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 6th SEPT 2017

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

HAVS HEALTH CHECK PROMPTS HSE PROSECUTION

Assessment of vibration exposure and control measures found wanting

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Updated on 7th September 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, HAND ARM VIBRATION, havs, PROSECUTIONS

HSE LUNG DISEASE SUMMIT TARGETS SILICA DUST (RCS)

Regulator starts major initiative on lung disease in construction

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Updated on 1st September 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SILICA

HSE COST RECOVERY NOW “FULLY INDEPENDENT”

hselogo1New Fee for Intervention disputes procedure now in place

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Updated on 1st September 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, Fee for intervention, REGULATION

CLIENT FINED AS CDM 2015 PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR

Failure by client to appoint attracts PC duties by default

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Updated on 30th August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015, CDM: CLIENTS, clients, PROSECUTIONS

JOINER PARALYSED AFTER FALL THROUGH JOISTS

Fall prevention and risk minimisation measures not taken

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Updated on 30th August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 30th AUG 2017

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Updated on 30th August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

COMPLAINT COSTS CONTRACTOR £145,000 IN FINES

HSE prosecute CDM 2015 Principal Contractor over risk without injury

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Updated on 29th August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse excavation, falls objects, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

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