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    HSE PUBLISH NEW BUSINESS PLAN 2010-2011

    Construction sector a top priority in the new HSE business plan

    HSE has published a Business Plan for 2010/11 setting out the main actions that will be taken to progress the HSE Strategy launched in June 2009.

    The Plan identifies the construction sector as one of the top three priority sectors. 

    HSE construction sector interventions planned 2010-2011

    The following interventions are planned for construction: 

    • Inspection an ongoing programme of construction project inspection;
    • Campaigns – and awareness-raising eg Refurbishment Campaign, Product Safety – Ladder Exchange, S&H Awareness Days;
    • Small Sites Strategy – delivery of strategy and work in partnership, e.g. Working Well Together initiative;
    • Supply Chain – use the supply chain to influence standards – focusing on local authorities as clients for significant refurbishment projects, eg ensuring compliance with OGC guidelines;
    • Partnership Working – work with industry and local authorities, e.g. to incorporate information about accident reporting etc in the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) H&S test and the industry induction; and through the Local Authority Construction Engagement (LACE) to improve the way information on H&S provided to SMEs;
    • Leadership and Engagement – an interactive web-based product (Leadership and Worker Engagement Tool) to enable users to lead, engage and develop their workforce better; and
    • Lessons Learned – identify ways to more effectively promote the lessons from fatal accidents, including online publication of an annual summary of lessons learned.
    Working Well Together Campaign (WWT) retains HSE funding and support

    A major objective of HSE is to help SMEs understand H&S law and meet its requirements as simply as possible. HSE will therefore continue to support and provide funding for the WWT campaign within the construction sector. 

    The aim of the campaign is to improve competence within the industry, particularly SMEs, and will be achieved by providing a range of free or low-cost training events throughout Great Britain. The campaign is a partnership between HSE and a variety of industry stakeholders, ranging from trade unions, large and small construction firms, regional health and safety groups, IOSH, Federation of Master Builders (FMB), Construction Skills and others.

    HSE plan to provide over 40 events offering over 4000 places where health and safety information and advice is provided on a face-to-face basis in 2010/11.

    Small sites to receive a ‘customised approaches’

    Small construction sites account for a “considerable number of health and safety incidents each year”. HSE plan to deliver a significant proactive small sites campaign within the construction sector.

    During 2010/11 the HSE Small Sites Strategy will focus on domestic roof repair work, including manual handling and the provision of welfare facilities during visits to small construction sites. Advisory visits to small sites will provide examples of good practice.

    Latest Construction Health and Safety News

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    Posted on 18th November 2019

    HSE LOOK TO LOCAL AUTHORITIES FOR CDM SUPPORT

    Council Inspectors focus on CDM client duties – asbestos, fragility and RCS

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    Posted on 14th November 2019

    VERBAL WARNING OF DANGER IS NO DEFENCE

    Hand of female worker entangled in modified metal drilling rig

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    Posted on 14th November 2019

    UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE CAUSES 50% BURNS

    Workman seriously injured using hand-held breaker to excavate post holes

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    Posted on 14th November 2019

    HSE WELDING FUME REVISED GUIDANCE PUBLISHED

    New research evidence on cancer link prompts revision on welding fume

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    Posted on 14th November 2019

    VIBRATION MANAGEMENT FAILINGS FINED £600,000

    Vital health surveillance, tool replacement and management found wanting

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    Posted on 14th November 2019

    HSE ENFORCEMENT DATABASE LATEST UPDATE

    hselogo1View current online register of HSE prosecutions and enforcement notices

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    Posted on 31st October 2019

    DEVELOPER AND DIRECTOR PUT PUBLIC AT RISK

    Demolition undertaken without surveys and effective safety precautions

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    Posted on 28th October 2019

    BY-PASSING MACHINE INTERLOCK FINED £1.275 MILLION

    Trapped key safety system failed to prevent access to conveyor danger

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    Posted on 24th October 2019

    HSE LOSES PATIENCE WITH ERRANT CONTRACTOR

    Roofing firm fined £30,000 over failure to manage work at height risks

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    Posted on 24th October 2019

    TRUSS ERECTION LACKED INTERNAL FALL PROTECTION

    Carpenter fell and injured whilst falling with roof truss

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    Posted on 24th October 2019

    WORKMAN FELL HEAD FIRST THROUGH ROOFLIGHT

    Fragile roof dangers not assessed and properly controlled

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    Posted on 24th October 2019

    STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY LATEST NEWSLETTER

    CROSS publishes reports and expert comment on a range of issues

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    Posted on 18th October 2019

    HSE RISK REDUCTION THROUGH DESIGN AWARD

    Regulator seeks to promote hazard avoidance and risk minimisation

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    Posted on 18th October 2019

    CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR FINED OVER ASBESTOS RISK

    Checks for presence of asbestos not undertaken prior to refurbishment

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    Posted on 18th October 2019

    DIRECTOR PROSECUTED AND JAILED AS EMPLOYEE

    Workman fatally injured when crushed between bucket and wall

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    Posted on 18th October 2019

    BUILDING MATERIALS FIRM FINED OVER FATALITY

    Failure to effectively isolated power to machinery caused death of engineer

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    Posted on 10th October 2019

    CUSTOM AND PRACTICE CAUSED EXPLOSION DEATHS

    Electrical accumulator explosion claims the lives of two engineers

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    Posted on 10th October 2019

    REBAR FELL DURING TANDEM FLT LIFTING OP

    Workman seriously injured during improperly planned and executed lift

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    Posted on 10th October 2019

    FIRM FINED AFTER FINGER OF TRAINEE SEVERED

    Young worker injured hand working on unguarded rip saw

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    Posted on 8th October 2019

    WORKMAN FELL THROUGH ROOF OPENING

    Contractor failed to provide collective edge protection or fall arrest

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    Posted on 7th October 2019

    DRIVER UNDER TRAINING CRUSHED BY TELEHANDLER

    Court sentences company director to unpaid work community order

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    Posted on 30th September 2019

    DIRECTOR IN DOCK OVER FRAGILE ROOF RISK

    Roofing contractor and director failed to plan and manage falls risk

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    Posted on 30th September 2019

    HSE START PROJECT HEALTH RISK INTERVENTIONS

    Regulator set to check health risks assessed and controls in place

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    Posted on 30th September 2019

    AIF NATIONAL WORKING AT HEIGHT CONFERENCE

    HSE Construction Head to speak at Access Industry Forum conference

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    Posted on 23rd September 2019
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