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STAIRCASE AND LANDING EDGE PROTECTION SOLUTIONS

Recent incidents highlight risk from open edges at staircase landings

A home builder was prosecuted recently after a labourer fractured his ribs when he fell from the edge of a temporary staircase.  The workman was carrying doors when he stepped from the edge of the half-landing falling nearly 3m.

There are proprietary solutions available to help manage this risk on both home building and commercial construction projects.

Compco Safety Systems supply fall prevention systems for commercial and residential construction sites.  The company states that their “robust designs are cost-effective, versatile and easy to use, with the reassurance of full compliance to BS EN 13374 Temporary Edge Protection Standards.”

The products are manufactured in the UK and all component parts are produced by a quality assured ISO 9001 approved supplier. A complete service is provided from site specific design solutions, surveys plus product training and advice and technical back-up.

Latest Construction Health and Safety News

SCAFFOLD INSPECTORS ISSUED FALSIFIED CERTIFICATES

Prosecution for two after workman fell from illegitimately signed off scaffold

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Posted on 25th September 2017

REVERSING EXCAVATOR CRUSHED WORKMAN

Lack of management system to segregate pedestrians and vehicles

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Posted on 21st September 2017

CLIENT FINED £2.5 MILLION AFTER CONTRACTOR DEATH

Fatal fall through roof leaves client responsible for massive fine

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Posted on 21st September 2017

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 20th SEPT 2017

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Posted on 20th September 2017

NEW EDGE PROTECTION INSTALLATION TRAINING

Trade body launches CSCS backed edge protection installer qualification

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Posted on 18th September 2017

GOVERNMENT CALLS FOR ACTION ON ILL-HEALTH

Business leaders accept charge of inaction on work-related ill-health

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Posted on 18th September 2017

FIRM FAILED TO ENFORCE FORK LIFT SEAT BELT USE

Operator suffered fatal crush injuries after FLT overturned

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Posted on 18th September 2017

DIRECTOR AND FOREMAN JAILED OVER FATAL FALL

Failure to act on HSE advice ended in gross negligence manslaughter

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Posted on 18th September 2017

PRISON SENTENCE FOR ROOFING CONTRACTOR

Council H&S officers reported dangerous roof work to HSE

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Posted on 14th September 2017

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 14th SEPT 2017

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Posted on 14th September 2017

LADDER STANDARDS MOVE UP A RUNG OR TWO

Ladder Association guide to fundamental changes in ladder standard

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Posted on 12th September 2017

SILICA (RCS) DUST LIMIT – THE ONLY WAY IS DOWN?

US regulator cuts RCS exposure standard to half UK limit

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Posted on 12th September 2017

SAFE2TORCH – REDUCING FLAT ROOF FIRE RISK

Industry body seeks to reduce ‘torch’ triggered fires at design stage

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Posted on 8th September 2017

FIRM AND DIRECTOR SENTENCED OVER GAS RISK

Poorly planned extension prevented effective gas venting

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Posted on 7th September 2017

£1 MILLION CLIENT FINE FOLLOWS FATAL FALL

Electrician died after fall from step ladder provided by client

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Posted on 7th September 2017

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 6th SEPT 2017

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Posted on 7th September 2017

HAVS HEALTH CHECK PROMPTS HSE PROSECUTION

Assessment of vibration exposure and control measures found wanting

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Posted on 7th September 2017

HSE LUNG DISEASE SUMMIT TARGETS SILICA DUST (RCS)

Regulator starts major initiative on lung disease in construction

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Posted on 1st September 2017

HSE COST RECOVERY NOW “FULLY INDEPENDENT”

hselogo1New Fee for Intervention disputes procedure now in place

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Posted on 1st September 2017

CLIENT FINED AS CDM 2015 PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR

Failure by client to appoint attracts PC duties by default

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Posted on 30th August 2017

JOINER PARALYSED AFTER FALL THROUGH JOISTS

Fall prevention and risk minimisation measures not taken

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Posted on 30th August 2017

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 30th AUG 2017

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Posted on 30th August 2017

COMPLAINT COSTS CONTRACTOR £145,000 IN FINES

HSE prosecute CDM 2015 Principal Contractor over risk without injury

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Posted on 29th August 2017

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 23rd AUG 2017

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Posted on 23rd August 2017

HSE CONSTRUCTION FATALITY RECORDS: Q1 2017/18

Latest HSE fatality records reveal four (4) deaths in first three months

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Posted on 23rd August 2017
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