Archive for September 2011

ROAD DEATHS AND CASUALTIES FALL DRAMATICALLY

Posted on 29th September 2011
Deaths on the road tumble by 17% in 2010 despite small fall in traffic levels

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HEATING AND VENTILATING INDUSTRY BODY FREE TRAINING

Posted on 29th September 2011
HVCA supports ‘Safe Maintenance’ campaign with free seminars for all

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HSE CONSTRUCTION FAQS UPDATED PRIOR TO ‘SHUTDOWN’

Posted on 28th September 2011
New and updated web pages published before HSE Infoline closes

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FATALITY: CONSTRUCTION PLANT ENGINEER DEATH

Posted on 28th September 2011
Engineer crushed by falling equipment at hoist and access company premises

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NEW MERGED WEBSITE FOR STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODIES

Posted on 28th September 2011
Structural safety intelligence sources now located on integrated website

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LADDER FALL INJURY DATA REVEALS REAL IMPROVEMENT

Posted on 28th September 2011
Industry body highlights 11 per cent decline in ladder fall reported injuries

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ROADWORKER SAFETY ON MOTORWAYS AND HIGH SPEED ROADS

Posted on 26th September 2011
Review of current guidance suggests time up for crossing motorways on foot 

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RESCUE FROM HEIGHT AFTER FALL ON SCAFFOLDING

Posted on 23rd September 2011
Fire and rescue secure men with aerial platform after ‘fall through’ scaffolding

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FREE ASBESTOS AWARENESS TRAINING SESSIONS

Posted on 21st September 2011
HSE and asbestos training providers commence provision of free training

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WORKING WELL TOGETHER/HSE EVENTS OCTOBER 2011

Posted on 21st September 2011
Free forthcoming events on health and safety in the construction industry

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NEW GUIDE ON NAIL GUN SAFETY FOR US CONTRACTORS

Posted on 21st September 2011
Regulators in USA issues guidance on the safe use of nail guns in construction  

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SCAFFOLD COLLAPSES ON BUS IN HARLEM NEW YORK

Posted on 21st September 2011
Pictures of scaffold collapse incident that injured seventeen people 

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INCIDENT: FALL FROM SCAFFOLD

Posted on 21st September 2011
Workman in serious condition after 10m fall from scaffolding

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INCIDENT: COLLAPSE TRAPS WORKMAN

Posted on 21st September 2011
Falling roof trusses on home build site cause serious injuries

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INDUSTRY ISSUES NEW GUIDANCE ON MEWP STABILITY

Posted on 16th September 2011
IPAF launch campaign on use of spreader plates with MEWP outriggers

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PARALYSED WORKMANS’ PLEA TO SMALLER BUILDERS

Posted on 16th September 2011
Construction worker paralysed in fall urges others to stay safe

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STAIRCASE AND LANDING EDGE PROTECTION SOLUTIONS

Posted on 14th September 2011
Recent incidents highlight risk from open edges at staircase landings

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CONSTRUCTION UNION EXPRESS FIT-OUT SAFETY CONCERNS

Posted on 14th September 2011
UCATT highlight implication of recent Westfield Centre incidents

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HSE STARTS SHUT DOWN OF TELEPHONE CONTACT

Posted on 12th September 2011
New incident reporting arrangements herald HSE telephone line closure

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DRIVER AWARENESS OF ROADWORKER SAFETY IMPROVES

Posted on 10th September 2011
Motorists urged to drive safely through roadworks to cut death and injury toll

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES JULY 2011

Posted on 9th September 2011
Latest release of HSE records reveal seven construction related deaths in July 

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FATALITY: STAIRS DEATH AT CONCRETE WORKS

Posted on 9th September 2011
Completed pre-cast stairs collapsed on workman during polishing operation 

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IDENTIFICATION OF ILLEGAL TOWER CRANES

Posted on 9th September 2011
CECE guidance on dealing with illegal tower cranes now published 

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HSE CALLS FOR FREE ASBESTOS TRAINING ‘PLEDGES’

Posted on 7th September 2011
Industry and HSE seek ‘Big Society’ help in tackling asbestos death toll

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