Archive for March 2009

SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE IN EXETER

Posted on 31st March 2009
Property damaged and public in shock after scaffold falls

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HSE REFURBISHMENT BLITZ UPDATES

Posted on 31st March 2009
West Country tops enforcement whilst the Highlands are praised  

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MOBILE CRANE COLLAPSE IN MANCHESTER

Posted on 26th March 2009
Driver left suspended and rescued from overturned crane

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FATALITY ON MAJOR LONDON PROJECT

Posted on 25th March 2009
Workman thought to have died in MEWP incident

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REFURB PROJECT BLITZ LATEST RESULTS

Posted on 25th March 2009
HSE inspections find poor performance and green shoots of progress

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HSE TO CONCENTRATE ON ‘SMALL SITES’

Posted on 25th March 2009
Focused, practical and robust plan to raise small site standards 

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BOARDROOM ADVICE FROM HSE CHIEF

Posted on 23rd March 2009

Top 10 Tips from HSE for Boardroom H&S Leadership

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REFURB ‘BLITZ’ SHOWS MIXED RESULTS

Posted on 23rd March 2009
Aberdeen refurb projects slated as Eastern Counties improve

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR COMMITS TO NASC

Posted on 20th March 2009
NASC member only policy for scaffold contractors

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BUILDING CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

Posted on 20th March 2009
Work at height can be carried out safely without ‘Shattered Lives’

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FATALITIES DURING FIRST DAYS ON SITE

Posted on 19th March 2009
Recent deaths in Canada and US support ‘newer worker’ theory

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NORTH EAST REGIONAL SAFETY EVENT

Posted on 19th March 2009
Half-day free construction safety event for managers and workforce

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CALCULATING PROJECT DURATION

Posted on 18th March 2009
New online tool helps predict the length of a construction project

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COLOGNE BUILDING COLLAPSE UPDATE

Posted on 18th March 2009
Contractor seeks to calm investors as second body found in rubble 

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EFFECTIVE SAFETY MESSAGES

Posted on 17th March 2009
‘Trojan Horse’ messages to influence awareness and behaviour

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HUMAN FACTOR RESOURCES

Posted on 17th March 2009
HSE conference on ‘human factors’ is relevant to construction 

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REFURB PROJECTS FAIL THE TEST

Posted on 16th March 2009
Widespread HSE enforcement required in refurbishment sector

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JUST A BIT OF FUN

Posted on 11th March 2009
Dangers of public involvement in construction work

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OLYMPICS PARK HITS SAFETY TARGETS

Posted on 11th March 2009
Workforce achieves another million hours without a reportable injury

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AUSTRALIAN SUSPENDED PLATFORM DEATH

Posted on 11th March 2009
Painter dies and worker hangs in harness as platform collapses

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MIGRANT WORKER SAFETY

Posted on 10th March 2009
HSE recruit Outreach Workers to raise migrant worker awareness

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FALLING CHIMNEYS RISING

Posted on 9th March 2009
Building inspectors report increase in chimney collapses

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COLOGNE COLLAPSE UPDATE

Posted on 9th March 2009
Body of a 17-year-old man recovered from collapsed building

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CONSTRUCTION BLITZ RESULTS

Posted on 6th March 2009
HSE disappointed “basic precautions not in place”

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SHATTERED LIVES TV FILLERS

Posted on 6th March 2009
Short sharp TV filler highlights construction risks

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UCATT FATALITIES INQUIRY EVIDENCE

Posted on 6th March 2009
Construction union proposals for reducing fatalities

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DIRECTOR AND BOARD LEADERSHIP

Posted on 6th March 2009
 
Research reveals need for increased boardroom awareness of guide 

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MAJOR BUILDING COLLAPSE IN COLOGNE

Posted on 4th March 2009
Collapsed building leaves three people feared ‘missing’

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES

Posted on 3rd March 2009
Construction deaths Dec 2008 – Jan 2009 show steep decline

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ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT BELOW PAR

Posted on 3rd March 2009
Widespread enforcement taken on asbestos management

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SCAFFOLDS TO BECOME WORKS OF ART

Posted on 3rd March 2009
Sydney set to ban ‘ugly building sites’ across the city

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BASEMENT FALL INJURES TWO

Posted on 3rd March 2009
Two women seriously injured after fall into building site basement

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WATER COOLER HAZARDS

Posted on 3rd March 2009
Dirty water coolers may be put health at risk

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SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE IN AUSTRALIA

Posted on 2nd March 2009
Workman survives four-storey fall in Melbourne scaffold collapse

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REFURB BLITZ IN FULL FLIGHT

Posted on 2nd March 2009
HSE announce 1500 visits to refurb projects in March 2009

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YOUNG PLUMBER ELECTROCUTED

Posted on 2nd March 2009
Plumber electrocuted whilst working in Berkshire property 

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