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    RACKING FALL REVEALED UNSAFE SYSTEM OF WORK

    European firm fined £300,000 after UK sub-contractor employee fell

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    Updated on 18th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

    FAILURE TO ACT ON VIBRATION AND SILICA HAZARDS

    Worker health put at risk during stripping of furnace lining

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    Updated on 18th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, havs, health, PROSECUTIONS

    MAJOR FM FIRM FAILED TO MAINTAIN BACK-UP POWER

    Power loss at laboratory site created potential risk from biological agents

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    Updated on 18th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, electricity, machinery, PROSECUTIONS

    IGNORING HSE PROHIBITIONS COST FIRM £250,000

    CDM 2015 and work at height requirements repeatedly breached

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    Updated on 16th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls objects, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

    ROOF COLLAPSED UNDER EXCESS LOADING

    Director and company fined over roof design failures

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    Updated on 11th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse structure, PROSECUTIONS

    FORK LIFT OVERTURNED IN SCAFFOLDING YARD

    Untrained operator suffered life changing crush injuries

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    Updated on 10th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, vehicles

    STRUCTURAL SAFETY ALERT: EFFECTS OF SCALE

    SCOSS issues alert after concerns disclosed over ‘large structures’

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    Updated on 7th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, STRUCTURAL SAFETY

    ASBESTOS EXPOSED BY UNTRAINED WORKERS

    Contractor failed to act properly despite HSE intervention

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    Updated on 7th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, asbestos, PROSECUTIONS

    GAS MAIN STRIKE REPAIR CAUSED SEVERE BURNS

    Contractor excavator damage to gas pipe ends in £1.2m fine

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    Updated on 7th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, fire, gas, PROSECUTIONS

    REBAR FELL FROM FLT IN UNSAFE LIFTING OPERATION

    Multiple fractures caused by inappropriate use of fork lift

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    Updated on 7th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, lifting operations, PROSECUTIONS

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 7th NOV 2018

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices register latest version

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    Updated on 7th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    POORLY PLANNED LIFT DISMANTLE INJURED WORKMAN

    Counterweight or suspension rope struck worker in lift shaft

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    Updated on 1st November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, lifting operations, PROSECUTIONS

    CONSTRUCTION INJURY AND ILL-HEALTH 2017/18

    hselogo1Fatal injury rate in long term decline whilst ill-health trend flat lining

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    Updated on 1st November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, STATISTICS

    DUMPER DRIVEN INTO OPEN UNGUARDED EXCAVATION

    Contractor fined over absence of suitable excavation / dumper precautions

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    Updated on 1st November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, dumper, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

    DEATH FAILED TO TRIGGER PREVENTIVE ACTION

    Prison term for director whilst his company ordered to pay £3/4m

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    Updated on 29th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, machinery, PROSECUTIONS

    FAILURE TO MAINTAIN GUARDS PROVES COSTLY

    Woodworking machinery defective despite previous HSE advice

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    Updated on 26th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, machinery, PROSECUTIONS

    CISRS LAUNCH SYSTEM SCAFFOLD INSPECTION COURSES

    Training courses prompted by growing use of system scaffolding

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    Updated on 25th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, SCAFFOLDING

    HSE INSPECTS CLADDING REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT

    hselogo1Advice to Inspectors published on fire risk during work on tall buildings

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    Updated on 25th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FIRE & EXPLOSION

    HIGHWAYS, RAIL AND WATER HEALTH & SAFETY HUBS

    Websites provide useful information, alerts and tools

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    Updated on 24th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, RISK ASSESSMENT

    ELIMINATING CONCRETE DRILLING VIBRATION HAZARD

    Cutting specialist innovation avoids vibration exposure management

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    Updated on 24th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, NOISE & VIBRATION

    NEW MEWP WORK AT HEIGHT RESCUE GUIDANCE

    Industry body publishes simple guidance on MEWP stranding actions

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    Updated on 24th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, MEWPS

    HSE PUBLISH RIDDOR DATA VISUALISATION TOOL

    hselogo1Construction injury records made more relevant and easily used

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    Updated on 24th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, RIDDOR, STATISTICS

    COUNCIL OVERLOOKED ICE RINK SLIPPING RISK

    Obvious risk of employees falling on ice rink was left uncontrolled

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    Updated on 22nd October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY LATEST NEWSLETTER

    CROSS publishes reports and expert comment on a range of issues

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    Updated on 22nd October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, STRUCTURAL SAFETY

    YOUNG WORKER FELL FROM PETROL STATION CANOPY

    Steel fabricator after young construction worker falls on first day at work

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    Updated on 18th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

    FIRM FINED OVER FAILURE AT ASSESS VIBRATION RISK

    Vibration regulations not acted upon until seven years in operation

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    Updated on 18th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, havs, PROSECUTIONS

    FAILURE TO ISOLATE LEAVES WORKMAN PARALYSED

    Conveyor guards removed before power source isolated

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    Updated on 16th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, machinery, PROSECUTIONS

    TRADING STANDARDS AND HSE ACT IN CONCERT

    Director given prison term over fraud and health and safety breaches

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    Updated on 15th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

    BUILDER ERROR CAUSED FALL OF RESIDENT

    Director prosecuted over refurb project danger to others

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    Updated on 12th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS, public

    FORMER HSE BOSS CONDEMNS VALUE ENGINEERING

    Resident and public safety must match workforce safety progress

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    Updated on 12th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015, CDM 2015: PD GUIDANCE, CDM: CLIENTS, CDM: DESIGNERS

    RETAILER FINED AFTER FAN AMPUTATES FINGERS

    Maintenance engineer injured during roof fan repair works

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    Updated on 12th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, machinery, PROSECUTIONS

    POOR PLANT ISOLATION CAUSED CONVEYOR DANGER

    Arm of fitter trapped between conveyor drum and belt

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    Updated on 11th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, machinery, PROSECUTIONS

    BUILDING OWNER FAILED TO CHECK FOR ASBESTOS

    Prison sentence for businessman after previous HSE enforcement

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    Updated on 11th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, asbestos, clients, PROSECUTIONS

    YOUNG WORKER LOSES FINGERS IN SAWING INCIDENT

    Provision of training and information could not be proved

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    Updated on 11th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, machinery, PROSECUTIONS

    MD PROSECUTED ALONGSIDE ERRANT COMPANY

    Director held personally responsible for poor site conditions

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    Updated on 1st October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls objects, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

    ASBESTOS REMOVAL STARTED BEFORE R & D SURVEY

    Asbestos insulation board found outside building being refurbished

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    Updated on 27th September 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, asbestos, PROSECUTIONS

    INEFFECTIVELY BRAKED SAW CAUSED AMPUTATIONS

    Retro-fitting of precautions may be required on older machines

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    Updated on 27th September 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, machinery, PROSECUTIONS

    FALL THROUGH FRAGILE CEILING TILES

    Failure to implemented control measures for working near fragile surfaces

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    Updated on 27th September 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, PROSECUTIONS

    HSE SEEKS CONSTRUCTION ‘DUST BUSTER’ PARTNERS

    Regulator uses social media to raise dust dangers and using right controls

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    Updated on 24th September 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, RPE, SILICA

    MAJOR HOMES BUSINESS EXPOSED PUBLIC TO RISK

    Residential property refurb project created carbon monoxide danger

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    Updated on 24th September 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, gas, PROSECUTIONS

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