Archive for March 2011

UNTRAINED WORKMAN ERECTED DANGEROUS SCAFFOLDING

Posted on 31st March 2011
Scaffolder prosecuted after ignoring order to undertake safety training 

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WORKMAN DIED WHEN LOAD FELL DURING UNLOADING

Posted on 30th March 2011
Steel gates fell from lorry during confusion over required system of work

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OLYMPIC STADIUM CONSTRUCTORS PRAISED FOR PERFORMANCE

Posted on 30th March 2011
Stadium on time, under budget and with an exemplary safety record 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 30th MARCH 2011

Posted on 30th March 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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CONTRACTORS FINED £100k FOR FAILURE TO MANAGE ASBESTOS

Posted on 29th March 2011
Asbestos risk caused by failure to pass on survey report to contractors

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FRAGILE ROOFLIGHTS CONTINUE TO CLAIM INJURY TOLL

Posted on 29th March 2011
Roofing contractor fined after workman seriously injured in 7m plus fall

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PROSECUTION FOLLOWS FAILURE TO CHANGE BEHAVIOUR

Posted on 29th March 2011
Powerwashing roof without precautions lands refurb firm in court

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LORRY DRIVER JAILED FOR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT DEATH

Posted on 24th March 2011
Death of TM workman ends in three year sentence for lorry driver

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MOBILE CRANE OIL LEAKS INVOLVED IN ROAD DEATHS

Posted on 24th March 2011
Inquiry hears crane not road safe and lists ticked without checks being made

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FIRM FINED AFTER ROOF FALL DURING REFURB WORK

Posted on 24th March 2011
Workman fell from unprotected roof edge after gaining access by ladder

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TOO MANY NORTHERN REFURB SITES FAIL SAFETY TEST

Posted on 24th March 2011
Early results from HSE refurbishment initiative reveal unsafe sites

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HSE ADVICE ON ASBESTOS AWARENESS TRAINING

Posted on 24th March 2011
Asbestos training must be provided appropriate for work roles undertaken

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FIRM FINED AFTER MANAGER FELL THROUGH ROOFLIGHT

Posted on 24th March 2011
Engineering manager seriously injured after plunging through a factory skylight

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CHECKS ON COMPETENCE OF ASBESTOS REMOVERS

Posted on 24th March 2011
Construction firm fined after not checking asbestos remover suitability

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 23 MARCH 2010

Posted on 23rd March 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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POTTERS BAR CONTRACTOR PROSECUTION HALTED

Posted on 23rd March 2011
ORR decides announces that prosecution of Jarvis Rail not in public interest

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INCIDENT:LIFT SHAFT FATALITY ON MAJOR CONTRACTOR SITE

Posted on 22nd March 2011
Workman found at base of lift shaft on college refurb and new build project

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GOVERNMENT TO CHARGE FOR H&S ENFORCEMENT WORK

Posted on 21st March 2011
Inspections to be cut by 33% and targeted at higher risk work sectors

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MAJOR UK RETAILER AND CDM CLIENT PROSECUTED

Posted on 20th March 2011
Dozens of construction workers involved in asbestos scare at store

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INCIDENT:ELECTRICAL EXPLOSION ON UTILITIES PROJECT

Posted on 20th March 2011
Workman suffers  ‘life-threatening’ injuries in electrical explosion

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INCIDENT: FALL FROM ROOF DURING REFURB WORK

Posted on 18th March 2011
Workman has died in hospital following ladder fall during roof work

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FIRM FAILED TO PLAN FOR FRAGILE ROOFLIGHTS RISK

Posted on 17th March 2011
Contractor prosecuted after fall leaves workman unable to resume work

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SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE INJURED MEMBER OF PUBLIC

Posted on 17th March 2011
Contractors fined after passer-by seriously injured in scaffold collapse

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UNION CONCERN ON EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES APPROACH TO PPE

Posted on 17th March 2011
UCATT “alarmed” that employment agencies charge for worker protection

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HSE CONSTRUCTION ENFORCEMENT INCREASED DURING 2010

Posted on 16th March 2011
Database shows significant rises on key measures of construction enforcement

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EXCAVATION WORK CAUSED SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE AND FALL

Posted on 16th March 2011
Two workmen injured when scaffolding collapsed on Sussex building site

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H&S PROSECUTORS IN SCOTLAND CLAIM FIRST TRIAL SUCCESS

Posted on 16th March 2011
Contractors prosecuted after death of labourer in loading platform fall 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 16th MARCH 2010

Posted on 16th March 2011
Prosecutions and notices database weekly update and analysis

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WORK EXPERIENCE ACCIDENT HIGHLIGHTS ASSESSMENT DUTY

Posted on 16th March 2011
Building firm prosecuted after schoolboy injured during work experience

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INDUSTRIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR AND DIRECTOR FINED

Posted on 15th March 2011
Passing inspector spotted fragile roof fall risk on over-roofing project

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UTILITIES CONTRACTOR FAILED TO CONTROL ISOCYANTE

Posted on 15th March 2011
Painting spraying operations exposed workman to asthma causing substance  

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ASBESTOS SURVEYING FIRM DIRECTOR PROSECUTED

Posted on 15th March 2011
Director failed to manage the spread of asbestos on homes development project

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SENTENCING DILEMMA IN OVERHEAD CABLE DEATH CASE

Posted on 15th March 2011
Grab lorry operator electrocuted during deliver of roofing materials

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WORKMAN FATALLY INJURED BY FALLING CONCRETE BEAM

Posted on 15th March 2011
Lifting operation went tragically wrong during dismantling of road bridge beam

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REGULATOR RUMBLES ROGUE ROOF CLEANING OPERATION

Posted on 15th March 2011
Firm fined after worker found balancing dangerously on house roof

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POLICE PROSECUTION BOOSTS AUTHORITY OF TRAFFIC OFFICERS

Posted on 14th March 2011
Driver fined for ignoring the directions of a Highways Agency traffic officer

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SITE MANAGER PROSECUTED FOR FAILING TO FOLLOW SURVEY

Posted on 11th March 2011
Community sentence imposed on manager after bricklayer exposed to asbestos

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HSE HIGHLIGHTS ‘INSPIRING’ IDEAS FROM LONDON 2012

Posted on 11th March 2011
Case studies on Olypmics site health and safety solutions published   

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BUILDER RECEIVES CHRISTMAS ‘PRESENT’ FROM 2007

Posted on 10th March 2011
Firm prosecuted after failure of Xmas decoration fixing injures passers-by

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CONSTRUCTION H&S AWARENESS AND TRAINING EVENTS

Posted on 9th March 2011
Working Well Together offer a range of events in April and May 2011

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REFURB CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED OVER ASBESTOS RISKS

Posted on 9th March 2011
Company fined after exposing workers and the public to asbestos

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR RECEIVES HSE COMMENDATION

Posted on 9th March 2011
HSE declare project “exemplary case study” in refurb health and safety

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LEAK INDICATES ‘SPOT INSPECTIONS’ TO REDUCE

Posted on 9th March 2011
BBC programme claims HSE propose third drop in unannounced visits 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 9th MARCH 2011

Posted on 9th March 2011
Prosecutions and notices database weekly update and analysis

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NETWORK RAIL PROSECUTED OVER FENCING FAILURES

Posted on 8th March 2011
Prevention of unauthorised access to railway not properly maintained

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR COMMITTED TO CROWN COURT

Posted on 8th March 2011
Magistrates refuse to sentence in case of falling scaffold tube tragedy

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES JANUARY 2011

Posted on 8th March 2011
Latest release of HSE records of fatal injury reports for construction projects 

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ONE IN FOUR NEWCASTLE SITES DECLARED ‘UNSAFE’

Posted on 8th March 2011
HSE refurbishment inspection initiative again reveals poor standards

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WORKMAN FELL THROUGH ROOFLIGHT DURING REFURB

Posted on 8th March 2011
Client prosecuted after builder’s labourer badly injured in rooflight fall

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SCAFFOLD FALL FATALITY ON ISLE OF WIGHT

Posted on 7th March 2011
Builder dies after falling from scaffolding on refurbishment project

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IMPROVING CONSTRUCTION H&S THROUGH SUPPLY CHAINS

Posted on 7th March 2011
Report on HSE supply chain initiatives reveals a mixed bag of results 

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INCIDENT: MOBILE ELEVATING PLATFORM AND BUS COLLIDE

Posted on 7th March 2011
Workman in serious condition after cherry picker collides with London bus 

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DRIVER FACES POSSIBLE JAIL OVER ROAD WORKER DEATH

Posted on 7th March 2011
Student admits guilt in causing death of construction worker repairing sign

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CORNISH BUILDER IGNORED ENFORCEMENT NOTICE

Posted on 4th March 2011
Prosecution followed failure to undertake required H&S training course

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EXOTHERMIC CHEMICAL REACTION INJURES PLUMBER

Posted on 4th March 2011
Sulphuric acid erupts during routine drain clearing operations

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PRINCIPAL CONTRACTORS MUST PROTECT ALL ON SITE

Posted on 4th March 2011

PC prosecuted after kitchen unit delivery man falls 6m down lift shaft 

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TOWN PUT AT RISK FROM ASBESTOS FIBRE RELEASE

Posted on 2nd March 2011
Pressurised water washing of industrial roofs spread fibres across town

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 2nd MARCH 2011

Posted on 2nd March 2011
Prosecutions and notices database weekly update and analysis

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MANAGEMENT AND GROSS NEGLIGENCE MANSLAUGHTER

Posted on 2nd March 2011
Operational managers face manslaughter charges after fire-fighter deaths

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COUNCIL FAILED TO FOLLOW ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLAN

Posted on 1st March 2011
Workforce and visitors exposed to asbestos as condition of ACMs deteriorated  

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SHORING TECHNOLOGY SAFETY PRODUCTS UPDATE

Posted on 1st March 2011
Groundforce Shorco products show how safe excavation can be achieved 

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SLING FAILURE DURING PLANT DISMANTLING OPERATION

Posted on 1st March 2011
Girder fall ‘demolished’ unoccupied offices and narrowly missed workmen

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STEEPLEJACK FELL 8m FROM ROOF AFTER ANCHOR FAILED

Posted on 1st March 2011
Anchor failure and fall caused by incorrect installation and testing

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BUILDER USED DEADLY EXCAVATION METHOD

Posted on 1st March 2011
Workman died from asphyxiation after sides of trench collapsed

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CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED FOR UNSAFE SCAFFOLDING

Posted on 1st March 2011
Seriously injured workman took safety of scaffolding ‘for granted’

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HSE HIGHLIGHTS CLIENT SITE WELFARE DUTIES

Posted on 1st March 2011
Inspectors advised on consistent enforcement of welfare provision

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