Archive for May 2009

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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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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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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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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‘LIVE’ SCAFFOLD CAUSES FIVE DEATHS IN INDIA

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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