Archive for May 2009

SHOVEL LOADER FATALITY

Posted on 30th May 2009
Major waste company fined after worker suffers fatal crush injuries

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SUSPENSION TRAUMA FIRST AID GUIDANCE

Posted on 30th May 2009
Recommendations on response to suspension in harness

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CONSTRUCTION DEATHS FALLING SHARPLY

Posted on 29th May 2009
Fatalities in construction down over 75% in 2009/10

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WORK RELATED ROAD RISK

Posted on 29th May 2009
Greater role for HSE investigating work related road incidents

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UNSAFE USE OF LIFT TRUCKS

Posted on 28th May 2009
Firm fined after work carried out from pallet on the forks of lift truck

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FATAL OVERHEAD POWERLINE STRIKE

Posted on 28th May 2009
Workman electrocuted during erection of polytunnel structure
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OLYMPICS SITE HEALTH CHECKS

Posted on 28th May 2009
Free medical checks raise the standard for 2012 and beyond

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BOMB EXPLODED ON BUILDING SITE

Posted on 28th May 2009
Controlled explosion makes safe German World War II bomb

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 27th May 2009
Prosecution cases added to Register

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CRANES CAUSE CONCERN IN MALTA

Posted on 27th May 2009
Tower crane incidents and public concern not restricted to UK

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IRISH PARTNERS WORK TO IMPROVE SAFETY

Posted on 26th May 2009
Partnership seeks to cut construction deaths and injury in Ireland

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SKIP LOADING DUMPER PROSECUTION

Posted on 26th May 2009
Contractor prosecuted after skip loading dumper topples

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SPEECH BY HSE CHAIR

Posted on 26th May 2009
Key points from recent HSE Chair address to H&S Expo 2009

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SIMPLIFYING THE ACCREDITATION PROCESS

Posted on 22nd May 2009
Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) website launched

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MANUAL HANDLING BY THE FUTURE KING

Posted on 22nd May 2009
Prince Charles gets into a scrape handling innovative ‘ecobricks’

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HSE INCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS

Posted on 22nd May 2009
Audit shows improvements but ‘wrong’ matters may be investigated

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RESIDENTS FEAR IDLE TOWER CRANE

Posted on 22nd May 2009
Dormant development leaves residents worried over ‘creaking’ crane

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‘LIVE’ SCAFFOLD CAUSES FIVE DEATHS IN INDIA

Posted on 22nd May 2009
Five persons electrocuted on Indian construction site

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UNTRAINED WORKMAN STRIKES 11KV CABLE

Posted on 20th May 2009
Workman suffers burns and shock as breaker hits power cable 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 20th May 2009
Prosecution cases added to Register

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STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE INCIDENTS

Posted on 20th May 2009
Recent structural collapses in Bangkok, London and Derbyshire

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UNREGISTERED GAS FITTER IMPRISONED

Posted on 19th May 2009
Plumber jailed for the second time after carrying out gas work

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POWER CABLE STRIKE EXPLOSION

Posted on 19th May 2009
Workman hospitalised after cutting through power cable

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FIRST AID ADVICE WEBSITE UPDATED

Posted on 19th May 2009
HSE re-launch first aid website for easier use and navigation

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BOVIS CHIEF RETAINS HSE BOARD ROLE

Posted on 19th May 2009
John Spanswick reappointed to Health and Safety Executive Board

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES FALLING

Posted on 19th May 2009
April brings fatality free start to the ‘new year’ in construction

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CHINESE BRIDGE COLLAPSE

Posted on 18th May 2009
Failure of viaduct under demolition kills 6 people on road below 

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FALL FROM HEIGHT PROSECUTION

Posted on 17th May 2009
Fall from roof edge could have been prevented 

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PRE-CAST CONCRETE ROOF COLLAPSE

Posted on 14th May 2009
Workman seriously injured after fall as pool roof caves in

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 14th May 2009
Prosecution cases added to Register

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TOWER BRIDGE LIFT FALL INCIDENT

Posted on 14th May 2009
Tourists and staff injured and trapped as bridge lift in free fall

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OXYGEN HOSE BURST KILLS FITTER

Posted on 13th May 2009
Workman dies as oxygen hose fails during hazardous operation

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JUST A BIT OF FUN

Posted on 13th May 2009
Scaffolding trade is becoming much easier and safer

This short video clip suggests that the traditional ‘tough’ and ‘risky’ trade of scaffolding is becoming the softer option in construction industry! Good to see that safety helmets and fall restraint continue to be used throughout the clip.


SITES AND CONTRACTORS REMAIN BELOW PAR

Posted on 12th May 2009
Inspection initiative confirms widespread safety mismanagement

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HEATING DUCT COLLAPSE IN SCHOOL

Posted on 12th May 2009
Fourteen children injured as heating duct collapses in school 

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DOMESTIC EXTENSION WORK UNDER SCRUTINY

Posted on 12th May 2009
Workman paralysed in fall on domestic extension project 

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LOAD LABELLING GUIDANCE

Posted on 12th May 2009
Views sought on recently published lifting and carrying guidance

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DIGITAL SWITCHOVER WORK AT HEIGHT

Posted on 11th May 2009
TV aerial and dish installers subject to safety campaign

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MAJOR RETAILER PROSECUTED OVER ASBESTOS

Posted on 11th May 2009
National newsagent fails to act on asbestos survey and protect staff

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JOINT VENTURE SAFETY LIABILITY

Posted on 9th May 2009
Implications of Buncefield judgment for construction joint ventures

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VIRTUAL CONSTRUCTION ‘SOFT’ SKILLS TRAINING

Posted on 8th May 2009
Simulation will help construction managers develop people skills

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HISTORY CORNER

Posted on 8th May 2009
Scaffold collapse at ‘new’ Crystal Palace site leaves 12 dead 

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DEMOLITION NEAR MISS VIDEO

Posted on 8th May 2009
Remote demolition techniques still require proper planning

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EXCAVATOR QUICK HITCH SAFETY SOLUTIONS

Posted on 8th May 2009
Device to secure safety in use of semi-automatic quick hitches

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BUILDER FINED FOR ILLEGAL ASBESTOS WORK

Posted on 8th May 2009
Failure to identify asbestos and lack of license puts builder in court

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 8th May 2009
Prosecution cases added to Register

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SCHOOL AND BUILDER PROSECUTED

Posted on 7th May 2009
Workman burned by flaming sawdust while removing oil tank

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CRANE SAFETY REMINDER

Posted on 7th May 2009
Prosecution highlights risks during work at height on cranes

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SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTS IN SPOTLIGHT

Posted on 5th May 2009
Main contractor insists on NASC membership for scaffold contractors

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UNSAFE LOADS ON THE ROAD

Posted on 5th May 2009
More than three-quarters of vehicles stopped not loaded safely

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JUST A BIT OF FUN

Posted on 3rd May 2009
You couldn’t make it up!

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ASBESTOS AWARENESS TRAINING

Posted on 1st May 2009
Is your workforce trained to be aware of asbestos?

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FRAGILE ROOF FALL COURT CASE

Posted on 1st May 2009
Contractor fined after workman falls through asbestos roof

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED OVER DEATH

Posted on 1st May 2009
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