Archive for June 2010

DEVELOPER AND DIRECTORS PROSECUTED UNDER CDM

Posted on 30th June 2010
Member of public fell to his death on unsecured construction site

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CHILD FATALLY INJURED BY ELECTRIC GATE

Posted on 30th June 2010
Six year old died after becoming trapped on development under construction 

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CONSTRUCTION DEATHS FALL FOR THIRD YEAR

Posted on 30th June 2010
Number and rate of construction fatalities at further all time lows

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 30 JUNE 2010

Posted on 30th June 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to HSE register

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UNION CALLS FOR TOUGHER DIRECTOR DUTIES

Posted on 30th June 2010
UCATT says HSE report shows “self-regulation simply does not work”

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ROADWORKS FATALITY POLICE APPEAL

Posted on 29th June 2010
Young road worker suffers fatal injuries on A1

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HAVOC AFTER DUMPER KEYS LEFT IN VEHICLE

Posted on 29th June 2010
Construction dumper joyride highlights security requirements 

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SCAFFOLD FALL ON SOUTH COAST SITE

Posted on 29th June 2010
Workman reported to have suffered neck and spinal injuries

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INQUEST JURY SHOWN CCTV FOOTAGE

Posted on 29th June 2010
Coroners inquest considers fatal fall of concrete slab on building site

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EXCAVATION POSED RISK TO CHILDREN

Posted on 28th June 2010
Developer fined after failing to act on formal warnings

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IMPROVING CONSTRUCTION SAFETY IN SCOTLAND

Posted on 28th June 2010
Scottish House Builders Health and Safety Forum Awareness Day

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HEALTH SURVEILLANCE DEVELOPMENTS

Posted on 28th June 2010
Workshop proceedings on health surveillance published

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DIRECTOR LEADERSHIP RESEARCH PUBLISHED

Posted on 25th June 2010
Evaluation of leadership suggests pressure for legal duties will remain

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SMALLER BUILDER FACES LARGER FINE

Posted on 25th June 2010
HSE inspection revealed risk of people and materials falling from height

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GOVERNMENT HEALTH SAFETY REVIEW POSTSCRIPT

Posted on 24th June 2010
Lord Young believes H&S “problem of perception not reality”

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HSE TOWER CRANE SAFETY ALERT 24 JUNE 2010

Posted on 24th June 2010
Manufacturing defect identified in certain tower crane mast spigots

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED AND FINED

Posted on 24th June 2010
Workman loses foot following unsafe piling operations at excavation

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BUILDING PRODUCTS MANUFACTURER FINED

Posted on 24th June 2010
Workman died crushed between concrete blocks and metal platform

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UK CONTACTORS GROUP MEMBERSHIP EXPANDS

Posted on 24th June 2010
Industry specialist organisations join forces with major contractors

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 23 JUNE 2010

Posted on 23rd June 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to HSE register

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PROCUREMENT PRACTICE IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Posted on 22nd June 2010
Local Authorities to come under spotlight as CDM 2007 construction clients

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HIGH RISE RESCUE OF WINDOW CLEANERS

Posted on 22nd June 2010
Suspended platform incident leaves US cleaners stranded

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LADDER PLATFORM SAFETY INNOVATION

Posted on 22nd June 2010
Innovative solution to working at height from a ladder

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR FINED AFTER FRAGILE FALL

Posted on 22nd June 2010
Timber mill client prosecuted with roofing contractor after rooflight fall

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FIRM FAILED TO MANAGE MOBILE PLANT RISK

Posted on 21st June 2010
Recycling worker loses leg in shovel loader incident

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ELECTRICIAN DIED AFTER MOBILE PLATFORM FALL

Posted on 18th June 2010
Investigation found training and assessment failings led to fatal fall

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE JUNE 16th 2010

Posted on 18th June 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to HSE register

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CRANES OVERSAILING NEIGHBOURING LAND ISSUES

Posted on 18th June 2010
Rights to oversailing land with cranes is far from plain sailing

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NYC CRANES OFFICIAL TOOK BRIBES

Posted on 18th June 2010
New York City official jailed after falsifying certificates and taking bribes

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FALLING CONCRETE BLOCK HITS MOTHER AND SON

Posted on 17th June 2010
Block falls causing injury during lifting operation with crane on homes site

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DEATH BY DANGEROUS DRIVING AFTER HIGHWAY DEATH

Posted on 17th June 2010
Young driver charged with causing death of highways worker

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NEW SPECIALIST SAFETY NET RIGGER QUALIFICATION

Posted on 16th June 2010
FASET launch new course on rigging safety nets from open steelwork

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ANALYSING THE ROOT CAUSE OF INCIDENTS

Posted on 16th June 2010
NRI issue ‘Graphical Model’ to simplify and improve investigation tool

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ACCESS INDUSTRY PRESENTATIONS

Posted on 16th June 2010
AIF publish working at height seminar videos online

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HSE PLANS FOR CONSTRUCTION 2010-2011

Posted on 15th June 2010
Regulator reveals priority issues and audiences for the coming year

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CONSTRUCTION FATAL INJURY REPORTS APRIL 2010/11

Posted on 14th June 2010
Monthly reports of UK construction sector project fatal injuries April 2010

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GAS FITTER FINE FOR PUTTING LIVES AT RISK

Posted on 14th June 2010
High levels of carbon monoxide costs fitter over £50,000

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GOVERNMENT TO REVIEW OF HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW

Posted on 14th June 2010
David Cameron announces review of how health and safety law operates

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HSE INSPECTION INITIATIVE

Posted on 11th June 2010
‘Crack down’ on dangerous construction sites

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NATIONAL MEN’S HEALTH WEEK HIGHLIGHTS CONSTRUCTION

Posted on 11th June 2010
Back pain, skin and breathing problems, noise and stress…

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EXCAVATORS USED FOR LIFTING OPERATIONS

Posted on 11th June 2010
Guidance on using excavators as cranes from two authoritative sources

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LONDON CONSTRUCTION DEATHS INITIATIVE

Posted on 10th June 2010
White van safety roadshow tour to help raise awareness

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 9 JUNE 2010

Posted on 9th June 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to HSE register

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INDUSTRY BODY REVIEWS ACCESS TOWER STANDARDS

Posted on 8th June 2010
PASMA undertakes fundamental review of tower assembly methods

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HSE FOCUS ON SELF-EMPLOYED CONTRACTORS

Posted on 8th June 2010
Self-employed roofing contractors prosecuted and fined for unsafe working

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DANGEROUS CONDITIONS HALT SITE WORK

Posted on 7th June 2010
Work brought to a stop on several North East construction sites

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LIFT ENGINEER FATALLY INJURED

Posted on 7th June 2010
Damaged cable caused fatal uncovenanted movement of lift

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DUTY TO MANAGE ASBESTOS BREACHED

Posted on 7th June 2010
Firm fined after maintenance workers faced potential asbestos exposure

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HSE AWARENESS EVENT FOR SCOTTISH BUILDERS

Posted on 7th June 2010
Aberdeen event to provide practical advice on reducing construction risks

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR FINED FOR UNSAFE ASBESTOS WORK

Posted on 7th June 2010
Family left exposed to asbestos fibres for three days before action taken

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SILICA RISK DURING CONCRETE CUTTING

Posted on 7th June 2010
Guidance to Inspectors illustrates risk, precautions and enforcement policy

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ASBESTOS RISK ON HOMES DEVELOPMENT

Posted on 7th June 2010
Cornwall development company fined for survey failings

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SECURITY FIRM FINED OVER GUARD DEATH

Posted on 7th June 2010
Construction site security guard died of carbon monoxide poisoning

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GOVERNMENT TO CURB ‘EXCESSIVE REGULATION’

Posted on 2nd June 2010
Challenge group will consult US ‘Nudge Theory’ economist

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INJURED CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED AND FINED

Posted on 2nd June 2010
Contractor prosecuted after injury to himself and co-worker

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THREE DIE DURING DEFUSING OF BOMB

Posted on 2nd June 2010
World War II bomb kills three on German construction site

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 2 JUNE 2010

Posted on 2nd June 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to HSE register

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PREMIER LEAGUE CLUB PROSECUTED AFTER FALL

Posted on 1st June 2010
Club, contractor and director fined after workman falls 3m through roof

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POTTERS BAR RAIL CRASH INQUEST OPENS

Posted on 1st June 2010
Regulator investigation ‘open’ until the Coroner’s inquest concluded

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