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GOVERNMENT REVIEW OF HEALTH AND SAFETY

Consequences of the review for construction sector appear to be minimal

It appears that the final report of the Government Review into health and safety conducted by Lord Young will now be revealed at the Conservative Party conference in October.

Meanwhile, Telegraph online has given an indication of what can be expected. There appears to be little of substance that affects construction directly.

However, best to watch this space and wait for the published report.

The Telegraph article suggests that Lord Young’s report will major on:

  • council officials no longer having unilateral right to ban events on health and safety grounds;
  • radical simplification of the number of forms that schools have to complete before taking pupils on trips;
  • single combined inspections for hygiene, fire regulations and health and safety requirements for restaurants and pubs;
  • modifications to discourage frivolous litigation, including abolishing the right of “no win, no fee” lawyers to recover “success fees” from defendants.
  • a new philosophy that someone who “tries to do the right thing” should not be penalised for it e.g public-spirited individuals who clears snow on the pavements

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Posted on 5th February 2018

TUBES FELL WHILST LIFTING OVER PERSONS BELOW

Lifting operations were not carried out in safe manner

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Posted on 2nd February 2018

‘DAREDEVIL’ SCAFFOLDER LANDS IN DOCK

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Posted on 2nd February 2018

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 1st FEB 2018

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SCAFFOLDER TRAINING REACHES NEW HEIGHTS

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Posted on 30th January 2018

HSE SUMMARY OF CONSTRUCTION SECTOR HARM

Infographic provides insight into industry priority hazards

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Posted on 29th January 2018

FIRM FAILED TO IMPLEMENT AGREED CONTROLS

Risk assessment carried out but precautions not taken

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Posted on 29th January 2018

HSE MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS SUMMIT 2018

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LOAD FELL FROM MAGNET AND STRUCK WORKMAN

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Posted on 25th January 2018

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Posted on 24th January 2018

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SCAFFOLDING FIRM FINED OVER UNSAFE LOADING

Bin of scaffold fittings lifted by crane struck scaffolder

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Posted on 24th January 2018

FATAL FALL FROM EDGE OF INDUSTRIAL ROOF

Suitable protection missing during installation of roof sheets

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Posted on 23rd January 2018

MANAGER AND PC FAILED TO ACT ON ASBESTOS SURVEY

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Posted on 23rd January 2018
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