Archive for April 2010

BURDEN OF WORK RELATED CANCER ESTIMATED

Posted on 29th April 2010
Construction accounts for 56% of male ‘cancer registrations’

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WORKMAN INJURED DURING CRANE LIFT

Posted on 29th April 2010
Steel beams slip from chains causing serious injury to slinger

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NEW BUILD FARM BUILDING ROOF FALL

Posted on 28th April 2010
Lack of edge protection and system of work caused fall

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JUST A BIT OF FUN

Posted on 28th April 2010
Redundant chimney demolished in half controlled manner!

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 28th April 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to HSE register

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PRE-CAST CONCRETE PANEL FATALITY

Posted on 28th April 2010
Workman crushed during unsafe lifting operation with telehandler

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INTERNATIONAL WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY (IWMD)

Posted on 28th April 2010
IWMD remembers those whom have died at work

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MAJOR WATER COMPANY FACE DOUBLE PROSECUTION

Posted on 27th April 2010
Fall uncovers machinery guarding failures by water company

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HSE INSPECTORS TO TARGET BUILDING MAINTENANCE

Posted on 26th April 2010
Euro Campaign opportunity to test client building maintenance/repair

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DIRECTORS FINED FOLLOWING SLAB DEATH

Posted on 24th April 2010
Fatality prompts Section 37 prosecution of two directors

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ACCESS INDUSTRY FORUM (AIF)

Posted on 24th April 2010
AIF brochure promotes safe and proper use of access equipment

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INDUSTRIAL ROOF FALL

Posted on 22nd April 2010

Engineering Services firm fined after worker suffers serious back injuries

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REFURB FIRM FINED AFTER ASBESTOS SCARE

Posted on 22nd April 2010

Refurbishment work triggered country club asbestos fears

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 22nd April 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to HSE register

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DIRECTOR FINED AFTER FACTORY ROOF FALL

Posted on 21st April 2010
Fall through factory roof lands company director in dock

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HOMES BUILDER FAILED ON BASICS

Posted on 21st April 2010
Insecure site and lack of basic workforce welfare punished in court

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MEMBER OF PUBLIC CRUSHED BY LOADER

Posted on 19th April 2010
Bucks waste company fined £280,000 following site vehicle death

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GUEST ARTICLE: COMPLIANT SCAFFOLD DESIGN

Posted on 19th April 2010
Scaffold planning and selection issues under spotlight

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FALL DURING INDUSTRIAL ROOFWORK

Posted on 19th April 2010
Company failures repeated one month after workman injured

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FATHER PROSECUTED FOR PUTTING SON AT RISK

Posted on 19th April 2010
Demo contractor fined after son worked on roof without scaffolding

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TOWER CRANE NOTIFICATION REGISTER WEBSITE

Posted on 16th April 2010
HSE explain how information on tower crane register will accessed by public

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HSE EXPLOSION EVIDENCE PUBLISHED

Posted on 16th April 2010
Oil Depot explosion prosecution evidence made public

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 16th April 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to register

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MAJOR PLANT HIRE COMPANY PROSECUTED

Posted on 14th April 2010
Heavy fine imposed after fatal fall from stacked site accomodation units

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WORKING WELL TOGETHER (WWT) EVENT

Posted on 13th April 2010
North East construction industry organises awareness event

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LORRY LOADING LED TO FATAL CRUSHING

Posted on 13th April 2010
Load slipped during loading by crane releasing three tonnes of steel

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TIPPER TRUCK STRUCK OVERHEAD POWERLINE

Posted on 13th April 2010
Tyres exploded and life of lorry driver at risk in powerline incident

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INQUEST HEARS OF DIRECTOR ROOF FALL

Posted on 13th April 2010
Director of building leasing company died during roof repairs

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MOBILE ELEVATING WORK PLATFORM FATALITY

Posted on 13th April 2010
Workman falls from cherry picker during bridge inspection

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FATAL FALL THROUGH HANGER ROOF

Posted on 13th April 2010
Contractor fell to his death during dismantling of hangar roof at airport

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HSE TO START RECRUITMENT OF NEW INSPECTORS

Posted on 12th April 2010
Construction industry likely to be priority for new HSE Inspectors

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CDM-C AND ACCESS BODIES FORM STRATEGIC ALLIANCE

Posted on 12th April 2010
Organisations combine on work at height best practice and competency

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BUILDING AND SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE IN TOWN CENTRE

Posted on 7th April 2010
Public escape injury as collapse occurs on busy Swindon thoroughfare

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TOWER CRANE NOTIFICATION IN FORCE

Posted on 7th April 2010
New law requires notification of tower cranes on construction sites

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 7th April 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to register

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TV DOCUMENTARY FOOTAGE AIDS CONVICTION

Posted on 6th April 2010
Firm fined £1/4m after poor managements leads to scaffold fall death

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CONSTRUCTION FATAL INJURY REPORTS FEB 2010

Posted on 6th April 2010
Monthly reports of construction sector fatal injuries February 2010 

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HSE PUBLISH NEW BUSINESS PLAN 2010-2011

Posted on 6th April 2010
Construction sector a top priority in the new HSE business plan

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SAFER DESIGN ‘SO FAR AS IS REASONABLY PRACTICABLE’

Posted on 3rd April 2010
Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) publish ‘sfarp’ guidance note

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REFURB AND ROOFING FIRMS FAIL SAFETY TEST

Posted on 2nd April 2010
Unsafe work at height and poor order prompt huge HSE enforcement

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HSE “DO YOUR BIT” WORKER INVOLVEMENT INITIATIVE

Posted on 1st April 2010
Health and safety minister sees employees play their part

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