Archive for August 2011

TOWER CRANE EMERGENCY RESCUE CAPTURED ON VIDEO

Posted on 26th August 2011
Workman rescued from US tower crane after injury during maintenance

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SUSPENDED PRISON SENTENCE FOLLOWS ROOF FALL FATALITY

Posted on 26th August 2011
Contractor failed to provide for the safety of workman who suffered stroke

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INCIDENT: TEMPORARY ROOF COLLAPSE INJURES FOUR

Posted on 25th August 2011
Mystery surrounds cause of roof incident on new school academy project  

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INCIDENT: WORKMAN CRUSHED BY STEELWORK

Posted on 24th August 2011
Serious accident on major new refuse and recycling project site

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 24th AUGUST 2011

Posted on 24th August 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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INNOVATIVE PERSONAL HAZARD WARNING DEVICE

Posted on 22nd August 2011
Helmet mounted buzzer warns of static or moving construction site hazards 

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LIFTING OPERATION ENDANGERS BUS PASSENGERS

Posted on 19th August 2011
Steel re-bar injures young child on bus upper deck in London suburb

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RECALCITRANT ROOFING CONTRACTOR RISKED LIVES

Posted on 17th August 2011
Roof coating work carried out unsafely despite extensive previous HSE advice

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 17th AUGUST 2011

Posted on 17th August 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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SATELLITE DISH INSTALLER FATAL FALL FROM ROOF

Posted on 16th August 2011
Firm failed to check competence of engineer and is now in liquidation 

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HSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM STANDARD TO BE REVISED

Posted on 16th August 2011
New safety management system designed for greater clarity on compliance

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FATALITY: MOBILE CRANE OVERTURNS ON ACCESS ROAD

Posted on 16th August 2011
Mobile crane driver fatally injured on road near wind farm project site

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SWIFTER JUSTICE FOR BEREAVED FAMILIES COMES CLOSER

Posted on 12th August 2011
Death at work rule change makes prosecutions prior to inquest more likely

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‘TRICKLE DOWN’ STRATEGY FAILS TO IMPROVE SMALLER SITES

Posted on 12th August 2011
Two-tier standards of construction industry safety management now emerging

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HSE INSPECTORS OPPOSE ‘FEE FOR INTERVENTION’ PROPOSALS

Posted on 12th August 2011
Relationships between construction industry and HSE inspectors in peril

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CLIENT FAILED TO MONITOR WORK OF MINOR CONTRACTOR

Posted on 11th August 2011
Fall through fragile roof exposes client management deficiencies

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR FINED OVER ASBESTOS ERRORS

Posted on 11th August 2011
Post-fire refurbishment project not subject to required asbestos survey

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JUST A BIT OF FUN

Posted on 11th August 2011
Novel use of excavator bucket to provide high quality site welfare facilities!

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FORTH BRIDGE PAINTING CUT BY THREE FOURTHS

Posted on 10th August 2011
Innovative paint selection produces ‘win win’ on long-running safety issue

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FATALITY: DEMOLITION DEATH INVOLVING MEWP

Posted on 10th August 2011
Demo workman using cherry picker crushed against steel structure

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INCIDENT:WORKMAN ON SCHOOLS ROOF PROJECT INJURED

Posted on 10th August 2011
Builder working on a school roof airlifted to hospital after fall

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DIRECTOR PROSECUTED OVER DEATH OF CHILD

Posted on 10th August 2011
Company director faces manslaughter charge over collapsing wall fatality

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TRIPLE PROSECUTION AFTER ASBESTOS RELEASED IN OFFICE

Posted on 10th August 2011
Series of failings uncovered during refurbishment project in city centre

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 10th AUGUST 2011

Posted on 10th August 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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REDUCING ILL HEALTH IN PAVING ROAD AND HIGHWAYS WORK

Posted on 7th August 2011
HSE to launch new industry supply chain project on health issues 

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES JUNE 2011

Posted on 6th August 2011
Latest release of HSE records reveals deaths in double digits during June 

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FALL THROUGH FRAGILE ROOF DURING OVER-ROOFING PROJECT

Posted on 3rd August 2011
Contractor failed to properly plan and supervise high risk roofwork

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PUBLIC RISK FROM DUST AND RESPIRABLE CRYSTALLINE SILICA

Posted on 3rd August 2011
Low levels reported but demolition and cut-off saws may still be a ‘problem’ 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 3rd AUGUST 2011

Posted on 3rd August 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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FIRE SAFETY RISK ASSESSOR JAILED FOR 8 MONTHS

Posted on 2nd August 2011
Business owner and assessor imprisoned for fire safety offences

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UCATT WARNING ON CONSTRUCTION SKIN CANCER RISK

Posted on 2nd August 2011
Study report prompts construction trades union to call for decisive action

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SECURING A POSITIVE ‘H&S CLIMATE’ IN ORGANISATIONS

Posted on 2nd August 2011
Safety culture change could be the key to improving action and performance

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HEALTH & SAFETY PRACTITIONERS RESPOND TO GOVT REVIEW

Posted on 2nd August 2011
IOSH members declare CDM 2007 a success but simplification required

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TIMBER FRAME BUILDING FIRE RISK DEBATE

Posted on 2nd August 2011
Trade body calls for withdrawal of “misleading and inaccurate report”

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