Archive for March 2011

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MANAGEMENT AND GROSS NEGLIGENCE MANSLAUGHTER

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

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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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HSE HIGHLIGHTS CLIENT SITE WELFARE DUTIES

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

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