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    WORKMAN FELL FROM UNSECURED LADDER

    Industrial cladding company failed to assess and control WAH

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    Updated on 18th January 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    SCAFFOLDER FELL THROUGH FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT

    Fall through roof leaves workman with life-changing injuries

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    Updated on 18th January 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    ARM DRAGGED INTO CONVEYOR BELT DANGER

    Workman seriously injured on first day at work in quarry

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    Updated on 16th January 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    ROOF TRUSSES TOPPLED TRAPPING WORKMAN

    Principal contractor failed to plan, manage and monitor project

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    Updated on 16th January 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    SCAFFOLDING AWARENESS TRAINING FOR ALL

    CISRS set to target painters, bricklayers, electricians and plumbers

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    Updated on 16th January 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE ENFORCEMENT DATABASE REMAINS OFFLINE

    hselogo1Access to HSE prosecutions and notices register mysteriously unavailable

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    Updated on 15th January 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    POOR LIFT MAINTENANCE CLAIMED LIFE OF CHILD

    Affordable housing business and contractor fined over £1.5m

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    Updated on 15th January 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    NEW CPA CRANE SAFETY GUIDANCE ISSUED

    Guide covers use of mobile lifting appliances beside railways

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    Updated on 14th January 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    RIBA CONDEMNS RISKIER PROCUREMENT OUTCOMES

    Holistic focus on safety is required and not just cost cutting

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    Updated on 8th January 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    DIRECTOR JAILED OVER PAINT STRIPPER ILLEGAL SALE

    Banned and restricted chemicals sold contrary to legal requirements

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    Updated on 5th January 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CLIENT FAILED TO PROCURE ASBESTOS SURVEY

    Demolition work released large quantities of asbestos fibres

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    Updated on 2nd January 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    LIVE WORKING IGNITED CLOTHES OF ELECTRICIAN

    Spanner came into contact with live terminal causing life-changing burns

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    Updated on 31st December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    WORKMEN FELL FROM ‘BIN’ ATTACHED TO EXCAVATOR

    Premature removal of scissor lift prompted unsafe system of work

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    Updated on 31st December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    MANY SITES FAIL HSE HEALTH RISK CONTROL TEST

    HSE Construction site ‘blitz’ finds breaches at 43% of site visits

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    Updated on 31st December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    MAKESHIFT FALL ARREST SYSTEM CAUGHT ON CAMERA

    Contactors fined for using harness not attached to suitable anchor

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    Updated on 31st December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HYDRAULIC RAM SEVERED HAND OF WORKMAN

    Major contractor failed to follow own policies and procedures

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    Updated on 31st December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    ALL WORK AREAS NOT INCLUDED IN ASBESTOS SURVEY

    Company fined after asbestos containing materials were released

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    Updated on 31st December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FESTIVE GREETINGS TO ALL OUR READERS

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    Updated on 18th December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    POSITIVE STORY ON FRAGILE SURFACE HAZARDS

    Major roofing contractor testifies to working from below roof

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    Updated on 18th December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    LEISURE CENTRE USER FELL ILL AFTER SHOWER USE

    Legionella risk assessment and control measures found wanting

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    Updated on 18th December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    STONE CUTTING MACHINE GUARDS FAILED HSE TEST

    Precautions taken following HSE enforcement fell into disuse

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    Updated on 18th December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    ROOFWORK CREATED CARBON MONOXIDE RISK

    Falling rubble damaged and blocked home chimney flue

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    Updated on 18th December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE SAFETY ALERT: TOWER CRANE BRAKES

    Collapse of tower crane jib in high winds prompts HSE warning

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    Updated on 11th December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    VISITING ENGINEER CRUSHED BY SCAFFOLD TUBES

    Principal contractor “signed off” contractor storage arrangements

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    Updated on 11th December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CONCRETE EJECTED BY PUMPING UNIT CLAIMED LIFE

    Company and director failed to train and supervise pumping operations

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    Updated on 5th December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    REFRESHED GUIDANCE ON FITNESS TO OPERATE PLANT

    Construction plant medical fitness Good Practice Guide

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

    MAJOR CONTRACTOR & LUL USED UNSAFE SYSTEM

    Work method to eliminate moving vehicle hazard not adopted

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

    OVERTURNING LORRY CAUSED DEATH OF DRIVER

    Groundworks project stockpiling arrangements not properly managed

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    Updated on 3rd December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FORTH BRIDGE LIFTING OPERATION NOT PLANNED

    Major project PC failed to plan, supervise and carry out lift safely

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    Updated on 3rd December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    DEVELOPER FAILED ON ASBESTOS ASSESSMENT

    HSE inspection revealed refurb works without asbestos survey

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    Updated on 28th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    POST DRIVER HAMMER CRUSHED HAND OF WORKMAN

    Unsafe system of work for vehicle crash barrier installation

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    Updated on 28th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    WORKER FELL FROM LOFT THROUGH CEILING

    Major house builder lacked understanding of loft fragile surfaces risk

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    Updated on 28th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    NEW SITE DUMPER SAFETY GUIDANCE ISSUED

    Construction plant sector concerns prompts CPA consults on draft

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    Updated on 28th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CCTV INSTALLER FELL THROUGH FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT

    Contractor failed to properly plan and control the risks

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    Updated on 28th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    VISITOR DIED FALLING INTO CONCEALED BASEMENT

    Contractor failed to protect basement void on domestic project

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    Updated on 28th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    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

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