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    PANEL STRUCK WORKMAN DURING LIFTING OPERATION

    Third party contractor falls victim of poor lift planning

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    Updated on 21st May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    DIRECTOR LED HAZARDOUS WORK AT HEIGHT

    Three occasions when work lacked suitable and sufficient precautions

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    Updated on 21st May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    RISK ASSESSED BUT CONTROLS FOUND WANTING

    Joiner fell through unprotected opening on roof of new building

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    Updated on 21st May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    RIBA CRITICAL OF HACKITT REVIEW FINAL REPORT

    High rise residential review dismissed as “major missed opportunity”

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    Updated on 21st May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 16th MAY 2018

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices register latest version

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    Updated on 16th May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CONSTRUCTION SECTOR DEATHS: THE ‘BIG THREE’

    HSE in-year fatalities for 2017/18 may indicate upward trend

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    Updated on 16th May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    SCAFFOLDING SITE ACCIDENTS AT RECORD LOW

    NASC Annual Report reveals all time low in 2017 incidents

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    Updated on 14th May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    DUMPER TRUCK HAND-BRAKE NOT MAINTAINED

    Workman injured when pinned against stack of concrete blocks

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    Updated on 14th May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    SPARE POWER INTERLOCK KEY CAUSED DEATH

    Dangerous machinery safety precautions defeated for maintenance tasks

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    Updated on 10th May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 9th MAY 2018

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices register latest version

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    Updated on 9th May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    COLLAPSED CAR PARK WAS UNDER REPAIR

    Rusted steel supports triggered collapse of fascia and floor

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    Updated on 8th May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    DUMPER OVERTURN CAUSED FATAL INJURIES

    Precautions during spoil heap creation were inadequate

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    Updated on 8th May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HARDWOOD DUST CONTROL NOT MAINTAINED

    Manufacturer failed to examine and test local extraction system

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    Updated on 8th May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    SCAFFOLD CONTRACTOR OVERLOOKED MAJOR HAZARD

    Well-known risk unidentified during scaffold erection project

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    Updated on 8th May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    THREE FIRMS FINED £1/2M FOR FRAGILE RISK FAILURES

    Fall through rooflight hazard poorly planned and managed

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    Updated on 2nd May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CONTRACTORS IGNORED ASBESTOS RISK

    Asbestos pipe lagging worked on without licence and proper precautions

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    Updated on 2nd May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 2nd MAY 2018

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices update and analysis

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    Updated on 2nd May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    SOFT LANDING BAGS TRIGGERED A FALL!

    Fall arrest bag thrown from scaffold took workman with bag

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    Updated on 1st May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FAILURE TO NOTIFY HSE PREVENTED INVESTIGATION

    Regulator prosecutes over RIDDOR non-compliance

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    Updated on 1st May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR TOGETHER IN COURT

    Fragile roof fall exposes client failure to manage project

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    Updated on 1st May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    UNTRAINED DUMPER DRIVER SURVIVES OVERTURN

    Inadequate barriers plus lack of operator and manager training

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    Updated on 1st May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    PROJECT CLIENT PROSECUTED UNDER CDM 2015

    Building demolished without suitable precautions to prevent danger

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    Updated on 1st May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    LORRY RUNAWAY CLAIMED LIFE OF DRIVER

    Workman died after being drawn under trailer

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    Updated on 25th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    PETROL VAPOUR DANGER LEFT UNCONTROLLED

    Workman suffered severe burns during refuelling equipment

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    Updated on 25th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 25th APRIL 2018

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices update and analysis

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    Updated on 25th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    ROPE ACCESS WORKER FELL THROUGH FRAGILE ROOF

    Prison sentence imposed on owner of rope access firm

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    Updated on 24th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FIRMS FINED £2M OVER FALLING PIPE FATALITY

    Incorrect stacking of pipes triggered fall and crushing of workman

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    Updated on 20th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    DOMESTIC PROJECT PC HANDED JAIL TERM

    Workman fell from unprotected roof edge on dormer extension

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    Updated on 20th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    MAJOR CONTRACTOR ERRED ON FRAGILE ROOF RISK

    Firms fine £965,000 after painter fell through waiting room roof

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    Updated on 19th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 19th APRIL 2018

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices update and analysis

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    Updated on 19th April 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 18th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    NEW BIM SPEC FOR SHARING H&S INFORMATION

    Specification for sharing health and safety info during construction projects

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    Updated on 17th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    MANAGERS FORGED ASBESTOS DOCUMENTATION

    Removal licence obtained using fake training and medical certificates

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    Updated on 17th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FINE OVER INCORRECT AND MISLEADING SURVEY

    Specialist asbestos company failed to detect AIB on demolition project

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    Updated on 17th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    IGNORING HSE ADVICE PENALISED BY LARGE FINE

    Contractor fined over £50k for persistent WAH and welfare failings

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    Updated on 17th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    PRISON OVER BASEMENT EXCAVATION AND COLLAPSE

    Building contractor jailed after house collapsed in Brighton

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    Updated on 17th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    DEFEATING POWER INTERLOCK CAUSED FLASHOVER

    Systems for managing electrical safety found to be inadequate

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    Updated on 17th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    LADDER SAFETY FAILURES ATTRACT MASSIVE FINE

    National window firm left workers to ‘own devices’

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    Updated on 12th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FALLING MATERIAL STRUCK WORKMAN IN EXCAVATION

    Risks of working in and near excavations highlighted by incident

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    Updated on 4th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 4th APRIL 2018

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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    Updated on 4th April 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

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