Archive for July 2010

ACCESS INDUSTRY FORUM RESPONDS TO H&S REVIEW

Posted on 31st July 2010
AIF calls for Lord Young to focus on training, competence and accreditation

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POTTERS BAR RAIL CRASH INQUESTS CONCLUDED

Posted on 30th July 2010
Points failure was caused by poor track inspection and maintenance

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INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION SAFETY COMPETENCE

Posted on 26th July 2010
Major engineering firms launch competence assessment tool for non-UK market

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CLIENT COMMISSIONED RESEARCH USED TO SAVAGE CDM 2007

Posted on 22nd July 2010
Report alleges CDM Regulations increase costs with no impact on safety

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REPORT ON TOWER CRANE INCIDENTS WORLDWIDE

Posted on 22nd July 2010
Erection, dismantling and climbing account for 1/3 of tower crane incidents

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ADVANCED GUARDRAIL FALL OUT MOVES TO HIGH COURT

Posted on 21st July 2010
Proceedings commenced alleging infringement of intellectual property rights

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REVISED GUIDANCE ON RESPIRATOR FACE FITTING

Posted on 20th July 2010
HSE Inspectors to take action where RPE face fit testing inadequate

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CONSTRUCTION SITES FAIL INSPECTION TEST

Posted on 20th July 2010
Work stopped at a fifth of West Midlands construction sites

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OPPORTUNITY FOR CLIENTS, DESIGNERS AND CONTRACTORS

Posted on 20th July 2010
Euro ‘safer maintenance’ award presents challenge for all CDM dutyholders 

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LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC VILLAGE FALL ACCIDENT

Posted on 20th July 2010
Work suspended after scaffolder injured in fall from height

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UK CIVILS SECTOR EXCEEDS INJURY REDUCTION TARGET

Posted on 20th July 2010
Industry body reports continuing reductions in member accidents

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HSE SAFETY NOTICE: AVOIDING MEWP CRUSHING/TRAPPING

Posted on 16th July 2010
Warning to MEWP suppliers and users as new industry guidance published

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NEW INDUSTRY GUIDANCE PUBLISHED ON MEWP SAFETY

Posted on 16th July 2010
Guidance aims to reduce the risk of MEWP trapping and crushing injuries

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REVIEW OF HEALTH AND SAFETY UNION RESPONSE

Posted on 15th July 2010
Trades Union Congress publish response to Lord Young review of safety

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HSE SAFETY NOTICE: WORKING NEAR LAMP COLUMNS

Posted on 15th July 2010
Child death following column fall prompts warning and call for action 

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SCAFFOLDER FALLS FROM HEIGHT IN DECLINE

Posted on 13th July 2010
NASC report shows 30% reduction in falls from height amomg member firms

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CONSTRUCTION FATAL INJURY REPORTS MAY 2010/11

Posted on 13th July 2010
Monthly overview of UK construction project fatal injuries May 2010

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TELEHANDLER VISIBILITY GUIDANCE PUBLISHED

Posted on 9th July 2010
Driver vision and vehicle / pedestrian segregation key to telehandler safety    

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MAJOR INCIDENT POTENTIAL ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Posted on 9th July 2010
Industry body to take forward research findings on disaster potential 

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HSE LAUNCH OLYMPICS LEARNING LEGACY WEBSITE

Posted on 8th July 2010
London 2012 construction projects found to be ‘managed very well’

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HSE SAFETY ALERT: STACKING BOARDS SAFELY

Posted on 7th July 2010
Alert issued following stacked boards collapse fatal incidents

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REDUCING RISK IN MANUAL HANDLING OF PLASTERBOARD

Posted on 7th July 2010
Manual handling aids reduce risk but industry reluctant to adopt devices

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SCAFFOLDING STANDARDS UPDATE

Posted on 2nd July 2010
HSE announce European scaffold performance test to replace British Standard 

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ACTION ON MESOTHELIOMA DAY

Posted on 2nd July 2010
British Lung Foundation raise awareness of incurable asbestos related cancer

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