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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LOADER OVERTURNS DURING TRAINING SESSION

Posted on 31st July 2010
Quarry firm fined after worker plunges over edge in 30-tonne wheel loader

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BUILDER FAILED TO HEED ASBESTOS WARNING

Posted on 31st July 2010
Firm carried out unlicensed asbestos removal work despite being warned

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REVERSING VAN FATALITY AT CINEMA SITE

Posted on 31st July 2010
Police appeal for witnesses to death of workman struck by reversing van

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ROOF REFURBISHMENT FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT FATALITY

Posted on 31st July 2010
Young workman plunges to his death through roof during repair work 

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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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ARCHITECT AND CONTRACTOR TOGETHER IN COURT

Posted on 30th July 2010
Project architect and contractor pay over £300k following site death

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DEMOLITION PROJECT PARTNERS PROSECUTED

Posted on 30th July 2010
Horrific injury picture highlights tragic permanent effects of failure

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 28th JULY 2010

Posted on 28th July 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to HSE register

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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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ROAD PAVING OPERATION ENDS IN AMPUTATION

Posted on 26th July 2010
Delivery driver trapped foot whilst standing in for paver operator 

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FAILED INSPECTION PROMPTS PRE-EMPTIVE PROSECUTION

Posted on 22nd July 2010
Firm ignored warnings from safety consultants and HSE Inspectors

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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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POWER CABLE STRIKE CAUSES 1ST DEGREE BURNS

Posted on 22nd July 2010
Workman on fire damage refurb project hits power cable with drill

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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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CRANE OPERATOR IN CHINA SURVIVES FALL OF 300FT

Posted on 21st July 2010
Two die in tower crane collapse as female operator escapes with her life

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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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SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE ON PAVEMENT ENDS IN PROSECUTION

Posted on 21st July 2010
Contactor fined after lengthy scaffold overturns on a public street

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 21 JULY 2010

Posted on 21st July 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to HSE register

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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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SCAFFOLD TOWER FALLS FROM ROOF EDGE

Posted on 20th July 2010
Firefighters struggled to secure collapsed scaffold tower in high winds

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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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SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED

Posted on 16th July 2010
Roofworker seriously injured after scaffold opened like a ‘trapdoor’

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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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STEEPLEJACK FALL FROM CHURCH BELL CHAMBER

Posted on 15th July 2010
Rotten boards failed and workman survived fall of over 6m 

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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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HOUSEBUILDER WARNS OF HOMES SITE RISKS

Posted on 15th July 2010
Barratt Homes highlight hazards to youngsters as holiday looms

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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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EXPERIENCE A FINE FREE PROSECUTION

Posted on 14th July 2010
Courtroom drama for company and director facing safety prosecution

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FRAGILE ROOF FALL CAUSES MULTIPLE INJURIES

Posted on 14th July 2010
Corrugated roof sheet fails under weight of workman refurbishing barn

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 14th JULY 2010

Posted on 14th July 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to HSE register

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DRAMATIC EXCAVATION NEAR MISS IN US

Posted on 13th July 2010
Groundworker avoids death as sides of excavation collapse without warning

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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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CONCRETE EXPLOSION CAUSE AND PRECAUTIONS CONFIRMED

Posted on 9th July 2010
Flammable gas generated by cement reaction with incinerator bottom ash

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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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INDUSTRY RESISTS THE CHALLENGE OF CHASPI

Posted on 7th July 2010
Widespread reluctance to adopt HSE benchmarking system for H&S

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FALLS THROUGH ROOFS CONTINUE TO CAUSE HARM

Posted on 7th July 2010
Roofing company fined after teenage roofer falls through failed roofsheet

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 7th JULY 2010

Posted on 7th July 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to HSE register

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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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POOR DESIGN AND SEGREGATION LED TO FLT INCIDENT

Posted on 6th July 2010
Design issues implicated in reversing fork lift truck accident

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HSE INVESTIGATES SECOND CHILD GATE DEATH

Posted on 6th July 2010
Electrically powered gates involved in two tragic child fatalities

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IRISH CONTRACTOR DEVELOPER PROSECUTED

Posted on 6th July 2010
Rebar fell ‘like arrows’ causing paralysis of workman below

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EXCAVATOR DEATH ON M6 MOTORWAY WORKS

Posted on 5th July 2010
Road worker fatally injured in collision with excavator at Lancs site

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FATALITY DURING FACTORY DISMANTLING OPERATIONS

Posted on 5th July 2010
Young engineer dies in pipework incident at Welsh juice factory

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MAJOR RETAILER FAILED TO CHECK COMPETENCE

Posted on 5th July 2010
Prosecution follows death arising from unsafe roofwork system of work

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FATALITY AT MAJOR CONTRACTOR SITE

Posted on 4th July 2010
Sub-contractor dies in suspected mobile elevating work platform incident

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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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