Archive for July 2009

STEEL SITE REMEDIATION LEGAL BATTLE

Posted on 30th July 2009
Families win right to pursue claim for toxic waste harm

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REGULATOR PARTNERSHIPS TARGET KEY RISKS

Posted on 30th July 2009
HSE and Local Authorities work together on falls and asbestos risks Read the rest of this article »

FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE WORKER FROM TOWER

Posted on 30th July 2009
Injured worker rescued during refurb work on iconic tower

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CONFUSION OVER RISK HARMS SMALL FIRMS

Posted on 29th July 2009
Advisory body calls for end to the cost of confusion on H&S risks

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CIVIL ENGINEERS REPORT IMPROVED SAFETY

Posted on 29th July 2009
CECA report accidents on member sites at all-time low

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INDUSTRY BODY STATEMENT ON QUICK HITCHES

Posted on 28th July 2009
Plant Safety Group issues statement on excavator quick hitch safety

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INFLUENCING SMALLER SITES AND BUSINESSES

Posted on 28th July 2009
HSE small firms research produces some unsurprising findings

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CRYSTALLINE SILICA RISKS IN CONSTRUCTION

Posted on 23rd July 2009
USA and UK regulators provide wealth of information on controls

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UNACCREDITED SCAFFOLDERS UNDER PRESSURE

Posted on 21st July 2009
Yet another major contractor pledges support for NASC members

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FALL ARREST SYSTEM SAVES PYLON WORKER

Posted on 20th July 2009
Workman survives 7m fall from electricity pylon

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FACTORY EXPLOSION REPORT PUBLISHED

Posted on 17th July 2009
Public inquiry concludes loss of nine lives was an ‘avoidable disaster’ 

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CRANE RESCUE DRAMA IN USA

Posted on 16th July 2009
Chattanooga rescue of unwell operator from tower crane

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INQUEST INTO ROOFLIGHT FALL

Posted on 16th July 2009
Coroner hears how fatal fall through roof could have been prevented

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CHILD SAFETY DURING SCHOOL BREAK

Posted on 15th July 2009
Summer site safety warning to children, parents and contractors

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JUST A BIT OF FUN

Posted on 14th July 2009
Rail Safety Case on how to develop land and keep residents safe

This short video clip shows how development can take place very close to a railway line whilst the rail operators and local residents live in total harmony.

Stay with it until the train has gone through and you will see what we mean!


TOWER CRANE NOTIFICATION PROPOSALS

Posted on 13th July 2009
Comments sought on new tower crane notification regulations

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DELHI BRIDGE COLLAPSE SIX DEAD

Posted on 12th July 2009

Collapsed bridge was subject to repairs at time of fatal incident

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TOWER CRANE REGISTER CONSULTATION

Posted on 10th July 2009
Industry body meets to discuss tower crane register consultation

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CONSTRUCTION FATAL INJURY REPORTS MAY 2009

Posted on 10th July 2009
Monthly reports of construction sector fatal injuries May 2009

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NEW PROSECUTION SYSTEM IN SCOTLAND

Posted on 10th July 2009
Specialist prosecutors will on work-related accidents and fatalities

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RESPONSES TO THE FATALITIES REPORT

Posted on 9th July 2009
Industry and unions respond to Govt report into construction deaths

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES REPORT PUBLISHED

Posted on 8th July 2009
Inquiry calls for new Building Control, Director and Gangmaster laws

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FATALITIES REPORT IMMINENT

Posted on 7th July 2009
Publication of Government report on construction fatalities imminent

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MANAGING ASBESTOS GUIDE LAUNCHED

Posted on 3rd July 2009
Online ‘step by step’ guide published on managing asbestos

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SITE SAFETY DURING SCHOOL BREAKS

Posted on 3rd July 2009
HSE issue warning to parents and contractors on child safety

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PLANT HIRE FIRM MOVE ON EXCAVATOR SAFETY

Posted on 1st July 2009
Excavator fleet quick hitches become fully-automatic for hire firm

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USE OF REGULATED SCAFFOLDERS IS WIDENING

Posted on 1st July 2009
NASC members now operating across all construction projects

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