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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HSE EXPLAINS THE REFURBISHMENT PROBLEM

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

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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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NEW HSE CONSTRUCTION WEBSITE GOES LIVE

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

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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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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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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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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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ROOFING COMPANIES COME UNDER PRESSURE

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