Archive for January 2011

TEN GLASS INSTALLERS DIE IN PHILLIPINES DISASTER

Posted on 31st January 2011
Platform collapse leaves 10 workers dead on Manila apartment block

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INCIDENT: LYME REGIS CRANE COLLAPSE

Posted on 28th January 2011
Passers-by narrowly avoid injury as crane topples on south coast seafront

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INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE

Posted on 28th January 2011
Two work men recovering in hospital after 10m fall from scaffold

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GAS EXPLOSION INVESTIGATION CLEARS ALL PARTIES

Posted on 26th January 2011
‘Low risk’ gas main caused injury and devastation in town centre

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FATALITY ON LONDON DEMOLITION PROJECT

Posted on 26th January 2011
Lift shaft demolition incident leaves one workman dead and one injured

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FOUR WORKMEN DIE IN STEEL REBAR COLLAPSE

Posted on 22nd January 2011
Tragic incident on building project triggers major Police and HSE investigation

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INCIDENT: CONCRETE PUMPING OPERATION

Posted on 21st January 2011
Concrete pumping unit topples on new homes project in Kent

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HSE SAFETY BULLETIN: POWERED PERIMETER GATES

Posted on 21st January 2011
Advice for landlords, owners and FM’s on safety in vicinity of gates

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US FATAL ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REPORTS

Posted on 20th January 2011
Report on fatal fall from roof through elevator ventilation shaft

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HSL DISCOUNTING HANDLING TRAINING COURSES

Posted on 20th January 2011
Manual handling training available at reduced rates during February

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LAW COMMISSION CALLS FOR FEWER CRIMINAL OFFENCES

Posted on 19th January 2011
Due diligence and director liability for H&S under consideration for change 

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HEALTH AND SAFETY IS NOT A BURDEN ON BUSINESS

Posted on 17th January 2011
Survey results reveal H&S does not cause a great burden to UK firms

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INQUEST INTO ELECTROCUTION OF BUILDER

Posted on 14th January 2011
Investigators could find “no reason” for actions of deceased workman

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NEW CIVIL SANCTIONS FOR ENVIRONMENT AGENCY

Posted on 14th January 2011
Hazardous waste and water offences face new tough civil sanctions 

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JUST A BIT OF FUN AT HEIGHT

Posted on 14th January 2011
Experience the thrill of climbing 1778ft communications tower!

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COUNCIL MANAGEMENT ARM FAIL ON ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT

Posted on 14th January 2011
Asbestos survey results not communicated to plumbing contractor 

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HSE SUPPORT FOR SMALLER BUILDERS IN NORTH WEST

Posted on 14th January 2011
Builders attend free event prior to 6 month intensive site inspection initiative

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FALLING CONCRETE SLABS CAUSE M1 FATALITY

Posted on 13th January 2011
Concrete products traveling to construction site crush lorry driver 

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NEW GUIDANCE ON SAFER SCAFFOLDING PUBLISHED

Posted on 12th January 2011
HSE endorses NASC revised standard for scaffolding providers

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WORKMAN CRUSHED BY FALLING STACK OF BRICKS

Posted on 11th January 2011
Building worker dies after brick stack incident on new homes site

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FATAL FALL FROM INDUSTRIAL ROOF EDGE

Posted on 10th January 2011
Workman died in fall from partially constructed roof over Xmas break  

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HSE ISSUES WARNING AFTER SCISSOR LIFT DEATHS

Posted on 5th January 2011
Five deaths in three separate MEWP incidents prompts Safety Alert

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