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    FIRMS FAILED TO MONITOR SAFE SYSTEM OF WORK

    Principal Contractor and specialist fined over fall through roof mesh

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    Updated on 12th September 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    ASSISTANCE FROM THIRD PARTY PROVES COSTLY

    Contractor fined after non-employee loses fingers crushed by dozer

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    Updated on 12th September 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CUSTODIAL SENTENCES AFTER CAPTURE ON CAMERA

    Roofing business partner failed to properly plan and supervise roofwork

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    Updated on 12th September 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FIRM FINED OVER FALL FROM LORRY BED

    Serious injury after failure to provide suitable and clear instructions

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

    COUNCIL FINED £100k OVER VIBRATION FAILINGS

    Excessive use of power tools uncontrolled and without health surveillance

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

    HSE ENFORCEMENT DATABASE LATEST UPDATE

    hselogo1View current online register of HSE prosecutions and enforcement notices

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    Updated on 28th August 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, REGULATION

    IMPROVING CDM DESIGNER HAZARD AWARENESS

    Research explores power of “multi-media digital tool” for design hazards

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    Updated on 27th August 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015, CDM 2015: PD GUIDANCE, CDM: DESIGNERS

    DEMOLITION FEDERATION ON RECENT INCIDENTS

    NFDC ‘statement of awareness’ follows unplanned collapses

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

    RAISING COMPETENCE AND MAKING BUILDINGS SAFER

    Life-safety-critical disciplines urged to act on Interim Report

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

    BUILDING WORKS COMPROMISED GAS SAFETY

    Company and director fined after work created risk to residents

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

    NON-INJURY PROSECUTION OVER WORK ON THE EDGE

    HSE routine inspection results in £25,000 fine for errant contractor

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

    FALL PRECAUTIONS FELL BETWEEN TWO FIRMS

    Contractors fined after workers at risk of falling from roof

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

    SOLAR PANEL FIRM AWARE OF FRAGILE ROOF RISK

    Workman suffered long-term injuries in 4m fall through rooflight

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

    HSE PROSECUTE FIRM OVER RISK NOT HARM

    Multiple safety failings land construction company in court

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

    CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR FACED COURT TOGETHER

    Firms breached joint duty to plan and carry our work at height safely

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    Updated on 6th August 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    £1M FINE OVER DEATH CAUSED BY EXCAVATOR

    Vehicle driver found guilty at trial alongside CDM Principal Contractor

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    Updated on 6th August 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CHILD DIED WHILST PLAYING ON POWERED GATE

    Lack of end stop caused gate to fall on 6 year old boy

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    Updated on 6th August 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE SPEAK AT ACCESS INDUSTRY CONFERENCE 2019

    AIF National Working at Height Conference November 2019

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    Updated on 6th August 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    UK CLIENT FINED OVER UNSAFE OVERSEAS FIRM

    Italian contractor found guilty despite failure to attend court

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    Updated on 6th August 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    COMPLETE FAILURE TO RECOGNISE HAVS RISK

    Specialist drilling company and director sentenced over HAVS danger

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    Updated on 6th August 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    PC AND TWO OTHERS FAILED TO ASSESS WIND EFFECT

    Fall of director from roof caused by ‘Storm Doris’ gust

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    Updated on 30th July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    MAJOR FIRM FINED £400k OVER LIFTING OPERATION

    Fitter loses four fingers as load slides and falls to the ground

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

    NEW HOMES LEFT IN DANGEROUS CONDITION

    Fined for unsafe gas work causing fires at housing development

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

    FIRM FINED £1M OVER EXPLOSION DURING CLEANING

    Tank cleaning operation caused burns as flammable vapours ignited

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    Updated on 25th July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, fire, PROSECUTIONS, risk assessment

    YOUNG BRICKLAYER FELL THROUGH OPEN STAIRWAY

    Firm fined over failure to install fall protection around opening

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    Updated on 25th July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

    STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY LATEST NEWSLETTER

    CROSS publishes reports and expert comment on a range of issues

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    Updated on 23rd July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FLAT ROOF FAILED UNDER WEIGHT OF WORKMAN

    Confusion over fragility proves costly for worker and business

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    Updated on 23rd July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, PROSECUTIONS

    PROPERTY FIRM FINED OVER FATAL FALL FROM TREE

    Untrained workers using chain saw engaged to fell large sycamore

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    Updated on 23rd July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

    LANDLORD PUT PUBLIC AT RISK FROM ASBESTOS

    Powered jet washing of asbestos cement sheets caused spread

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    Updated on 23rd July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, asbestos, clients, PROSECUTIONS

    WORKMAN FELL FROM SUSPENDED ACCESS EQUIPMENT

    Health Board and maintenance firm director prosecuted

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    Updated on 23rd July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

    CONSIDERING TEMP WORKS IN PERMANENT DESIGN

    Useful overview for civil and structural engineers on contemporary practice

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    Updated on 23rd July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015: PD GUIDANCE, CDM: DESIGNERS, STRUCTURAL SAFETY

    FIRM FAILED TO COMPLY WITH SITE WELFARE NOTICE

    Basic welfare requirements found wanting for second time

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    Updated on 23rd July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, welfare

    PRISON TERM OVER POORLY GUARDED CIRCULAR SAW

    Workman lost three fingers using machine without guard and riving knife

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    Updated on 23rd July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, manslaughter, PROSECUTIONS

    COMPANY IGNORED HSE ON SILICA DUST ACTION

    Worktop manufacturer failed to control dust and manage ventilation

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    Updated on 23rd July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, health, personal protection, PROSECUTIONS

    ASBESTOS REMOVED WITHOUT SURVEY OR CONTROLS

    Client fined over failure to commission refurb and demo survey

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    Updated on 15th July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, asbestos, PROSECUTIONS

    ‘VICTORIAN’ SAFETY AND FATIGUE BEHIND RAIL DEATHo

    Investigation report links zero hours contracts to hazardous fatigue

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    Updated on 13th July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    MPS EXAMINE CONSTRUCTION RESPIRATORY HEALTH

    Parliamentary group calls for evidence on the impact of worker silicosis

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    Updated on 12th July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, SILICA

    UNSAFE LIFTING OPERATION TRAPPED WORKMAN

    Sling failure and inadequate lifting plan resulted in leg amputation

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    Updated on 12th July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, lifting operations, PROSECUTIONS

    TIMBER FRAME FIRM FAILED ON FIRE AND FALLING

    House builder fined after routine HSE site inspection

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    Updated on 11th July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, fire, PROSECUTIONS

    FIRM FAILED TO ACT ON SILICA DUST RISK

    Cutting of paving flags exposed workers to respirable crystalline silica

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    Updated on 11th July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, health, PROSECUTIONS

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