Archive for October 2011

LONDON 2012 SAFETY BASED ON ‘COLLABORATIVE’ APPROACH

Posted on 28th October 2011
Success comes from involvement, ‘fair’ blame culture, recognition and leadership 

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MANUFACTURERS ISSUE WARNING ON HSE COST RECOVERY

Posted on 26th October 2011
Minor oversights have potential to destroy company and HSE relationships 

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR AND UNIONS WORK ON SAFETY INITIATIVE

Posted on 26th October 2011
Kier launch workforce survey and consultation as part EU ‘maintenance’ week

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MANAGING PAVING, ROAD AND HIGHWAYS HEALTH RISKS

Posted on 21st October 2011
HSE seek working group members to improve health through supply chain

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INCIDENT: NAILGUN “FREAK” INCIDENT

Posted on 21st October 2011
Six-inch nail embeds into body of workman during staircase repair

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STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY PUBLISHES LATEST NEWSLETTER

Posted on 20th October 2011
Reports and expert comment on a range of structural safety issues and incidents

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US ‘PREVENTION THROUGH DESIGN’ STANDARD PUBLISHED

Posted on 20th October 2011

New standard aims to improve avoidance of risk through design on US projects

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OLYMPICS BUILD TEAM SHARE HEALTH AND SAFETY LEGACY

Posted on 18th October 2011
New ODA website contains useful best practice on construction safety

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HSE UPDATE FALL FAQS AFTER PHONE LINE CLOSURE

Posted on 14th October 2011
Falls from height updated web pages published after HSE Infoline shutdown

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FATALITY: CONTRACTOR STRUCK ON LONDON STREET

Posted on 14th October 2011
Utilities worker died whilst working for water company near ‘manhole’

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ASBESTOS PLEURAL PLAQUE SUFFERS WIN PARTIAL VICTORY

Posted on 13th October 2011
Supreme Court overturns Lords ruling on pleural plaque damages in Scotland

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INCIDENT: WALL COLLAPSE ON MAJOR SCHOOLS PROJECT

Posted on 12th October 2011
Substantial section of wall fell on Sheffield pavement adjacent to bus stop

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IMPROVING SITE SAFETY WHILST CUTTING PROJECT COSTS

Posted on 11th October 2011
Effective coordination early in project design secures safety of all at lower cost

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NEW APPOINTMENT BY HEIGHT SAFETY GROUP

Posted on 11th October 2011
Work at height specialist announces appointment of former HSE expert 

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STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE LEAVES TWELVE DEAD IN CHINA

Posted on 9th October 2011
Concrete car park structure collapses on major construction project

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SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT BUILDING SAFETY SCARES

Posted on 9th October 2011
Roof safety systems corroded and concerns over stability of granite cladding   

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES AUGUST 2011

Posted on 7th October 2011
Latest HSE records reveal drop in construction related deaths during August 

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INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE IN LONDON

Posted on 5th October 2011
Pictures show scale of potential disaster on busy Fulham high street 

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HSE SEEK TO SPREAD OLYMPICS BEST PRACTICE

Posted on 4th October 2011
ODA Safety Chief offers insight into achieving “outstanding” safety performance 

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