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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WORKMAN STRUCK BY OBJECT FALLING FROM SCAFFOLD

Posted on 29th September 2011
Missing scaffold brick guards a ‘greater offence’ than failure to use helmet

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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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ASBESTOS CEMENT SAFE WORKING PRACTICES NOT FOLLOWED

Posted on 28th September 2011
Demolition contractor failed to heed warnings on safe removal of AC sheeting

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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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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 28th SEPTEMBER 2011

Posted on 28th September 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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MASSIVE FINES IMPOSED FOR ASBESTOS FAILINGS

Posted on 27th September 2011
National retailer sentenced over asbestos risk to shoppers and workers

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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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WORKMAN CATAPULTED FROM TELEHANDLER BUCKET

Posted on 22nd September 2011
Dismantling operation involved work from an ‘unsuitable attachment’

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POWER PLANT CONTRACTOR FAILED TO PROVIDE SAFE SYSTEM

Posted on 22nd September 2011
Workman drowned after falling into water sump during maintenance task 

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RELIANCE ON ‘CUSTOM AND PRACTICE’ ENDS IN COURT

Posted on 22nd September 2011
Collapse of refrigeration unit triggered fall of workman from tower scaffold

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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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SCAFFOLDER AND FIRM FINED OVER UNSTABLE SCAFFOLD

Posted on 21st September 2011
Handover of unsecured scaffolding put building workers lives at risk

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HIGHWAYS WORKMAN PROSECUTED OVER CHILD INJURY

Posted on 21st September 2011
Employer not ‘blamed’ by HSE as workman provided with proper training

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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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BUILDER PROSECUTED FOR NOTICE NON-COMPLIANCE

Posted on 21st September 2011
Lenient sentence after improvements not made on asbestos and competence 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 21st SEPTEMBER 2011

Posted on 21st September 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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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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FIRM FINED AFTER ELECTRICAL EXPLOSION BURNS WORKMAN

Posted on 16th September 2011
Disastrous assumption made by contractor highlights need for proper enquiries

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BUILDING OWNER PROSECUTED OVER LACK OF INFORMATION

Posted on 15th September 2011
Client escapes with low fine after contractor disturbs crocidolite asbestos

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COURT TAKES DIM VIEW OF UNSAFE ROOFWORK

Posted on 15th September 2011
Roof cleaning contractor pays price of ‘blatant disregard’ for safety  

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INCIDENT: ROOF COLLAPSE CAPTURED ON VIDEO

Posted on 15th September 2011
Roof collapses on parked cars in high winds on construction project 

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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 ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 14th SEPTEMBER 2011

Posted on 14th September 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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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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UNSAFE INDUSTRIAL ROOFWORK CAPTURED ON CAMERA

Posted on 9th September 2011
Workmen put a risk by failure to properly assess and manage high risk roofwork

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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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INCIDENT: ROOF FALL ON MAJOR RESIDENTIAL PROJECT

Posted on 9th September 2011
Builder “lucky to be alive” after roof fall on social housing site

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SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED AFTER COLLAPSE

Posted on 9th September 2011
False floor dropped 4m under 150 guests at marquee wedding breakfast

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LOCAL AUTHORITY AND CONTRACTOR PARTNERS PROSECUTED

Posted on 9th September 2011
Asbestos insulation board removed in wheelbarrow into open-topped van

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PROJECT SITE MANAGER FINED FOR ‘EAGERNESS’

Posted on 8th September 2011
Manager instructed unsafe use of heavy-duty concrete core drill 

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NASC SAFETY REPORT: MEMBERSHIP UP AND INJURIES DOWN

Posted on 7th September 2011
Industry scaffolding and access body annual safety report published

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 7th SEPTEMBER 2011

Posted on 7th September 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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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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WORKMAN DIED DURING EXCAVATOR MAINTENANCE

Posted on 7th September 2011
Weight fell from machine frame during flawed dismantling operation 

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REFURB FIRM AND LOCAL COUNCIL FINED OVER ASBESTOS

Posted on 7th September 2011
Dust from asbestos ceiling tile removal spread throughout building

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HOMEBUILDERS FINED OVER APPALLING SITE STANDARDS

Posted on 7th September 2011
Miracle’ that nobody injured by shocking example of bad management

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POWER GIANT FINED OVER OVERHEAD LINE FATALITY

Posted on 7th September 2011
Electrical linesman electrocuted during removal of transformer by crane 

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FRAGILE ROOF FALL DURING COLLEGE DEMO PROJECT

Posted on 7th September 2011
PC and contractor prosecuted after workman injured in fall through roof

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 31st AUGUST 2011

Posted on 7th September 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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