Archive for August 2008

DEMOLITION FALL PROSECUTION

Posted on 29th August 2008
Demolition contractor fined after fall from height 

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CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER GUIDANCE

Posted on 29th August 2008
Crown Prosecution Service publish manslaughter guidance

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OIL CONTAMINATION PROSECUTION

Posted on 29th August 2008
Building company fined for illegal disposal of oil 

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NEW GAS SAFETY SCHEME

Posted on 29th August 2008
HSE to award new contract to replace CORGI registration scheme

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FALLING STEEL FATALITY

Posted on 28th August 2008
Man has died on a construction site at a garden centre

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INQUIRY INTO CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES

Posted on 28th August 2008
HSE to investigate recent deaths in construction

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NEW TRAINING MATERIALS

Posted on 27th August 2008
TRADA publish new edition of health and safety textbook 

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FALLING BLOCK INCIDENT

Posted on 27th August 2008
Workman hospitalised after being struck by falling block

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MANSLAUGHTER TRIAL OPENS

Posted on 27th August 2008
Contractor faces manslaughter trial at Old Bailey

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PRECAST FLOORING SAFETY CODE

Posted on 27th August 2008
Pre-Cast Flooring Federation updating seminars   

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 27th August 2008
Prosecution Cases added to Register

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ASBESTOS CAMPAIGN INFORMATION

Posted on 26th August 2008
National asbestos campaign October – November 2008 

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HSE DETAILS OF RECENT FATALITIES

Posted on 26th August 2008
HSE publish July 2008 fatal injury notifications

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DUMP TRUCK DEATHS PROSECUTION

Posted on 26th August 2008
Massive fine follows dump truck double fatality

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TEMPORARY STRUCTURE PRECAUTIONS

Posted on 26th August 2008
Demo of improved practices in erecting and dismantling 

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COMPETENCE AND ACCREDITATION

Posted on 22nd August 2008
Major contractor signs up to accreditation programme 

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MANSLAUGHTER CASE CONCLUDED

Posted on 21st August 2008
Construction company director jailed for 12 months

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HSE CONSTRUCTION EVENTS

Posted on 21st August 2008
Upcoming construction events diary published

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FATAL ACCIDENT INQUIRY

Posted on 20th August 2008
Foam filler can explosion kills builder

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FATALITY FALL FROM HEIGHT

Posted on 20th August 2008
Workman dies after falling over 10 metres on water project

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HEALTH RISK MANAGEMENT

Posted on 20th August 2008
Sainsbury to adopt health standards for construction workforce

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 20th August 2008
Prosecution Cases added to Register

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CRANE SAFETY

Posted on 19th August 2008
Major contractor honours crane recovery team

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BEST PRACTICE ADVICE

Posted on 19th August 2008
Strategic Forum launch best practice website

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LADDER SAFETY

Posted on 18th August 2008
HSE Ladder Exchange to start in September

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WORK EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY

Posted on 18th August 2008
HSE website information on key legislation updated

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OCCUPATATIONAL HEALTH

Posted on 18th August 2008
Constructing Better Health new website now live 

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HSE GUIDANCE

Posted on 15th August 2008
Selection and management of mobile elevating work platforms 

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BRIDGE COLLAPSE

Posted on 15th August 2008
TfL takes collective responsibility for bridge failure

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SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE PROSECUTION

Posted on 15th August 2008
Scaffold collapse injures three workers and contractor fined  

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DRIVING AT WORK

Posted on 15th August 2008
New legal pitfalls for those driving at work 

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FATAL INJURY REPORTS

Posted on 15th August 2008
US system for disclosing fatal injury invesigation reports 

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MOVING GOODS SAFELY

Posted on 14th August 2008

Highways agency highlights risk from load straps 

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MOBILE CRANE INCIDENT

Posted on 13th August 2008
Mobile crane causes major damage to home

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PLANT OPERATOR COMPETENCE

Posted on 13th August 2008
Trainers worried that plant operators may flee new tests 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 13th August 2008
Prosecution Cases added to Register

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DEMOLITION

Posted on 13th August 2008

Famous cooling towers to be demolished by controlled explosions 

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CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER

Posted on 13th August 2008

Firm cleared of corporate manslaughter after explosion death

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SCAFFOLD CONTRACTOR COMPETENCE

Posted on 12th August 2008
Days numbered for non-regulated scaffolding contractors

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SYSTEM SCAFFOLDING

Posted on 12th August 2008
NASC scheme aims to assure the safety of system scaffolds

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ELECTRICAL SAFETY

Posted on 12th August 2008
Contractors continue to ZAP injury rates

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TIMBER FRAME CONSTRUCTION

Posted on 11th August 2008
Guidance on safety in timber frame construction available

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HIGHWAYS ACCIDENT MANAGEMENT

Posted on 11th August 2008
HA introduces new technolgy for motorway incident management 

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BRIDGE COLLAPSE INCIDENT

Posted on 11th August 2008
Seven die as Czech bridge under construction collapses  

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PROSECUTION – MANAGER

Posted on 8th August 2008
Site manager fined after failing to manage risk 

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FALL FROM HEIGHT PROSECUTION

Posted on 8th August 2008
Fatal fall from tower scaffold and through fragile roof

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BEHAVIOURAL SAFETY

Posted on 8th August 2008
Major contractor launches behavioural safety training programme

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CRANES

Posted on 8th August 2008
Crane driver sacked after photograph appears in industry journal

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Posted on 8th August 2008

PROSECUTION – ASBESTOS  

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Posted on 4th August 2008

PROSECUTION – FALL FROM HEIGHT

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