Archive for August 2010

CDM 2007 DESIGNER ‘TRAFFIC LIGHT’ GUIDANCE

Posted on 31st August 2010
HSE publish red, amber and green lists for greater safety through design

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DRIVING FOR WORK INNOVATION ON NORTH WEST MOTORWAY

Posted on 31st August 2010
State-of-the-art M6 motorway message signs have been switched on by the HA

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FRAGILE ROOF RISK AGAIN IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Posted on 31st August 2010
Partners prosecuted after boy falls to his death through fragile rooflight

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TELEHANDLER LIFTING OPERATION NOT PROPERLY PLANNED

Posted on 31st August 2010
Falling beam on homebuild project leaves workman in quadriplegic condition

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MOBILE CRANE OVERTURN PUTS OPERATOR IN HOSPITAL

Posted on 26th August 2010
Lifting steelwork on new office project ends with mobile crane toppled 

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DUMPER TRUCK OVERTURN FATALITY ON MAJOR PROJECT

Posted on 26th August 2010
Driver crushed after dumper overturns on major drinks industry project

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FALSEWORK DISASTER POTENTIAL WORTH REMEMBERING

Posted on 26th August 2010
UK structural safety committee updates reminder on falsework safety

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HAULIER FAILED TO COMMUNICATE VITAL INFORMATION

Posted on 26th August 2010

Workman brain damaged after machine falls from lorry during unloading

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MEWP INCIDENT ON MAJOR AUSTRALIAN TOWER PROJECT

Posted on 25th August 2010
Workman critical after apparent MEWP trapping incident on Brisbane site

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TIMBER FRAME CONSTRUCTION FIRE SAFETY DEBATE RAGES

Posted on 25th August 2010
Government fire monitoring statistics 2009/10 on timber frame building fires

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INDUSTRY BODY GUIDE ON HANDLING METAL DECKING

Posted on 25th August 2010
BCSA guidance sets the standard for safer handling of metal decking

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINE FOLLOWS FALL FROM SLAB

Posted on 25th August 2010
Falsework removal at wrong time triggered platform failure and 21m fall

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 25th AUGUST 2010

Posted on 25th August 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to HSE register

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FATALITY ON POWER STATION CONSTRUCTION SITE ROAD

Posted on 24th August 2010
Collision involved minibus and motorcylist on power station project

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SCAFFOLDER FATALITY DURING DOCKED OIL RIG REFURB

Posted on 24th August 2010
Fatal accident Inquiry told of scaffolder fall through corroded grating

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BUILDER FAILED ON ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT IN SCHOOL

Posted on 24th August 2010
Warnings not communicated to unsuspecting workforce working with ACMs

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EXCAVATOR FATALITY ON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE

Posted on 24th August 2010
‘Bobcat digger’ reported to be involved in fatal incident in Lancashire 

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ASBESTOS EXPOSURE RISK DURING SHIPBREAKING

Posted on 24th August 2010

Ship breakers failed to survey, assess risk and manage asbestos exposure

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INJURED WORKMAN RESCUED FROM MAJOR PROJECT SCAFFOLD

Posted on 24th August 2010
Traffic halted as emergency services rescue injured construction worker

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TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT FATALITY ON MOTORWAY

Posted on 20th August 2010
Workman dies during placing signs on westbound M4 at Hungerford

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BOARD FELL DURING SCAFFOLD STRIKING

Posted on 20th August 2010
Patient calls for ‘inquiry’ after scaffold board near miss at Southend Hospital

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PRE-STRESSED CONCRETE WORKER SPEARED BY CABLE

Posted on 20th August 2010
Worker left with hole through shin after impaling accident at concrete works

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SHOPFITTERS AND CLIENT STAFF EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS

Posted on 19th August 2010
Presence of asbestos not revealed to shopfitters on Manchester Arndale Centre

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MAJOR FIRE ON GLASGOW APARTMENT BLOCK PROJECT

Posted on 19th August 2010
Dramatic footage as flats under construction are razed to the ground

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SMARTER PHONES FOR TIDIER CONSTRUCTION SITES

Posted on 19th August 2010
Mobile phone application available to help manage site housekeeping

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 18th AUGUST 2010

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

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FACES CROWN COURT SENTENCING

Posted on 18th August 2010
Prosecution follows 21m fall from working platform on hospital project

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ALARM BELLS SOUND ON CONSTRUCTION FIRE RISKS

Posted on 18th August 2010
HSE targets inadequate fire precautions and anticipates further action

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HSE UPDATE ON LONDON 2012 CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

Posted on 18th August 2010
Olympic projects ‘well managed’ despite late 2009 dip in performance

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CONSTRUCTION FATAL INJURY REPORTS JUNE 2010/11

Posted on 17th August 2010
Monthly overview of UK construction project fatal injuries June 2010

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DEMOLITION WORKER INJURED BY FALLING TREE

Posted on 17th August 2010
Site manager struck by tree during demolition project on new flats project

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SECURING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT SITES OVER SUMMER

Posted on 16th August 2010
Youths captured risking lives climbing scaffolding on church refurb project

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STEEL FIRM IN COURT OVER FALLING GIRDER

Posted on 16th August 2010
Estate agents shocked as beam fell three floors to ground-floor reception

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LOW FALL COMES WITH HIGHER PRICE

Posted on 16th August 2010
Injury and unsafe working combine to land steeplejacks in court

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FALLING CRANE LOAD NARROWLY MISSED FOOTPATH

Posted on 16th August 2010
Firm fined after tower crane hook ‘broke off’ and load crashed 36m to ground

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FRAGILE ROOF FALL CAUSES DREADFUL INJURIES

Posted on 16th August 2010
Young worker will require ‘significant care’ throughout his life

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IMPACT OF PARAMEDICS ON CONSTRUCTION DEATHS

Posted on 16th August 2010
Demolition collapse survivor attributes survival to air ambulance

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POWER SITE FATALITY PROSECUTION COMMENCES

Posted on 16th August 2010
Workman died during maintenance work on power station cooling tower 

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GAS LEAK ON MAJOR RETAILER PROJECT SITE

Posted on 16th August 2010
Roads closed and construction work suspended on gas danger fear

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SUSPENDED PLATFORM MULTIPLE FATALITY UPDATE

Posted on 15th August 2010
Canadian companies, directors and supervisor face charges over 2009 deaths

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RUNAWAY TRAIN ON UNDERGROUND SYSTEM

Posted on 13th August 2010
Engineering train became uncoupled during track maintenance work 

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FATAL FALL FROM RESIDENTIAL ROOF

Posted on 12th August 2010
Workman dies after falling from roof of home in Welshpool

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ILLEGAL WASTE DISPOSAL LANDS CONTRACTORS IN COURT

Posted on 12th August 2010
Waste authority prosecutes contractors for using unlicensed disposal site

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CONCRETE INDUSTRY SETS TOUGH TARGETS

Posted on 11th August 2010
CT2015 establishes stiff health and safety targets for the concrete industry

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 11th AUGUST 2010

Posted on 11th August 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to HSE register

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BUILDER AND DIRECTOR PROSECUTED OVER CO RISK

Posted on 11th August 2010
Home occupier exposed to carbon monoxide risk from gas boiler

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DUAL CARRAIGEWAY DEATH CROWN COURT TRIAL

Posted on 11th August 2010
Waste management firm on trial over the death of a young road cleaner

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FALLING SCAFFOLD POLE FATALITY ON FLATS SITE

Posted on 11th August 2010
Workman struck by falling scaffold pole on west London residential project

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PLANT FITTER CRUSHED DURING WORKSHOP REPAIR

Posted on 10th August 2010
Excavator toppled from ramp trapping and suffocating experienced fitter

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WHAT HSE EXPECTS FROM HEALTH & SAFETY CONSULTANTS

Posted on 10th August 2010
Seminar to set out business, IOSH and HSE expectations of consultants

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CRANE OPERATOR COMPETENCE STANDARDS

Posted on 10th August 2010
US crane operator certification scheme prompts review of standards

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HSE LAUNCHES UNDERSTANDING WITH MAJOR ORGANISATION

Posted on 10th August 2010
New memorandum indicates future of HSE engagement with major companies

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BUILDER SURVIVES LADDER INCIDENT IN CHURCH

Posted on 10th August 2010
HSE investigate fall to concrete floor during church refurb work 

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SEX, DRUGS AND ALCOHOL RISKS IN CONSTRUCTION

Posted on 10th August 2010
Research reveals construction trades at elevated risk of death from drugs

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MAJOR CONTRACTORS FINED AFTER PILING RIG COLLAPSE

Posted on 6th August 2010
Defective platform design and unsafe system resulted in piling rig near disaster 

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HSE HIGHLIGHTS SUMMERTIME CONSTRUCTION DANGERS

Posted on 6th August 2010
Construction Chief warns parents, children and contractors of site hazards

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COMMONWEALTH GAMES TRAGIC DEATH TOLL

Posted on 6th August 2010
Indian Government reveals 42 worker deaths on projects since 2009

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UNREGISTERED GAS FITTER PROSECUTED

Posted on 6th August 2010
Defective fire fitted despite previous warning of need for registration

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EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF CDM REGULATIONS 2007

Posted on 4th August 2010
HSE offer opportunity to contribute at CDM 2007 evaluation events

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SAFER DESIGN AWARENESS EVENT SEPTEMBER 2010

Posted on 4th August 2010
HSE and key partners to host awareness event for CDM 2007 designers

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 4th AUGUST 2010

Posted on 4th August 2010
Prosecution cases and enforcement notices added to HSE register

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COLLAPSE OF ROOF TRUSSES INJURES WORKMAN

Posted on 4th August 2010
Man rescued from height by fire crews after trusses tumble on new homes site

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EXPERIENCE A TRENCH COLLAPSE WITHOUT THE RISK

Posted on 3rd August 2010
Groundworker recalls how he survived excavation collapse

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UNSAFE MARBLE TILE UNLOADING PROSECUTION

Posted on 3rd August 2010
Workman struck by falling pallet of marble tiles during container unloading

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ROADWORKER STRUCK BY CAR AND SERIOUSLY INJURED

Posted on 3rd August 2010
White lining workman hit by passing vehicle and driver arrested

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HOW HSE DECIDES WHICH INCIDENTS TO INVESTIGATE

Posted on 3rd August 2010
HSE Incident Selection Criteria (ISC) to be updated and published

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