Archive for May 2011

NASC LAUNCH FREE GUIDANCE ON SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTORS

Posted on 31st May 2011
Safety through sound appointment and management arrangements

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SMALL CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED FOR ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 31st May 2011
Principal contractor information on asbestos ignored by errant contractor

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DEVELOPER’S UNTIMELY REMOVAL OF SCAFFOLDING

Posted on 31st May 2011
Glaziers put at risk by last minute compromise on fall prevention measures 

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CLIENT FINED AFTER INJURY EXPOSES CDM FAILINGS

Posted on 28th May 2011
Developer prosecution follows scaffold fall and previous enforcement

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WOOD DUST AND ISOCYANTE PRODUCT CAUSED HEALTH RISK

Posted on 27th May 2011
Decking business prosecuted after failing to act on ill-health incident

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SECURING CONSTRUCTION HEALTH & SAFETY COMPETENCE

Posted on 27th May 2011
Competence report stresses situational awareness and role of supervisors

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LANDOWNER JAILED FOR IGNORING SAFETY ISSUES

Posted on 25th May 2011
Crown court hands down nine months imprisonment sentence for serious risk     

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RESEARCH ON VIBRATION POSES MORE QUESTIONS

Posted on 25th May 2011
Use of the manufacturer data could cause serious underestimates of the risks

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 25th MAY 2010

Posted on 25th May 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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BASEMENT CONVERSION PROJECT ENDED IN TRAGEDY

Posted on 25th May 2011
Contractor fined after migrant worker died under wall of gravel and clay

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SMALLER BUILDER FAILED TO PLAN HIGH RISK WORK

Posted on 24th May 2011
Three metre fall through garage roof causes life-changing injuries

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H&S EXPO SEARCH FOR THE ‘HOLY GRAIL’ IN 2011

Posted on 24th May 2011
Industry bodies and HSE collaborate on reducing construction site falls

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SITE SECURITY GUARD DIED FROM CO POISONING

Posted on 24th May 2011
Contractor and security manager prosecuted over nighwatchman death

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HEALTH AND SAFETY IN PUBLIC SECTOR PROCUREMENT

Posted on 23rd May 2011
Report concludes ‘more could be done’ by public sector construction clients

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INDUSTRY BODY PUBLISHES MOBILE TOWERS REVIEW

Posted on 23rd May 2011
PASMA and HSE agree on safety of methods for erecting and dismantling

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ROOF POWERWASHING LANDS CONTRACTOR IN COURT

Posted on 23rd May 2011

Contractor fined after failing to take sensible roof safety precautions

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UPDATE ON DIRECTOR LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH AND SAFETY

Posted on 23rd May 2011
HSE Board rejects further regulation on leadership and director duties

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HSE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY PRIORITIES FOR 2011/2012

Posted on 21st May 2011
Small projects, larger clients, health and leadership all under HSE scrutiny

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SHORT TERM ROOF INSPECTION WORK ENDS IN FALL

Posted on 21st May 2011
Occupier of premises prosecuted after workman falls whilst investigating leak  

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DEATH CAUSED BY FAILURE TO INSERT QUICK HITCH PIN

Posted on 20th May 2011
Contractors and excavator operator prosecuted over quick hitch fatality

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HSE REACH OUT TO HIGHLAND CONSTRUCTION FIRMS

Posted on 19th May 2011
Free ‘lifesaving advice’ on groundworks provided at HSE/WWT event

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LARGE FINE IN OVERHEAD CABLE STRIKE PROSECUTION

Posted on 19th May 2011
Farming firm fined after workman electrocuted in conductor strike

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BUILDING TRADES INVITED TO BECOME ‘ASBESTOS AWARE’

Posted on 19th May 2011
HSE and WWT offer budget asbestos awareness training for smaller contractors

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 18th MAY 2010

Posted on 18th May 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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WORKMAN TRAPPED UNDER FALLING STONE SLABS

Posted on 18th May 2011
Granite firm and director prosecuted after block fell during vehicle unloading 

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UCATT WARNS HSE CUTS RISK WORKERS SAFETY

Posted on 18th May 2011
Construction union UCATT issue warning over planned HSE cuts

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HSE STARTS ‘SAFETY TOUR’ CAMPAIGN ON NW SITES

Posted on 16th May 2011
Construction safety experts on tour of colleges and construction sites

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NETWORK RAIL FINED £3 MILLION OVER POTTERS BAR CRASH

Posted on 15th May 2011
Infrastructure controller procedures and guidance failed to secure safety   

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COMPANIES FINED FOR UNSAFE EXCAVATION WORK

Posted on 15th May 2011
Principal contractor and groundworks contractor failed to control collapse risk

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STEEPLEJACK DIED PREPARING FOR ABSEILING WORK

Posted on 15th May 2011
Fatal fall and uncontrolled abseiling decent leads to contractor prosecution

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BUILDING COLLAPSED DURING DEMOLITION PROJECT

Posted on 12th May 2011
Firm sentenced after disused cinema collapses onto a dual carriageway

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JOINERS FAILED TO COMPLY WITH IMPROVEMENT NOTICE

Posted on 11th May 2011
Dust extraction system not maintained in an efficient state to control wood dust

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UNSAFE PLATFORM DESIGN CAUSED SERIOUS INJURY

Posted on 11th May 2011
Principal contractor not competent to provide design and build service

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 11th MAY 2011

Posted on 11th May 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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SAFETY NETS HOLD UP UNDER SCRUTINY OF RESEARCH

Posted on 10th May 2011
Combined fall of both materials and worker into safety nets is ‘problematic’

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HSE CEASE TELEPHONE INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE ROLE

Posted on 10th May 2011
New arrangements for online reporting and information from September

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SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTOR AND SCAFFOLDER FINED

Posted on 10th May 2011
Harness was ‘in the van’ and contractor warned of dangerous working practices

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ASBESTOS INSULATING BOARD CONTAMINATED HOME

Posted on 9th May 2011
Contractor prosecuted over asbestos incident at sheltered housing home

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DIRECTOR AND FIRM PROSECUTED OVER FRAGILE FALL DEATH

Posted on 9th May 2011
Court imposes suspended jail sentence, community service and substantial fine 

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DEVELOPER PROSECUTED FOR FAILURE TO MANAGE SAFETY

Posted on 9th May 2011
Court fines firm after lack of response to HSE advice and prohibitions  

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES MARCH 2011

Posted on 6th May 2011
Latest release of HSE records of fatal injury reports for construction projects 

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED OVER MEWP INCIDENT

Posted on 6th May 2011
Fall from mobile platform left workman paralysed from the waist

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PILING RIG COLLAPSE CAUSES ROAD CHAOS

Posted on 6th May 2011
Rig platform fails during road strengthening operations 

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PLANT FIRM AND MECHANIC PROSECUTED OVER DEATH

Posted on 6th May 2011
Failure to properly modify fork lift braking system caused overturn

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FARMERS PROSECUTED OVER FRAGILE ROOF FALL

Posted on 4th May 2011
Workman suffered multiple fractures during fall during cleaning work

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 4th MAY 2011

Posted on 4th May 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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EXCAVATOR QUICK HITCH SAFETY GUIDANCE

Posted on 3rd May 2011
Updated guidance to HSE Inspectors reveals likely enforcement action

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MEWPS COME UNDER HSE SPOTLIGHT IN 2011/12

Posted on 3rd May 2011
HSE to promote take up of industry mobile elevating platform entrapment code

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INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE ON DEMO PROJECT

Posted on 3rd May 2011
Scaffolding on row of houses due for demolition collapses without warning

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FATALITY: FALL FROM LADDER DURING ROOFWORK

Posted on 3rd May 2011
Builder suffers fatal head injuries after falling during roof tile fixing

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