Archive for May 2010

SCAFFOLDING SAFETY STANDARDS UPDATE

Posted on 29th May 2010
Updated NASC scaffold falls prevention standard available later in 2010

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COLLAPSE OF WALL AND FALL FROM SCAFFOLD

Posted on 29th May 2010
Workman seriously injured and disaster narrowly avoided in one town

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INQUEST HEARS HOW BUILDER STRUCK BY WALL

Posted on 28th May 2010
Builder died during demolition of old cob-walled barn

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RESIDENTS FEARFUL AFTER SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE

Posted on 28th May 2010
Van crushed as scaffold collapses on Hertfordshire housing estate

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NORTH EAST WORKING WELL TOGETHER GROUP LAUNCHED

Posted on 28th May 2010
Launch of new construction safety group builds big support

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CHERRYPICKER OPERATOR ELECTROCUTED

Posted on 27th May 2010
Workman dies during construction of ‘large shed’ on farm

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HSE EXPLAINS THE REFURBISHMENT PROBLEM

Posted on 27th May 2010
Podcast and transcript of interview with HSE Construction Head

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 26 MAY 2010

Posted on 26th May 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to HSE register

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PLUMBER FINED FOR CARRYING OUT ‘BOGUS GAS FITTING’

Posted on 25th May 2010
Illegal work on gas boilers by unregistered fitter ends in court sentence

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FREE EVENT FOR REFURB AND DEMO CONTRACTORS

Posted on 25th May 2010
Keeping workers safe on refurbishment and demolition jobs

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COMMUNICATION MIX-UP LED TO FATAL CRUSHING

Posted on 25th May 2010
Waste management firm to pay over £1/4m after mobile plant fatality

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NEW HSE CONSTRUCTION WEBSITE GOES LIVE

Posted on 24th May 2010
Construction mini-site updated in style and content

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LIFTING OPERATION FATALITY CONFIRMS RISING FINES

Posted on 23rd May 2010
Freight company pays £350,000 following death during unloading glass

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CONTRACTOR FAILED TO PLAN MANAGE AND MONITOR

Posted on 21st May 2010
Workman suffers serious injury as wall collapses in wind

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CLIENT FAILED TO CHECK CONTRACTOR COMPETENCE

Posted on 19th May 2010
Contractor and client prosecuted after workman falls 7m through roof

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH ADVICE LINES NOW OPEN

Posted on 19th May 2010
Government launches pilot occupational health advice lines

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REDUCING MSD RISK DURING MANHOLE COVER LIFTING

Posted on 19th May 2010
Novel range of solutions available for a widespread manual handling issue

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 19th May 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to HSE register

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CONSTRUCTION SITES FAIL INSPECTION TEST

Posted on 18th May 2010
Almost 40% of East Midlands sites below par during intensive inspection

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WORKMAN FATALLY INJURED BY FALLING STEEL BEAM

Posted on 17th May 2010
Unloading steel from vehicle in Sheffield city centre ends in tragedy

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CONSTRUCTION DEATHS SET TO FALL FOR THIRD YEAR

Posted on 17th May 2010
Fatal injuries during construction work at lowest level on record for 2009/10

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CLIENTS FINED AS CDM-C AFTER FAILURE TO APPOINT

Posted on 16th May 2010
Injury revealed failure to make CDM appointments and notification

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CONSULTING ENGINEERS PROSECUTED

Posted on 16th May 2010
Designer and contractor failed to spot basic error causing building collapse

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 12th May 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to register

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PERMIT TO WORK SYSTEM FAILED TO SECURE SAFETY

Posted on 12th May 2010
Failure to isolate compressed air system causes injury on Power Station site

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NEW GOVERNMENT APPROACH TO HEALTH AND SAFETY

Posted on 12th May 2010
What can be expected during the next parliament?

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CONSTRUCTION FATAL INJURY REPORTS MAR 2010

Posted on 12th May 2010
Monthly reports of construction sector fatal injuries March 2010

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INQUEST CONSIDERS PLANNING AND SITE SUPERVISION

Posted on 11th May 2010
Coroner calls for fragile roof risk ‘at some stage to be taken seriously’

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JUST A BIT OF FUN

Posted on 11th May 2010
Bull fighting risk assessment reveals new hazard

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CLIENT JOINTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR WINDOW CLEANER SAFETY

Posted on 11th May 2010
Building owner fined following fall of cleaning contractor employee

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ROOFING COMPANIES COME UNDER PRESSURE

Posted on 11th May 2010
HSE fear firms deliberately cutting costs by not using scaffolding

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REVERSING LORRY FATALITY

Posted on 11th May 2010
Young site worker hit by reversing lorry carrying scaffolding

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LADDER ASSOCIATION PUBLISH NEW CODE

Posted on 11th May 2010
Leading ladder trade body code on using ladders sensibly and safely

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WORKING WELL TOGETHER CAMPAIGN

Posted on 11th May 2010
Free construction health and safety awareness day in the East

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NEW GUIDANCE ON MANAGING ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 11th May 2010
Asbestos surveyor competence comes under HSE scrutiny

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DIRECTOR FINED AND DISQUALIFIED AFTER FALL

Posted on 11th May 2010
Racking installation fall leaves workman in paralysed and in wheelchair

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Posted on 5th May 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to HSE register

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PREVENTING THE COLLAPSE OF SCAFFOLDS

Posted on 5th May 2010
Useful website provides source of guidance on securing scaffolds

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ANTI-VIBRATION GLOVES RESEARCH PUBLISHED

Posted on 4th May 2010
Gloves ‘cannot be relied upon’ to reduce an operator exposure

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