Archive for June 2011

NET RIGGER FOUND DEAD ON BUILDING NEAR POWERLINE

Posted on 29th June 2011
Workman found at base of ladder during safety net installation work

Read the rest of this article »


TWO WORKMEN SURVIVE MEWP OVERTURN AND 7m FALL

Posted on 29th June 2011
Inadequately trained workmen used overloaded MEWP on major project

Read the rest of this article »


MYSTERY DEATH OF CRANE OPERATOR ON 2012 PROJECT

Posted on 29th June 2011
Workman found dead at base of crane on Olympics Village project

Read the rest of this article »


HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 29th JUNE 2011

Posted on 29th June 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »


ACCESS INDUSTRY FORUM AT EXPO 2011 REPORT

Posted on 28th June 2011
AIF provide comprehensive video account of work at height debates  

Read the rest of this article »


HSE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR PRIORITIES 2011 AND BEYOND

Posted on 28th June 2011
Helping smaller sites and engaging major company boardrooms are key  

Read the rest of this article »


CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY FATAL INJURY STATISTICS 2010/11

Posted on 28th June 2011
Number and rate of fatal injuries rise but total remains below 5 year average

Read the rest of this article »


ENFORCEMENT PRACTICE UNDER GOVERNMENT SPOTLIGHT

Posted on 27th June 2011
Proposals include reducing “over inspection” through “earned recognition”

Read the rest of this article »


MAJOR CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED OVER LIFTING OPERATION

Posted on 27th June 2011
Scaffold pole fell when hoisted during lift installation on major project

Read the rest of this article »


WORKMAN FELL FROM MOBILE SCAFFOLD TOWER

Posted on 24th June 2011
Both legs and wrist fractured after 6m fall from tower in West Midlands town

Read the rest of this article »


QUICK GUIDE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY REFORM PROGRAMME

Posted on 23rd June 2011
HSE timetable for inspection charging arrangements now made clear

Read the rest of this article »


PILING RIG INCIDENT ON MAJOR SCHOOLS PROJECT

Posted on 23rd June 2011
School pupils sprayed with hydraulic fluid from adjoining construction site

Read the rest of this article »


NEW HSE ADVICE ON DRILLING & PILING RIG SAFETY

Posted on 22nd June 2011
Reliance on trip wires to prevent entanglement likely to be prohibited

Read the rest of this article »


FATALITY: BUILDING COLLAPSE TRAPPED WORKMAN

Posted on 22nd June 2011
Man pronounced dead at scene following structural collapse on farm project

Read the rest of this article »


HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 27th JUNE 2011

Posted on 22nd June 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »


BLAST INCIDENT COST DEFENDANT COMPANY £1.24m

Posted on 20th June 2011
Significant safety management system failings were underlying cause 

Read the rest of this article »


IMPROVING LEADERSHIP AND WORKER INVOLVEMENT

Posted on 20th June 2011
HSE launch online H&S toolkit for all construction businesses

Read the rest of this article »


DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR CREATED EXPLOSION RISK

Posted on 20th June 2011
Failure to isolate gas and electrical services lands demo firm in court

Read the rest of this article »


FATALITY: WORKMAN FELL THROUGH FACTORY ROOF

Posted on 20th June 2011
Fall through rooflight highlights ongoing death toll from fragile materials 

Read the rest of this article »


CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES ANALYSIS 2010/11

Posted on 17th June 2011
HSE records and intelligence reveals pattern of UK construction project deaths

Read the rest of this article »


FATALITY: SCAFFOLD FALL ON DUNDEE SITE

Posted on 17th June 2011
Workman aged 67 died has fallen from scaffolding on domestic project 

Read the rest of this article »


FIRM AND H&S CONSULTANT PROSECUTED OVER DEATH

Posted on 16th June 2011
Concrete blockmaking plant not subject to ‘meaningful’ risk assessment  

Read the rest of this article »


COMPANIES DENY GUILT OVER LIVERPOOL FATALITY

Posted on 16th June 2011
Workman fell seven storeys to his death on major city centre project 

Read the rest of this article »


SHOPFITTING FIRM FINED FOLLOWING FINGER AMPUTATION

Posted on 16th June 2011
Training and instruction not provided despite risk assessment conclusions

Read the rest of this article »


DERMATITIS RISK IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS FACTORY

Posted on 15th June 2011
Putty manufacturer failed to provide adequate washing facilities for workers

Read the rest of this article »


FIRE ON CENTRAL LONDON REFURBISHMENT PROJECT

Posted on 15th June 2011
Firefighters tackled large blaze at Marconi House on the Strand

Read the rest of this article »


OVERTURNING FORKLIFT INCIDENT CAPTURED ON CCTV

Posted on 15th June 2011
Trainee electrician suffered severe injuries when fork lift toppled

Read the rest of this article »


HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 15th JUNE 2011

Posted on 15th June 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »


CLASSIC SAFETY FILM “SHAKE HANDS WITH DANGER”

Posted on 15th June 2011
The Citizen Kane of construction mobile plant safety films well worth a viewing

Read the rest of this article »


SELECT COMMITTEE INQUIRY INTO H&S IN SCOTLAND

Posted on 15th June 2011
Last chance to express views on health and safety north of the border

Read the rest of this article »


HSE CONFIRMS FIRST AID WILL BE SUBJECT TO SELF HELP

Posted on 14th June 2011
First aid information by telephone to be switched off in October 2011 

Read the rest of this article »


GOVERNMENT REVIEW OF UK HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW

Posted on 14th June 2011
Have your say on H&S ‘burdens’ and simplifying the regulatory framework 

Read the rest of this article »


HELICOPTER HEAVY LIFTING OPERATIONS IN USA

Posted on 13th June 2011
Lifting of US power transmission towers ends in double dose of ‘disaster’  

Read the rest of this article »


HSE CHAIR HIGHLIGHTS HEALTH AND SAFETY LEADERSHIP

Posted on 13th June 2011
Conference address to ‘high hazard industries’ has lessons for construction

Read the rest of this article »


SITE FOREMAN PROSECUTED AFTER EXCAVATION DEATH

Posted on 9th June 2011
Supervisor failed to act despite proper training in trench work safety

Read the rest of this article »


HSE LEADERSHIP AND WORKER ENGAGEMENT ‘TOOLKIT’

Posted on 9th June 2011
Report confirms ‘toolkit’ holds potential for smaller construction firm

Read the rest of this article »


TELESCOPIC HANDLERS (TELEHANDLERS)

Posted on 8th June 2011

Read the rest of this article »


Posted on 8th June 2011

Topic pages are under construction. See Telehandlers example above. 

Please bear with us. Thank you 

  

 


POORLY SECURED CLADDING PANELS FELL FROM BUILDING

Posted on 8th June 2011
Contractor fined after pensioner seriously injured and others put at risk

Read the rest of this article »


HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 8th JUNE 2011

Posted on 8th June 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »


MAJOR CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED OVER MOTORWAY FATALITY

Posted on 7th June 2011
Workman died following M25 tunnel refurb traffic management failure

Read the rest of this article »


REFURB COMPANY ‘JUMPED THE GUN’ AND REMOVED ASBESTOS

Posted on 7th June 2011
Unlicensed contractor prosecuted after two workers exposed to asbestos  

Read the rest of this article »


ENERGY CLIENT AND MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED £1/2M

Posted on 5th June 2011
Confusion and misunderstanding between parties at time of fatal incident

Read the rest of this article »


ANDREW MARR HOLDS HIGH COURT WITH CRANE DRIVER

Posted on 3rd June 2011
BBC presenter climbs one of the cranes involved in building Shard tower

Read the rest of this article »


CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES APRIL 2011

Posted on 3rd June 2011
Latest release of HSE records of fatal injury reports for construction projects 

Read the rest of this article »


FOUR DIE IN OIL REFINERY MAINTENANCE EXPLOSION

Posted on 3rd June 2011
Contractors perish in fire and explosion during maintenance on storage tank

Read the rest of this article »


FIRM PROSECUTED AFTER FATAL FALL OF DIRECTOR

Posted on 3rd June 2011
Fall through fragile asbestos cement roof highlights need for further action 

Read the rest of this article »


ACCIDENTS MORE LIKELY FOR WORKPLACE ‘NEW STARTERS’

Posted on 2nd June 2011
HSE advice on reducing risk of accidents in the first six months at a workplace

Read the rest of this article »


SHEETED SCAFFOLDING COLLAPSED DURING ROOF REFURB

Posted on 2nd June 2011
Falling structure untied and not installed in compliance with original drawings

Read the rest of this article »


RESCUE AT HEIGHT INCIDENTS IN DUDLEY AND OTTAWA

Posted on 2nd June 2011
Incidents illustrate need to make plans for rescue when working at height

Read the rest of this article »


PILING RIG FATALITY IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Posted on 2nd June 2011
Construction worker dies as drilling rig collapses on Melbourne site

Read the rest of this article »


DEVELOPER AVOIDED RESPONSIBILITY ONCE TOO OFTEN

Posted on 1st June 2011
Fall from tower scaffold left migrant worker with life-threatening injuries 

Read the rest of this article »


ERECTOR NARROWLY ESCAPED ELECTROCUTION IN MEWP

Posted on 1st June 2011
Client, director and contractors all fined for failure to manage OH cable risk 

Read the rest of this article »


HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 1st JUNE 2011

Posted on 1st June 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »