Archive for February 2010

HSE AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY JOINT WORKING

Posted on 26th February 2010
Birmingham developer highlights working together benefits

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INCREASED PAYMENTS FOR MESOTHELIOMA SUFFERERS

Posted on 25th February 2010
More financial help for widespread asbestos related disease

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SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE CRUSHES CARS

Posted on 25th February 2010
Contractor fined after failing to tie windy location scaffold

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GATE DESIGN CONTRIBUTED TO CHILD DEATH

Posted on 25th February 2010
Safety Notice for designers after boy crushed by powered gates

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DUCTWORK INSTALLATION LED TO FRAGILE ROOF FALL

Posted on 25th February 2010
Workman falls through roof on way to work area

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ROOFING CONTRACTOR FAILED TO PLAN WORK

Posted on 24th February 2010
Small contractor fined after dangers spotted by HSE Inspector

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HIGHER PERSPECTIVE ON LOWER FALLS

Posted on 23rd February 2010
Barney Green of Higher Safety takes a look at ‘low falls’

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TOWER CRANE REGISTER IMMINENT

Posted on 23rd February 2010
New laws on tower cranes laid before Parliament

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WARNING ISSUED ON LARGE SHEET STONE SLABS

Posted on 23rd February 2010
HSE warns of risk from sheet stone after six deaths in five years

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DEVELOPER FAILED ON BASIC DUTIES

Posted on 23rd February 2010
Bradford property developer fined for serious safety failings

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BABY CRITICAL AFTER LAMPOST FALL

Posted on 23rd February 2010
Street works reported in progress in the area of accident

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TIPPER STRUCK OVERHEAD POWER LINE

Posted on 23rd February 2010
High voltage strike ‘fried’ mechanics of tipper truck

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CONSTRUCTION STUDENTS GET THE MESSAGE

Posted on 23rd February 2010
Industry leaders and HSE seek to up student safety awareness

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PROPERTY DEVELOPER AND CONTRACTOR FINED

Posted on 19th February 2010
Prosecutions and fines follow unexplained site death

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CHALLENGE OF CHANGING BEHAVIOUR

Posted on 19th February 2010
Behaviour Change: Improving Health and Safety Performance

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SLIP RESISTANT FOOTWEAR

Posted on 18th February 2010
Research provides information on slip resistance of footwear

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HSE AND BUILDING CONTROL WORKING TOGETHER

Posted on 18th February 2010
Event for Building Control professionals aims to raise safety standards

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STOLEN VAN CAUSES HIGHWAY WORKER DEATH

Posted on 18th February 2010
Contractor dies as vehicle hits barrier and bursts into flames

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HSE PREVENTIVE ENFORCEMENT RISING

Posted on 17th February 2010
Firms urged to act as issue of enforcement notices rises in 2009

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 17th February 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to register

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SCAFFOLD TAMPERING CAUSES WALKOUT

Posted on 17th February 2010
Power plant workers lay down tools over scaffold safety

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FATAL ACCIDENT INQUIRY

Posted on 17th February 2010
Builder death from exploding canister remains mystery

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SILICA DUST IS AIRED

Posted on 17th February 2010
Workforce warned of danger in cutting stone, concrete or masonry

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PASMA WARNS OF LOW FALLS RISK

Posted on 17th February 2010
Trade association publishes new information DVD/CD on low falls

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COMPANY FAILED TO CONTROL REVERSING VEHICLES

Posted on 15th February 2010
Lorry reversing struck and seriously injured construction worker

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ILL-INFORMED DECISION ENDS IN TRAGEDY

Posted on 12th February 2010
Demolition contractors fined after falling prop fatality

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FALLING WALL CAUSED DEATH OF BUILDER

Posted on 12th February 2010
Inquest hears how trench may have compromised wall stability

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WORKER DIED AFTER EXCAVATOR ACCIDENT

Posted on 12th February 2010
Council and driver fined after one-way system ignored in depot

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DEATH AT WORK SENTENCING GUIDE PUBLISHED

Posted on 11th February 2010
Corporate manslaughter fines start at £500k and H&S at £100k

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TWO FALLING LOAD FATALITIES IN ONE WEEK

Posted on 11th February 2010
Second workman dies as a result of a falling load on southern site

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HOPE FOR THOSE SUFFERING WORKPLACE ILL-HEALTH

Posted on 10th February 2010
Government plans system to track down insurance policies

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CLIENT PROSECUTION FOLLOWS FRAGILE ROOF FALL

Posted on 10th February 2010
Client failed to manage project and check competence of contractors

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 10th February 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to register

There were 3 records relating to 2 construction sector prosecutions added to the HSE Register during week ending 12th February 2010. 

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FATALITY CAUSED BY LOAD FALLING FROM CRANE

Posted on 9th February 2010
Workman dies on Hampshire Rose Bowl cricket ground project

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TOWER CRANE SAFETY

Posted on 9th February 2010
New DVD aims to improve safety during tower crane climbing

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CONSTRUCTION FATAL INJURY REPORTS DEC 2009

Posted on 9th February 2010
Monthly reports of construction sector fatal injuries December 2009

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LIFE-CHANGING INJURIES AFTER FRAGILE ROOF FALL

Posted on 8th February 2010
Minimal fine imposed following 7m fall caused by lack of precautions
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NEW POWER PLANT EXPLOSION

Posted on 8th February 2010
At least five die as power plant testing ends in tragedy

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AIRBORNE SILICA CAUSED LUNG DAMAGE

Posted on 5th February 2010
Failure to control silica dust exposure prompts hefty fine

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DRIVER AND ROAD WORKER SAFETY

Posted on 5th February 2010
Highways Agency urges drivers to “Respect Our Road Workers”

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EXCAVATOR QUICK HITCH GUIDANCE

Posted on 4th February 2010
Industry body issues Guide to excavator quick hitch safety

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MOBILE ELEVATING PLATFORM OVERTURN

Posted on 3rd February 2010
MEWP toppled as concealed manhole cover failed under load

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EXCAVATOR BUCKET FALL FATALITY

Posted on 3rd February 2010
Inquest into DLR excavator death delivers ‘accidental’ verdict

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 3rd February 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to register

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DIRECTOR HEALTH AND SAFETY DUTIES

Posted on 3rd February 2010
MP introduces 10 minute rule Bill to enhance director duties

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CRANES IN THE UAE

Posted on 2nd February 2010
Dubai crane skyline changes as construction projects stall

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NEW PHASE OF SHATTERED LIVES CAMPAIGN

Posted on 1st February 2010
HSE work at height access equipment Toolkit released

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