Archive for April 2009

PROPOSED TOWER CRANE REGISTER

Posted on 30th April 2009
Regulatory impact assessment casts doubt over tower crane register

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FALLS FROM VEHICLES CASE STUDY

Posted on 30th April 2009
New case study added to HSE falls from vehicles webpages

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EXCAVATOR QUICK HITCHES

Posted on 30th April 2009
Manufacturer and plant hire company join forces to raise awareness

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INTERNATIONAL WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY

Posted on 28th April 2009
IWMD is time to remember those killed at or by work

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SITES IN THE CAPITAL FAIL THE SAFETY TEST

Posted on 24th April 2009
North London sites confirm action required across the city

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NOTIFYING INCIDENTS TO HSE

Posted on 24th April 2009
Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurences update

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NEW APPROACHES TO CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

Posted on 24th April 2009
Northern Ireland contractor provides example of best practice

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LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO ADVISE ON CDM 2007

Posted on 23rd April 2009
LA Inspectors to work with construction clients and designers

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STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE IN CANADA

Posted on 23rd April 2009
Companies face prosecution after two die in structural collapse

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MILTON KEYNES SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE UPDATE

Posted on 22nd April 2009
Two construction companies committed for trial after scaffold death

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HSE RESPOND TO ‘ELF AND SAFETY’ CRITICS

Posted on 22nd April 2009
Construction resourcing second only to nuclear says regulator

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LONDON REFURBISHMENT BLITZ

Posted on 21st April 2009
Dangerous practices widespread at South London building sites

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REFURB COLLAPSE FATALITY IN USA

Posted on 17th April 2009
Workman dies as building collapses during joist replacement

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ASSISTANCE FOR DESIGNERS UNDER CDM 2007

Posted on 17th April 2009
Seminar on designing health and safety into construction

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FATALITY NAMES TO BE DISCLOSED

Posted on 15th April 2009
Names of those involved in workplace deaths now disclosed by HSE

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CRANE COLLAPSE IN JAPAN

Posted on 15th April 2009
Workman and public injured as piling rig crashes beyond site

NEW LEPTOSPIROSIS GUIDANCE

Posted on 9th April 2009
Updated leaflet on leptospirosis risk and control published

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FATALITIES REPORT DELAYED

Posted on 7th April 2009
Inquiry into construction industry deaths delayed for 2 months

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CONSTRUCTION PLANT-HIRE ASSOCIATION

Posted on 6th April 2009
Relaunched CPA website includes free plant safety guides

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TOWER CRANE REGISTER CONFIRMED

Posted on 3rd April 2009
Government commit to tower crane register by April 2010

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COURT OF APPEAL CONSIDERS EMPLOYMENT

Posted on 3rd April 2009
Independent contractor ‘sham’ documents will not work   

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SAFER ROADWORKS FOR WORKERS AND PUBLIC

Posted on 2nd April 2009
New ‘Chapter 8′ updates advice to make road works safer

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GAS SAFETY REGIME CHANGE

Posted on 1st April 2009
‘Gas Safe Register’ takes over form CORGI

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CONSTRUCTION DEATHS CONTINUE TO FALL

Posted on 1st April 2009
HSE quarterly data shows falling construction fatalities and injuries

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JUST A BIT OF FUN

Posted on 1st April 2009
So that’s how MEWPs are intended to be used!

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SCOTLAND STANDARDS LOW BUT IMPROVING

Posted on 1st April 2009
Work stopped at one in five Scottish refurbishment sites

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