Archive for November 2011

GOVERNMENT REVIEW CASTS DOUBT ON CDM EFFECTIVENESS

Posted on 28th November 2011
CDM and work at height regs to be reviewed and tower crane regs revoked

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HSE CHARGING REGIME CONSULTATION EARLY FINDINGS

Posted on 27th November 2011
Construction industry hears of concerns over CDM 2007 “fee for intervention”

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HELICOPTER WRECKED AS ROTA BLADES STRIKE SCAFFOLD

Posted on 23rd November 2011
Dramatic New Zealand video footage of crashing helicopter caught in cables

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INDUSTRY BODY NEW TRAINING TO REDUCE LADDER INJURIES

Posted on 23rd November 2011
Ladder Association launches course for those managing ladder use and users

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INQUIRY LAUNCHED INTO CONSTRUCTION HGV DEATHS

Posted on 23rd November 2011
Seven London cyclist deaths in 2011 involved construction related vehicles

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LEADERSHIP AND INVOLVEMENT KEY TO 21st CENTURY SUCCESS

Posted on 17th November 2011
Hardware and procedures alone are insufficient to sustain long term progress

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HSE SEEK WORK-HOME LINK TO REDUCE FALL DEATH-INJURY

Posted on 16th November 2011
Construction long term safety plan looks to engage wider society

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INQUEST: PAINTER DIED THREE YEARS AFTER FALL

Posted on 16th November 2011
Mystery surrounds presence of ‘unsuitable flimsy domestic ladder’ on site

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PICTURES REVEAL CONSTRUCTION MARVEL IN CHINA

Posted on 15th November 2011
Workers building sightseeing footpath on the slopes of Shifou Mountain

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HSE TARGETS PREVENTION OF BASEMENT PROJECT DEATHS

Posted on 10th November 2011
Blitz of capital basement projects launched to improve safety standards

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR TAKES DECISIVE ACTON ON MEWP SAFETY

Posted on 10th November 2011
Skanska to ban boom type MEWPS not fitted with added anti-crush protection

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FATALITY: FALL FROM HEIGHT

Posted on 10th November 2011
Workman has fallen to his death from building on Exeter retail centre

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FALSEWORK COLLAPSE DURING CONCRETE POUR IN NEW YORK

Posted on 9th November 2011
Incident picture illustrates potential for catastrophe in a falsework collapse

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES SEPTEMBER 2011

Posted on 8th November 2011
Latest HSE records reveal five construction related deaths during September 

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LADDER SAFETY DEMONSTRATION FAILS THE TEST

Posted on 8th November 2011
Egg on face as contractor efforts to improve ladder safety ends in comic video  

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DRIVING FOR WORK: PREPARING FOR WINTER CONDITIONS

Posted on 8th November 2011
Highways Agency provides useful driver advice on ‘Making Time for Winter’

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HSE REVISITS UNSUCCESSFUL SMALL PROJECT STRATEGY

Posted on 4th November 2011
Inspectors report safety advances have not ‘trickled down’ to smaller sites  

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FATALITY: FALL THROUGH FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT

Posted on 4th November 2011
Joiner has died in fall through rooflight during work to repair leak

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PROPERTY AGENT PROSECUTED OVER ASBESTOS EXPOSURE

Posted on 4th November 2011
Company failed to assess work and make workman asbestos aware

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CONSTRUCTION INJURY AND ILL-HEATH STATISTICS 2010/11

Posted on 2nd November 2011
HSE statistics show injuries falling whilst ‘cancer registrations’ are high

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HSE SAFETY NOTICE: MOBILE CRUSHING PLANT

Posted on 2nd November 2011
Action required to prevent unintended movement of mobile crusher tracks 

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