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

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ACCESS INDUSTRY FORUM AT EXPO 2011 REPORT

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

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HSE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR PRIORITIES 2011 AND BEYOND

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

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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

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ENFORCEMENT PRACTICE UNDER GOVERNMENT SPOTLIGHT

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

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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

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QUICK GUIDE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY REFORM PROGRAMME

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

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PILING RIG INCIDENT ON MAJOR SCHOOLS PROJECT

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

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NEW HSE ADVICE ON DRILLING & PILING RIG SAFETY

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

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FATALITY: BUILDING COLLAPSE TRAPPED WORKMAN

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

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IMPROVING LEADERSHIP AND WORKER INVOLVEMENT

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

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FATALITY: WORKMAN FELL THROUGH FACTORY ROOF

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

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES ANALYSIS 2010/11

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

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FATALITY: SCAFFOLD FALL ON DUNDEE SITE

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

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FIRE ON CENTRAL LONDON REFURBISHMENT PROJECT

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

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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

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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

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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 

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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 

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HELICOPTER HEAVY LIFTING OPERATIONS IN USA

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

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HSE CHAIR HIGHLIGHTS HEALTH AND SAFETY LEADERSHIP

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

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HSE LEADERSHIP AND WORKER ENGAGEMENT ‘TOOLKIT’

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

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TELESCOPIC HANDLERS (TELEHANDLERS)

Posted on 8th June 2011

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Posted on 8th June 2011

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED OVER MOTORWAY FATALITY

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

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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

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES APRIL 2011

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

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FOUR DIE IN OIL REFINERY MAINTENANCE EXPLOSION

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

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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

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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

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PILING RIG FATALITY IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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

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