Archive for March 2010

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 31st March 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to HSE register

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GOVERNMENT RESPONDS TO FATALITIES REPORT

Posted on 30th March 2010
Donaghy report receives long awaited response from Government

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CONVEYOR CLAIMS ARM OF SITE ENGINEER

Posted on 30th March 2010
Major contractor fined after unguarded machine leads to amputation

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HSE ‘WEBLITE’ PUBLICATIONS PROGRAMME FINISHED

Posted on 30th March 2010
Convertion of over 200 publications to web format completed

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BUILDERS EXPERIENCE COURT TRIAL IN SAFETY

Posted on 30th March 2010
Welsh builders took part in mock trial at Cardiff City Stadium

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FRAGILE ROOF FALL HIGHLIGHTS HSE REFURB ‘BLITZ’

Posted on 30th March 2010
Contractor fined after cladding worker plunges through rooflight
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INCREASING CDM COORDINATOR INFLUENCE

Posted on 29th March 2010
CDM Coordinator role is not to second guess design judgements

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FATAL FALL CAUSED BY UNSTABLE CHERRYPICKER

Posted on 25th March 2010
MEWP overturned during lighting erection on Manchester memorial

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DUMPER TRUCK DRIVER DROWNED ON LAKE PROJECT

Posted on 25th March 2010
Contractor failed to take precautions to stop dumper entering lake

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 25th March 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to register

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HISTORY:NEWPORT DOCK DISASTER 1909

Posted on 25th March 2010
Collapse claimed lives of over forty men during dock development

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REVERSING EXCAVATOR CAUSES SERIOUS INJURIES

Posted on 24th March 2010
Building company partners fined after excavator runs over bricklayer

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CLIENT PROSECUTED FOR ALLOWING UNSAFE WORK AT HEIGHT

Posted on 24th March 2010
Building occupier fined after contractors found at risk of 7m fall

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HSE UPDATE MANAGING SAFETY WEBPAGES

Posted on 23rd March 2010
Profiling risk put at the heart of effective safety management

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THIRD DEATH PROMPTS HSE TELEHANDLER WARNING

Posted on 23rd March 2010
Plant operator died after leaning through broken cab window

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COLLAPSE OF ‘MAKESHIFT’ WORK PLATFORM

Posted on 23rd March 2010
Workmen fall into stairwell after collapse of temporary platform

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SITE WELFARE GUIDANCE UPDATE

Posted on 22nd March 2010
Clients and contactors must ensure site welfare meets the standard

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CONSTRUCTION FATAL INJURY REPORTS JAN 2010

Posted on 22nd March 2010
Monthly reports of construction sector fatal injuries January 2010

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YOUNG WORKER INJURED IN CINEMA DEMOLITION

Posted on 18th March 2010
Demolition worker seriously injured in excavator incident

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

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

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DUMPER MANSLAUGHTER TRIAL STARTS

Posted on 17th March 2010
Construction company director denies manslaughter allegation

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LADDER FALL LEAVES PAINTER WITH BRAIN DAMAGE

Posted on 17th March 2010
Directors of decorating firm prosecuted after unexplained fall

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DOMESTIC CLIENT NOT LIABLE FOR INJURY

Posted on 17th March 2010
Court rejects workman fall injury compensation claim on client

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TRAINEE FELL THROUGH STAIRWELL OPENING

Posted on 17th March 2010
Aberdeenshire company fined after apprentice joiner injured in fall

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BEHAVIOUR CHANGE: IMPROVING H&S PERFORMANCE

Posted on 16th March 2010
HSL offer second training day to meet excessive demand for new course

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WORKERS HOSPITALISED AFTER LEAD EXPOSURE

Posted on 16th March 2010
Failure to identify lead paint on renovation project causes health risk

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DANGEROUS ‘BRIDGE’ TO THE COURTROOM

Posted on 16th March 2010
South west hotel developer given short sharp shock for unsafe working

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GREATER MANCHESTER SITES FAIL SAFETY TEST

Posted on 16th March 2010
HSE inspection initiatives finds too many dangerous sites

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HSE SUBSIDISED WORKER TRAINING

Posted on 15th March 2010
Construction sector selected for HSE training initiative

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SCAFFOLD BOARDS SAFETY ALERT

Posted on 15th March 2010
NASC issues Safety Alert concerning defective scaffold board dangers

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MOBILE CRANE OVERTURN

Posted on 12th March 2010
Steelmaker fined after mobile crane defect ends in overturn

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LEADERSHIP AND CULTURE PRAISED ON BBC PROJECT

Posted on 11th March 2010
HSE Chair pays tribute  to mananagement on major construction site

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NEW FREE SAFETY LEAFLETS FOR SMALLER BUILDERS

Posted on 10th March 2010
New safety leaflets for construction site builders now on HSE website

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HSE CONSTRUCTION ENFORCEMENT 2009

Posted on 10th March 2010
Construction sector proactive enforcement rising and prosecutions falling

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SMALL BUILDER PROSECUTED FOR UNSAFE SCAFFOLD

Posted on 10th March 2010
Builder fined after workers on extension put at risk

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

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

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ROOFER FINED AFTER PUBLIC HOUSE VISIT

Posted on 9th March 2010
Merseyside builder fined for putting lives at risk

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NEW YORK TOWER CRANE COLLAPSE UPDATE

Posted on 8th March 2010
Manslaughter charges anticipated after alleged evidence of poor repair

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GROUNDWORKER CHEATS EXCAVATION DEATH

Posted on 8th March 2010
Firm fined after worker trapped for two hours in trench collapse

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH DEVELOPMENTS

Posted on 8th March 2010
‘Fit Notes’ and Health Adviceline to support earlier returns to work

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JUST A BIT OF FUN

Posted on 5th March 2010
If you think construction work is up and down try ferry work!

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WORKMAN ‘BURIED ALIVE’ IN UNSUPPORTED TRENCH

Posted on 5th March 2010
Trapped groundworker rescued by defendant and firefighters

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WELFARE WARNINGS NOT HEEDED

Posted on 5th March 2010
Builder prosecuted after failing to provide adequate welfare facilities

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NEW BLACKLISTING RULES

Posted on 4th March 2010
Blacklisting trades unionists now outlawed under new regulations

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ROADWORKS TUNNEL FATALITY PROSECUTION

Posted on 3rd March 2010
Companies committed to crown court after motorway worker death

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FATAL SCAFFOLD FALL ON HOMES PROJECT

Posted on 3rd March 2010
Workman falls from scaffold whilst barrowing bricks on platform

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HSE LAUNCH MAJOR CRACKDOWN ON DANGEROUS SITES

Posted on 1st March 2010
Intensive inspection initiative launched across UK

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NORTHUMBERLAND LADDER FATALITY

Posted on 1st March 2010
Investigation launched after workman dies following ladder fall

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CUMBRIAN FATAL INJURY MYSTERY

Posted on 1st March 2010
Death on Barrow Docks roads project thought to be work related

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LOADER DRIVER STRUCK BY OWN VEHICLE BUCKET

Posted on 1st March 2010
Water firm fined after faulty safety device put operator in intensive care

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ROAD SURFACING REVERSING TRUCK TRAGEDY

Posted on 1st March 2010
Council and contractor fined after fatal reversing of surfacing truck

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