Archive for April 2011

HAND ARM VIBRATION RISK PROSECUTION CONCLUDED

Posted on 28th April 2011
Ten employees believed affected by ill health attributable to vibrating hand tools

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SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED OVER DEATH

Posted on 28th April 2011
Owner failed to ensure site safety and made ‘faked’ method statement 

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TRADE BODY PROMOTES SAFE USE OF LADDERS

Posted on 28th April 2011
Ladder Association launches ‘Advocate Scheme’ for regular users

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PROSECUTION FOLLOWS FAILURE TO MONITOR PRECAUTIONS

Posted on 28th April 2011
Workman survived six storey fall into London building light well

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FALLING CONCRETE INJURES DEMOLITION WORKER

Posted on 28th April 2011
Excavator driver injured after concrete falls on Manchester demo project    

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HSE CONSTRUCTION INSPECTIONS

Posted on 28th April 2011
Podcast provides insight into inspection in the construction sector

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INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY

Posted on 28th April 2011
Time to remember all work related deaths and resolve to reduce risk

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REVERSING VEHICLE FATALITY PROSECUTION

Posted on 27th April 2011
Defective CCTV and inoperable reversing alarm caused death of pedestrian

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INCIDENT: WORKMAN IMPALED ON REBAR

Posted on 27th April 2011
Construction worker fell onto reinforcement whilst climbing a fence

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INCIDENT: FATALITY ON LONDON GATEWAY PROJECT

Posted on 27th April 2011
Body of workman recovered from excavation on major port project

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FATAL ACCIDENT INQUIRY: CHILD ELECTROCUTED

Posted on 27th April 2011
Death could have been prevented if workman had ‘cleaned up properly’

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 27th APRIL 2011

Posted on 27th April 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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TOWER CRANE COLLAPSE PROSECUTION COMMENCES

Posted on 21st April 2011
Contractor and structural engineers charged over Liverpool crane incident 

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INCIDENT: PILING FATALITY ON NEW HOMES DEVELOPMENT

Posted on 21st April 2011
Construction worker died on house building project in South Yorkshire

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ASBESTOS EXPOSURE AT MAJOR RENOVATION PROJECT

Posted on 20th April 2011
Contractor sentenced after communications failure puts workers at risk

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TRADE BODY URGES RESTRAINT ON LOW ACCESS EQUIPMENT

Posted on 20th April 2011
Contractors urged to avoid one off designs and solutions for low access 

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ROOFING COMPANY PROSECUTED OVER UNSAFE ROOFWORK

Posted on 20th April 2011
Reclamation of roof tiles carried out in unsafe manner by contractor

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FIBRE CEMENT ROOF PROJECT ENDS IN SERIOUS INJURY

Posted on 20th April 2011
Workman fell from roof after leaving telehandler working platform

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LOADER UNDER REPAIR FATALLY INJURED PLANT FITTER

Posted on 20th April 2011
Loss of hydraulic pressure caused fatal fall of loader arm crushing workman

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BUILDER JAILED FOR ‘PUTTING PROFIT BEFORE SAFETY’

Posted on 20th April 2011
Unsafe service installations on home extension exposed incompetent workman

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 20th APRIL 2011

Posted on 20th April 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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CONTRACTOR CAPTURED ON CCTV PUTTING PUBLIC AT RISK

Posted on 13th April 2011
Firm prosecuted after working dangerously on shopping centre roof 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 13th APRIL 2011

Posted on 13th April 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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FALL OVER 7m FROM ROOF FRACTURES WORKERS BACK

Posted on 13th April 2011
Risk from installation of flue liner from roof ladder not properly assessed

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ACCESS INDUSTRY FORUM AT HEALTH AND SAFETY EXPO 2011

Posted on 13th April 2011
UK work at height bodies to make major contribution at H&S Expo event

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MOBILE CRANE HIRE FIRM AND OPERATOR PROSECUTED

Posted on 13th April 2011
Family of deceased man express concern at ‘shocking’ inadequate sentences 

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FIRMS FINED £400,000 FOLLOWING STONEMASONS FATAL FALL

Posted on 12th April 2011
Scaffolding loading tower not inspected and lacking in sufficient guardrails  

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CLIENT PROSECUTED AFTER PLUMBER FALSE CEILING FALL

Posted on 12th April 2011
Firm failed to oversee refurbishment to ensure work was carried out safely

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CONSTRUCTION UNION SLAMS HSE ‘NEW’ OBJECTIVES

Posted on 12th April 2011
UCATT claims HSE Chair needs to undertake a “reality check”

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DEVELOPER FAILED TO CARRY OUT ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 8th April 2011
Court imposes fine and community service on errant property developer

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CARBON MONOXIDE INCIDENT DEMOLITION SITE PROSECUTION

Posted on 8th April 2011
Three workman affected by CO fumes in asbestos decontamination unit

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TRENCH COLLAPSE DEATH ON HOMES PROJECT

Posted on 8th April 2011
Man arrested in connection with fatal incident on small housing site 

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CRANE ‘FAULT’ REPORTED ON NEW CITY HOTEL PROJECT

Posted on 8th April 2011
Birmingham city centre roads closed following reported problem with crane

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES FEBRUARY 2011

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

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CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED OVER UNSAFE ROOFWORK

Posted on 7th April 2011
Contractor failed to ensure safety measures in place despite prohibition notices

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 6th APRIL 2011

Posted on 6th April 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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NASC LAUNCH INTERACTIVE GUIDE ON SCAFFOLD DESIGN

Posted on 4th April 2011
Package aims to help clients, suppliers and users to confirm compliance  

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EVALUATION OF CDM 2007 PILOT STUDY REPORT PUBLISHED

Posted on 4th April 2011
Survey report data shows respondents views on CDM 2007 were ‘positive’  

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FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT FALL HIGHLIGHTS HSE STANDARD

Posted on 4th April 2011
Firm fined after workman fell through roof during dismantling project

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STEEL AND CLADDING CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED

Posted on 3rd April 2011
Workman fell accessing tower scaffold mounted on freight container 

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INSURER PROVIDES TIMBER FRAME SAFETY GUIDANCE

Posted on 1st April 2011
Advice issued on timber frame fire safety during construction and occupancy

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