Archive for January 2010

LADDER FALL DEATH AND PROSECUTION

Posted on 29th January 2010
House building company fined after ladder fall fatality

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TWO DIE IN SCOTTISH RAIL BRIDGE FALLS

Posted on 28th January 2010
Construction workers suffer fatal falls from Forth and Tay bridges

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WORKPLACE DEATHS TO BE COMMEMORATED

Posted on 28th January 2010
UK to officially recognise Workers Memorial Day in 2010

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TOWER CRANE REGISTER

Posted on 28th January 2010
HSE publish guidance on tower crane notification regulations

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DRIVING FOR WORK

Posted on 28th January 2010
Location signs to help drivers during breakdown on the M50

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DESIGNER CONSTRUCTION RISK EDUCATION

Posted on 27th January 2010
Research seeks ways to improve risk avoidance through design

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POOR SITE STANDARDS END IN COURT

Posted on 27th January 2010
Contractor fined after failure to heed warnings and poor conditions

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CLIENT CDM 2007 PROSECUTION

Posted on 27th January 2010
Failure to appoint and manage led to CDM breaches and asbestos risk

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 27th January 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to register

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RESEARCH ON STEEL FIXER MSD RISK & CONTROL

Posted on 26th January 2010
Use of power rebar tieing tools endorsed by NIOSH researchers

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JUST A BIT OF FUN

Posted on 25th January 2010
Wrecking ball strikes people carrier on busy street… or does it?

We have been sent a short video that appears to show an incident in which a wrecking ball strikes and overturns a vehicle on a busy street.

The video looks genuine, but is it? Further enquiries suggest it is part of an upcoming movie!


THE ABC&D OF CLIENT CDM DUTIES

Posted on 23rd January 2010
CDM clients must wake up and smell the coffee in 2010

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HSE SAFETY BULLETINS

Posted on 22nd January 2010
Sharing information on incidents and accidents for learning

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LOAD SAFETY SPOT CHECKS

Posted on 21st January 2010
HSE and Police in NW seek out unsafe loads on the road

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 21st January 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to register

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BEAM FROM CRANE CRASHES THROUGH ROOF

Posted on 21st January 2010
Public narrowly avoid serious injury as lifting operation goes wrong

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SMALLER BUILDER DEATH TOLL CONTINUES

Posted on 21st January 2010
Roof fatality highlights rise in proportion of deaths on small sites

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EIGHT DIE IN CHINA SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE

Posted on 21st January 2010
Scaffold collapses at cement works causing multiple fatalities

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JOINED-UP SUPPLY CHAIN SUCCESS STORY

Posted on 19th January 2010
NASC members and Contractor working together deliver on safety

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BUILDING COLLAPSE IN SCOTLAND

Posted on 19th January 2010
Workmen hospitalised following building collapse in Airdrie

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‘FACE THE FACTS’ ON CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

Posted on 19th January 2010
Fatalities Inquiry Chair speaks out on construction deaths

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NEW YORK CONSTRUCTION DEATHS TUMBLE IN 2009

Posted on 19th January 2010
‘Big Apple’ building fatalities fall by 80% in twelve months

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HSE CHAIR SPEAKS OUT ON RISK

Posted on 19th January 2010
Radio interview aims to dispel health and safety myths

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EXCAVATOR FATALITY AND PROSECUTION

Posted on 15th January 2010
Young workman died after being crushed by mini excavator

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THE ADC&D OF CDM DESIGNER DUTIES

Posted on 13th January 2010
Justice, Certainty, Process and Substance

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 13th January 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to register

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CONSTRUCTION FATAL INJURY REPORTS NOV 2009

Posted on 13th January 2010
Monthly reports of construction sector fatal injuries November 2009

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CDM EVENTS FOR DESIGNERS

Posted on 12th January 2010
Designer Awareness Days run by the industry for the industry

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CLIENT FINED AFTER STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE

Posted on 12th January 2010
Collapse of East London Building puts client in court

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MAJOR RETAILER FACES ASBESTOS CHARGES

Posted on 12th January 2010
M&S and four contractors prosecuted for refurb asbestos exposure

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TRAINEE ENGINEER ELECTROCUTED

Posted on 12th January 2010
Company fined after pole held by young surveyor touches power line

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DESIGNING FOR LOW NOISE AND VIBRATION

Posted on 12th January 2010
Low noise and vibration equipment for European markets

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TOWER CRANE SAFETY

Posted on 11th January 2010
Dutch company fits cameras to tower crane fleet

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RECESSION HALTS MAJOR EXHIBITION

Posted on 11th January 2010
Current economic climate prompts postponement of SED 2010

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NO ROOM FOR COMPLACENCY AT OLYMPICS

Posted on 9th January 2010
ODA Chair warns of challenge to maintain safety standards

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HOMES DEVELOPER FINED FOR DANGEROUS SCAFFOLD

Posted on 8th January 2010
Routine HSE inspection ends in £10k fine for builder

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UNTRAINED UNAUTHORISED AND UNSAFE

Posted on 7th January 2010
Telehandler driven by untrained driver overturns lifting trusses

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FOUR DIE IN CANADIAN PLATFORM COLLAPSE

Posted on 7th January 2010
Alert issued after “worst industrial accident in 50 years “
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IMPACT OF RECESSION ON CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

Posted on 7th January 2010
Report suggests recession is putting construction safety in peril

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150 FLEE TIMBER FRAME FIRE

Posted on 6th January 2010
Fire destroys partially constructed London timber frame flats

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FALL DURING TIMBER FRAME ERECTION

Posted on 6th January 2010
Erector seriously injured after 5m fall into unprotected stairwell

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 6th January 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to register

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EXCAVATION DEATH INQUEST

Posted on 6th January 2010
Young workman died when 2m excavation collapsed without warning

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SAFER DRIVING FOR WORK

Posted on 4th January 2010
Campaign warns drivers of the consequences of speeding

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LIFTING OPERATION INJURES WORKMAN

Posted on 4th January 2010
Workman paralysed after refinery lifting operations goes wrong

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