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    Construction Health & Safety News W/C 21 January 2008

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    Prosecution Press Releases

    Loading on floor causes multi-floor collapse injuring four workers. Such incidents are not unusual and a number of construction businesses have been prosecuted after joists have collapsed particularly on housebuild developments. The Standing Committee on Structural Safety (SCOSS) has produced clear guidance on supporting floor joists during construction.

    Enforcement In The Construction Sector

    HSE Campaign February 2008

    An HSE falls and trips in construction initiative will take place during February 2008 following a similar initiative in 2007 when basic safety precautions on many of the refurbishment sites inspected were found to be very poor.

    Corporate Manslaughter 2007 (CMCH 2007)

    With only 10 weeks before the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (CMCH 2007) comes into force on 6 April 2008 a major insurance company is asking if UK businesses are fully prepared for CMCH 2007. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Justice is advising that company directors and boardrooms should:

    1. take the opportunity to think again about how risks are managed and be satisfied that systems and processes for managing health and safety are adequate;
    2. secure compliance with current health and safety laws in light of official guidance in “Leading health and safety at work – Leadership Actions for Directors and Board Members” and;
    3. seek guidance, as necessary, on health and safety duties and how to meet them from the relevant regulatory authority.

    Reversing Vehicles

    A cyclist has died after being struck by a reversing site vehicle and a coroner has ruled that a reversing tipper lorry which caused the death of road paver workman was accidental. Reversing plant and vehicles are a major cause of death and serious injury on construction projects. HSE has produced a concise overview of actions which can help businesses manage the risk from on-site vehicles. A-Plant has also produced a very handy summary of precautions for reversing vehicles.

    Major Contractors Group Initiative on Supervisor Training

    The Major Contractors Group (MCG) has announced that all supervisors on MCG sites must attend ConstructionSkills Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) by 2010. The two-day course is part of the ConstructionSkills Site Safety Plus (SSP) suite of courses and provides an introduction to health and safety, welfare and environmental issues.

    Review of Health and Safety System

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