Archive for October 2010

BUILDINGS COLLAPSE IN BIRMINGHAM AND BRIDGEND

Posted on 28th October 2010
Workman and four shoppers injured in separate incidents over two days

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LATEST CONSTRUCTION INJURY AND ILL-HEALTH STATISTICS

Posted on 27th October 2010
Stats show construction remains one of Britain’s ‘most dangerous industries’

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COMPETENCE AND PREQUAL QUESTIONNAIRE SIMPLIFICATION

Posted on 26th October 2010
New spec for construction industry aligns with CDM 2007 requirements

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SHP BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CONSTRUCTION AWARD

Posted on 26th October 2010
First place to Turner Access in prestigious safety achievement comp

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WORKMAN CRUSHED BY MASSIVE BRICK LOAD

Posted on 22nd October 2010
Tipper lorry overturn leaves workman dead on new homes development site

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EXCAVATION COLLAPSE DEATHS RISE STEEPLY

Posted on 22nd October 2010
Trench fatalities highlight the need for safe and speedy rescue arrangements

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REPORTING SITE HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS TO HSE

Posted on 22nd October 2010
Regulator online system fails to provide for anonymous reporting of concerns

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WALL COLLAPSE CLAIMS LIVES OF TWO BUILDERS

Posted on 22nd October 2010
Gable end wall collapses on Suffolk barn conversion refurb project 

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HSE TO MAKE AT LEAST 35% SAVINGS OVER 4 YEARS

Posted on 21st October 2010
Regulator to recover more costs whilst reducing burden on ‘low risk’ firms

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WORKMAN ELECTROCUTED DURING BUILDING REFURB

Posted on 20th October 2010
HSE and Police investigating after electrical fatality on major contractor site

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REVISED RESUSITATION RULES ISSUED BY HSE

Posted on 19th October 2010
Timetable for compliance with new protocol published for training providers

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WELDING AND CUTTING FUME CONTROL SEMINARS

Posted on 18th October 2010
HSE and AWD offer free seminars on fume control and worker protection 

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MANAGING FALLS RISK IN OFF-LOADING CONCRETE UNITS

Posted on 18th October 2010
Case study illustrates how falls from construction vehicles can be controlled

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GOVERNMENT REVIEW OF HEALTH AND SAFETY SYSTEM

Posted on 15th October 2010
Lord Young Report: Implications for the UK construction industry

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR INVOLVED IN FIT-OUT FALLS

Posted on 15th October 2010
Two workmen in serious condition after 10m fall through warehouse ceiling

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CONSTRUCTION FATAL INJURY REPORTS AUGUST 2010/11

Posted on 15th October 2010
Monthly overview of UK construction project fatal injuries August 2010

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SITE WASTE MANAGEMENT PLANS ENFORCEMENT RISING

Posted on 14th October 2010
Environment Agency becomes pro-active in inspecting and enforcing compliance

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ARM SEVERED FOLLOWING CEMENT MIXER ACCIDENT

Posted on 12th October 2010
Worker’s arm amputated after trapping in  cement mixer on schools project 

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HSE PUBLISH UPDATED GUIDE ON CONSTRUCTION FIRE SAFETY

Posted on 6th October 2010
Second edition of Fire Safety in Construction now available for free download

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CARROTS AND STICKS TO INFLUENCE SMALLER BUILDERS

Posted on 4th October 2010
Regulator to target smaller building projects where majority of deaths occur

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H&S REVIEW LEAVES CONSTRUCTION UNTOUCHED

Posted on 4th October 2010
Report by Lord Young to focus on where risk is low and bureaucracy high 

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