Archive for January 2009

MIGRANT WORKERS

Posted on 30th January 2009
HSE Chief encourages migrant workers to shop ‘rogue’ employers

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VIBRATION RISK

Posted on 30th January 2009
Euro H&S Agency publish expert report on vibration risks

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MAJOR INJURIES APR-SEP 2008

Posted on 30th January 2009
Construction major injury numbers and rates falling

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FATAL INJURIES APR-SEP 2008

Posted on 30th January 2009
HSE publish provisional 2008/2009 half year fatality statistics

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PROSECUTION MOVING LOADS SAFELY

Posted on 30th January 2009
Security of loads should not rely on friction alone 

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INQUEST WORKMAN STRUCK BY GRAB

Posted on 29th January 2009
Vigil planned for inquest into builder crushed by grab

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TOWER CRANE REGISTER

Posted on 29th January 2009
Government accepts proposal for voluntary tower crane register

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 28th January 2009
Prosecution cases added to Register

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EXCAVATOR QUICK HITCH UPDATE

Posted on 28th January 2009
Industry experts meet to discuss excavator quick hitch issues

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TOWER CRANE SAFETY

Posted on 28th January 2009
Industry body considers ‘register’ of tower cranes

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INCIDENT FALL FROM ROOF

Posted on 28th January 2009
Workman taken to hospital after 6m fall from apartment block

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES INQUIRY

Posted on 27th January 2009
Fatalities inquiry Chair appears before Commons Select Committee

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MANSLAUGHTER PROSECUTION SENTENCE

Posted on 27th January 2009
Company director guilty of manslaughter jailed for 12 months 

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PROSECUTION ELECTRICAL CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 27th January 2009
Workman suffers burns as concrete breaker hits underground cable

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NEW GAS SAFETY REGISTER

Posted on 27th January 2009
New gas safety register now open

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H&S PERFORMANCE IN IRELAND

Posted on 27th January 2009
Construction industry deaths falling in Ireland 

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PROSECUTION STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE

Posted on 27th January 2009
Builder fined after joist collapse leads to serious injury  

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SCAFFOLDING ADVICE ON STANDARDS

Posted on 26th January 2009
New tube and fitting scaffolding standard published by NASC

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PROSECUTION ASBESTOS

Posted on 26th January 2009
HSE question deterrent effect of asbestos offence fine

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INCIDENT SCAFFOLD ACCESS HOIST

Posted on 26th January 2009
Workman in ‘serious condition’ following scaffold access hoist fall

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INQUEST OVERTURNING VEHICLE

Posted on 24th January 2009
Operator of excavator crushed by overturning lorry

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HEALTH AND SAFETY CULTURE

Posted on 24th January 2009
Vegas development gambles on improving health and safety culture  

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BELFAST BUILDING COLLAPSE

Posted on 23rd January 2009
Builder critically injured after Belfast building collapse 

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FAI EXPLODING CAN UPDATE

Posted on 23rd January 2009
Swiss manufacturer denies responsibility for death of young builder

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MANSLAUGHTER TRIAL VERDICT

Posted on 22nd January 2009
Director found guilty of manslaughter facing prison sentence

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COURT OF APPEAL DECISION

Posted on 22nd January 2009
Court of Appeal rules on civil liability for ‘extra-hazardous operation’

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NEW TRADE BODY

Posted on 22nd January 2009
UK Contractors Group takes the lead on construction safety

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PROSECUTION LIFT TRUCK

Posted on 22nd January 2009
‘Improvised’ system leads to tragic workplace death and fine

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MANSLAUGHTER TRIAL UPDATE

Posted on 21st January 2009
Jury retire to consider manslaughter verdict

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 21st January 2009
Prosecution cases added to Register

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HEALTH RISK SILICA DUST

Posted on 21st January 2009
New video on controlling silica dust from cut-off saws

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MOBILE PLANT SAFETY

Posted on 21st January 2009
Top ten tips for reducing mobile plant accidents 

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FAI EXCAVATION COLLAPSE

Posted on 20th January 2009
Inquiry hears how worker tried to rescue buried colleague

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INQUEST MESOTHELIOMA DEATH

Posted on 20th January 2009
Exposure to asbestos at local hospital led to craftsman death

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EXCAVATION DOUBLE FATALITY

Posted on 19th January 2009
US water pipe strike floods excavation drowning two workers 

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TRADES UNION VIEW

Posted on 19th January 2009
UCATT chief sets out union view on construction safety

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PROSECUTION ASBESTOS

Posted on 19th January 2009
Electrical contractor fails to provide asbestos awareness training

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HOUSTON CRANE INCIDENT UPDATE

Posted on 18th January 2009
Crane operator ‘had never been in cab before’ fatal incident

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CRANE INCIDENT NORTHERN IRELAND

Posted on 18th January 2009
Family have lucky escape as car struck by crane hook

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HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFENCES ACT IN FORCE

Posted on 18th January 2009
Tougher penalties now available to magistrates for H&S offences

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‘NEW’ HSE CONSTRUCTION INSPECTORS

Posted on 18th January 2009
Regulator to recruit front line Construction Inspectors 

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PROSECUTION LIFT SHAFT FALL

Posted on 16th January 2009
Competence identified as key to preventing fall of 10m

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MOBILE PLANT SAFETY

Posted on 15th January 2009
Safety website for those in, on or around Caterpillar equipment

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WHISTLEBLOWING ON SAFETY

Posted on 15th January 2009
£200k payout after workman asked to lie about accident

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MANSLAUGHTER PROSECUTION UPDATE

Posted on 15th January 2009
Director suggests ‘interference’ by others played part in fatal fall 

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CORONERS INQUESTS

Posted on 14th January 2009
New Coroners and Justice Bill introduced to Parliament

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 14th January 2009
Prosecution Cases added to Register

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FATAL INJURIES MONTHLY SUMMARY

Posted on 14th January 2009
Construction deaths during November 2008 near double figures

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PROSECUTION GAS SAFETY

Posted on 13th January 2009
Double glazing company prosecuted after putting customer at risk 

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CLIENTS FACE ASBESTOS CHECKS

Posted on 13th January 2009
HSE target businesses to check on asbestos controls

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MOSCOW CONSTRUCTION FIRE

Posted on 13th January 2009
Fire in car park under construction leaves seven dead

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PROSECUTION FALLING SKIP DOORS

Posted on 13th January 2009
Waste contractor fined after doors fell from rear-end-loading skip

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FATAL INCIDENT UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 13th January 2009
Workman dies on London Underground network project

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MANUAL HANDLING PANEL PRODUCTS

Posted on 9th January 2009
Handling of panel products to come under HSE scrutiny

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PROSECUTION UNDERGROUND SERVICES

Posted on 9th January 2009
Workman suffers severe burns after breaker strikes 132kv cable

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 8th January 2009
Prosecution Cases added to Register

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PROSECUTION WORKPLACE TRANSPORT

Posted on 8th January 2009
Reversing lorry leads to death of teenager 

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WORKING WELL TOGETHER

Posted on 8th January 2009
WWT ‘Mock Trials’ for the Eastern Region

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SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE PROSECUTIONS

Posted on 7th January 2009
Companies and director face prosecution over Milton Keynes collapse

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HEALTH RISK ‘SILICA DUST’

Posted on 7th January 2009
Campaign to control silica dust exposure

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HSE CONSULTATION ON STRATEGY

Posted on 7th January 2009
Liverpool hosts first HSE consultation meeting on strategy

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PROSECUTION SCAFFOLD DISMANTLING

Posted on 6th January 2009
Developer fined after falling scaffold pole causes paralysis

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PROSECUTION FALL FROM HEIGHT

Posted on 6th January 2009
Major contractor prosecuted after fall from building 

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MANSLAUGHTER PROSECUTION

Posted on 5th January 2009
Owner of roofing company faces start of manslaughter trial

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H&S MESSAGE FOR CONSTRUCTION 2009

Posted on 2nd January 2009

‘I chose to look the other way’

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CONSTRUCTION PRIORITIES 2009

Posted on 1st January 2009
Chief Inspector indicates construction sector priorities for 2009

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H&S PRE-QUALIFICATION SCHEMES

Posted on 1st January 2009
Industry body looks for mutual recognition of prequal standards

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