Archive for September 2010

FLAWED FALL ARREST SYSTEM PROVED TO BE FATAL ERROR

Posted on 30th September 2010
Hay bale ‘fall arrest system’ failed to protect workman during roofing project

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BP CREATES NEW POWERFUL SAFETY AND RISK DIVISION

Posted on 30th September 2010
New safety division has sweeping powers to oversee and audit world-wide ops

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NEW TIMBER FRAME FIRE SAFETY GUIDANCE PLANNED

Posted on 30th September 2010
FPA & RISCAuthority to publish guide for services installation in timber frame 

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UPDATE ON WORK OF HSE CONSTRUCTION DIVISION

Posted on 29th September 2010
Report highlights Inspector activity, enforcement priorities and key risks

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CHEMICAL FUME SCARE HALTS CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

Posted on 28th September 2010
Workers affected by fumes generated in mystery chemical reaction on site

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DOMESTIC CLIENT RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONTRACTOR SAFETY

Posted on 23rd September 2010
Worker injury claim against homeowner highlights CDM domestic client debate   

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SMALLER CONTRACTOR TRAINING EVENT IN SCOTLAND

Posted on 23rd September 2010
Free event to help smaller Borders construction companies cut deaths

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COMMONWEALTH GAMES PROJECT BRIDGE COLLAPSE

Posted on 22nd September 2010
Pedestrian bridge collapses seriously injuring at least five labourers

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GOVERNMENT REVIEW OF HEALTH AND SAFETY

Posted on 22nd September 2010
Consequences of the review for construction sector appear to be minimal

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CONTRACTOR AND SUPPLIER PILING RIG SAFETY ALERTS

Posted on 21st September 2010
Collapsed piling rig prompts safety alerts to spell out preventive lessons

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BUILDING CONTROL TO HELP RAISE SAFETY AWARENESS

Posted on 17th September 2010
HSE and BCA sign ground-breaking agreement to improve health and safety

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TIMBER FRAME FIRE HITS HEADLINES ONCE AGAIN

Posted on 14th September 2010
Firefighters deal with blaze on timber framed flats under construction

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SELECTING CONTRACTORS FOR SAFE MAINTENANCE

Posted on 9th September 2010
Engineering employers to run nationwide seminars on safer maintenance

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FIRE SAFETY IN CONSTRUCTION FREE UPDATE EVENT

Posted on 9th September 2010
Working Well Together group hosts fire seminar in the Eastern Region

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CONSTRUCTION FATAL INJURY REPORTS JULY 2010/11

Posted on 9th September 2010
Monthly overview of UK construction project fatal injuries July 2010

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DEEPWATER HORIZON LESSONS FOR CONSTRUCTION

Posted on 8th September 2010
BP publishes internal investigation report on Gulf of Mexico explosion

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TELEHANDLER FATALITY DURING US COMMS TOWER ERECTION

Posted on 8th September 2010
Telecoms wireless tower project ends in death as telehandler overturns  

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MOBILE OVERTURNS LANDING ON NEARBY HOME

Posted on 3rd September 2010
Workman trapped and injured as mobile crane lifting operation goes wrong  

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GOVERNMENT REVIEW OF HEALTH AND SAFETY

Posted on 2nd September 2010
Major contractors call for changes in HSE approach on larger projects 

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HSE ASSISTANCE FOR SMALLER CONSTRUCTION FIRMS

Posted on 2nd September 2010
Safety and Health Awareness Day in Leeds offers free advice and support

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JOINER BURNED IN ELECTRICAL EXPLOSION AND FIRE

Posted on 2nd September 2010
Workers overalls catch fire after electrical short-circuit sparks fire

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HSE SAFETY NOTICE: CRUSH RISK ON POWERED GATES

Posted on 2nd September 2010
Death of two children prompts HSE gate safety standard update notice 

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SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE ON ESSEX HIGH STREET

Posted on 1st September 2010
Pedestrians narrowly avoid injury as scaffold topples in Chelmsford

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