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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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PILING RIG COLLAPSE CAUSES ROAD CHAOS

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

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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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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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