Archive for February 2009

ROADWORKS SAFETY CAMPAIGN SPEEDS UP

Posted on 27th February 2009
‘Respect Our Road Workers’ campaign launched by HA

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DUST ON OVERALLS CAUSED ASBESTOS DEATH

Posted on 27th February 2009
Mesothelioma death was caused by work clothes brought home

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HSE EARLY WARNING SYSTEM

Posted on 27th February 2009
Regulator to provide regular health and safety bulletins

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ROOF FALL FATALITY

Posted on 26th February 2009
Father dies after falling from roof during house conversion

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WEMBLEY DEATH PROSECUTION

Posted on 26th February 2009
Contractor to face legal proceedings after stadium fatality

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PROSECUTION OVER UNLICENSED WORK

Posted on 26th February 2009
Council and contractor fined for illegal work with asbestos

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BEHAVIOURAL SAFETY PROGRAMMES

Posted on 26th February 2009
Plan for Behavioural Safety and Worker Engagement in construction

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FIVE DIE IN SA TRENCH COLLAPSE

Posted on 26th February 2009
Rescue attempt claims five lives on South African sewerage project

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FALL FROM FORK LIFT CAGE

Posted on 25th February 2009
Developer prosecuted after electrician falls from insecure cage

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DAMAGED ROOF PROVES COSTLY

Posted on 25th February 2009
Failure to repair roof lands company with hefty fine

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 25th February 2009
Prosecution cases added to Register

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FINED FOR IGNORING ASBESTOS WARNING

Posted on 25th February 2009
Contractor fined after failing to make proper checks for asbestos

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CONSULTANT AND CLIENT PROSECUTED

Posted on 25th February 2009
Inadequate assessment lands consultant and client in Court

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REFURBISHMENT PROJECT ‘BLITZ’

Posted on 24th February 2009
HSE starts targeting refurbishment projects across GB

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NOTIFICATION OF PROJECTS TO HSE

Posted on 24th February 2009
CDM projects can now be notified online

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REPITITIVE STRAIN INJURY (RSI)

Posted on 24th February 2009
Skilled building workers identified at greater RSI risk 

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TWO HURT IN KENT BUILDING COLLAPSE

Posted on 24th February 2009
Building collapse leaves two workers hospitalised

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GAS SAFETY PROSECUTION

Posted on 24th February 2009
Landlord to pay hefty fine and costs for gas safety offences

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JUST A BIT OF FUN

Posted on 24th February 2009
Timber frame erection the dangerous way! 

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DOUBLE FATALITY ON SPANISH SITE

Posted on 24th February 2009
Collapse of structure kills two workmen below

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DRIVER FATALITY AT ROADWORKS

Posted on 23rd February 2009
Member of public dies in collision with road resurfacing plant

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GRAB STRIKE ON POWERLINE

Posted on 21st February 2009
Driver of grab lorry critical after overhead cable strike

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PROSECUTION FOLLOWS SCAFFOLD FALL

Posted on 20th February 2009
Pensioner falls 7m from scaffold constructed by untrained erector 

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PROPERTY DEVELOPER SAFETY ADVICE

Posted on 20th February 2009
HSE launch webpages designed for smaller property developers

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REBAR COLLAPSE FATALITY

Posted on 20th February 2009
Worker crushed by rebar on Microsoft project

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UNLOADING STEEL SAFELY

Posted on 19th February 2009

Death during unloading steel is a reminder for UK contractors

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CONSTRUCTION SAFETY IN SCOTLAND

Posted on 19th February 2009
Key players turnout to construction H&S conference in Scotland

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PROSECUTION AFTER SCAFFOLDER DEATH

Posted on 19th February 2009
Family of electrocuted scaffolder demand a public inquiry

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INCIDENT STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE

Posted on 19th February 2009
Builder crushed by falling chimney has leg amputated at the scene

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SILICA EXPOSURE AND CONTROL

Posted on 19th February 2009
Survey reveals construction ‘Silica Baseline’ at low level

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PRODUCT PROFILE

Posted on 18th February 2009
Hoglift system for safer lifting of units on and off vehicles

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 18th February 2009
Prosecution cases added to Register

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HSE CRACK DOWN ON DEVELOPERS

Posted on 17th February 2009
Campaign to increase developer awareness about to launch

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CONFINED SPACES

Posted on 17th February 2009
Revised and updated confined space guidance published

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SAFETY NET ATTACHMENTS

Posted on 17th February 2009
Supplier warns of  “no testing” evidence for some devices 

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FIRE SAFETY CODE CHANGES

Posted on 17th February 2009
New Fire Safety Code set to come into force on 6 April 2009

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MANAGEMENT OF ASBESTOS

Posted on 17th February 2009
Inspections highlight widespread failure to manage asbestos

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SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE PROSECUTIONS UPDATE

Posted on 16th February 2009
Warrant issued for arrest of scaffolding contractor director   

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SCAFFOLDING BODY WARNS OF BOGUS ‘MEMBERS’

Posted on 13th February 2009
NASC promises legal action to defend membership status

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PROSECUTION FOLLOWS ROADWORKS DEATH

Posted on 13th February 2009
Lack of warning signs results in fatal injury on Northern Ireland road

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INQUEST INTO TEENAGER FALL THROUGH ROOF

Posted on 13th February 2009
Coroner hears how “bit of a laugh turned into a nightmare”

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JUST A BIT OF FUN

Posted on 12th February 2009
Everything is connected!

This short video clip demonstrates how everything is connected on a construction project. One false step, start a chain of events and anything can happen. An excellent performance by Tom Hanks…. and the stunt men!


CONSTRUCTION SAFETY SEMINAR WALES

Posted on 12th February 2009
Self-employed builders and small building firms to get free advice

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PLANT SAFETY INCIDENTS

Posted on 12th February 2009

Plant related incidents top the construction safety agenda

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LEARNING FROM THE MISFORTUNE OF OTHERS

Posted on 11th February 2009
CROSS reports help reduce structural failures

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES

Posted on 11th February 2009

 

Government Inquiry must recognise construction achievements

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PROSECUTION AFTER FALL THROUGH OPENING

Posted on 11th February 2009
Homebuilder accident and failure to report lands company in court 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 10th February 2009
Prosecution cases added to Register

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PROSECUTION CONCRETE PUMPING FATALITY

Posted on 10th February 2009
Flailing concrete pumping hose causes death on construction site  

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INQUEST INTO MESOTHELIOMA DEATH

Posted on 10th February 2009
Death of carpenter from asbestos exposure highlights present risk

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HSE ‘SHATTERED LIVES’ CAMPAIGN

Posted on 9th February 2009
Campaign looks for action in construction sector

NEW YORK OVERHAULS CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

Posted on 7th February 2009
Plan for construction safety announced by New York officials 

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JUST A BIT OF FUN

Posted on 6th February 2009
Nailguns or hammers? 

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BELFAST FALL FROM HEIGHT INQUEST

Posted on 6th February 2009
Death of building contractor could have been prevented

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HSE ENFORCEMENT POLICY REVISED

Posted on 6th February 2009
Revised version of HSE enforcement policy published

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SCOTLAND CONSTRUCTION H&S EVENTS

Posted on 6th February 2009
Conference: Aiming High Landing Safely

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FATAL CHERRY PICKER INCIDENT

Posted on 5th February 2009
Man crushed whilst using mobile elevating platform

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HEAVY PLASTERBOARD HANDLING

Posted on 5th February 2009
HSE offer free seminar on handling heavy plasterboard

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APPEAL AGAINST HIGH FINES REJECTED

Posted on 5th February 2009
Firms fail in bid to reduce fines imposed after cherry picker death

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NON-INJURY PROSECUTIONS MAY RISE

Posted on 5th February 2009
H&S Offences Act may lead to increase non-injury prosecutions 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 4th February 2009
Prosecution cases added to Register

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PROSECUTION ASBESTOS IN SCHOOL

Posted on 4th February 2009
Refurbishment specialist failed to assess asbestos risk
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SCAFFOLDING UPDATE EVENTS

Posted on 4th February 2009
Safe scaffolding events to be held in Midlands and Marches

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CURTAIN SIDED VEHICLE LOAD SECURITY

Posted on 4th February 2009
Report on good practice for securing loads on curtain sided vehicles

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TRAINING SCANDAL EXPOSED IN US

Posted on 4th February 2009
Compulsory H&S training scheme exposed as a sham

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INQUEST WORKMAN CRUSHED BY GRAB UPDATE

Posted on 3rd February 2009
Jury hears how 23 year old workman trapped by scissor grab

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES INQUIRY

Posted on 3rd February 2009
Select Committee transcript indicates issues to be explored

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FALLS FROM VEHICLES CAMPAIGN

Posted on 3rd February 2009
Falls from vehicles campaign ‘relaunched’ in 2009

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