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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

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

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

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

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

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 23rd AUG 2017

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

HSE CONSTRUCTION FATALITY RECORDS: Q1 2017/18

Latest HSE fatality records reveal four (4) deaths in first three months

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Updated on 23rd August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FATALITIES, STATISTICS

HSE ON SILICA DUST (RCS): RISK MANAGEMENT UPDATE

New guidance available on key HSE Construction Sector priority

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Updated on 23rd August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SILICA

HOUSEHOLDER EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS RISK

Builder removed AIB during garage conversion in unsafe manner

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Updated on 22nd August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, asbestos, ASBESTOS, PROSECUTIONS

ASBESTOS REMOVAL FIRM IN MULTIPLE BREACH

Director sentenced to prison term and company fined £100k

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Updated on 22nd August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, asbestos, ASBESTOS, PROSECUTIONS

WORKMAN DIED IN FALL DURING ROOFWORK

Contractors failed to manage risk, communicate and coordinate work

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Updated on 22nd August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

SCAFFOLDING FIRM FAILED TO FOLLOW STANDARDS

Untrained and unsupervised workman lacked safety equipment

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Updated on 22nd August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, PROSECUTIONS, SCAFFOLDING

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 16th AUG 2017

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

UPDATED SCAFFOLDING DESIGN E-GUIDE RELEASED

NASC launches enhanced TG20:13 eGuide scaffold design tool

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Updated on 14th August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, SCAFFOLDING

NASC LAUNCH FREE TO DOWNLOAD GUIDANCE

Access and scaffolding guides now open to members and non-members

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Updated on 14th August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, SCAFFOLDING, WORK AT HEIGHT

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 9th AUGUST 2017

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

NEW GUIDANCE ON UNINTENDED PLANT MOVEMENT

Industry Plant Safety Group highlights hazards and key control measures

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Updated on 11th August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, MOBILE PLANT

SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE CAUSED BY LACK OF TIES

Falling structure narrowly misses passerby and lands on parked cars

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Updated on 11th August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse structure, PROSECUTIONS, SCAFFOLDING

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 2nd AUG 2017

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

TRAINING IN CIRCULAR SAW USE FOUND WANTING

Joinery firm failures end in serious hand injury and £230,000 fine

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Updated on 31st July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, equipment, PROSECUTIONS, training

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 26th JULY 2017

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

WALL COLLAPSE CLAIMED LIFE OF WORKMAN

Failed to identify risks associated with free standing walls

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Updated on 31st July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse structure, PROSECUTIONS

WORKMAN FELL DURING WELDING WORK AT HEIGHT

Ladder access to water tank top was insecure and slipped when used

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Updated on 31st July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

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