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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FIRM FINED AFTER LONE WORKING FITTER LADDER FALL

Posted on 27th November 2011
Glazing contractor prosecuted following ‘unfooted’ ladder fall incident

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PROSECUTION: REVERSING LORRY INCIDENT IN DEPOT

Posted on 27th November 2011
Logistics firm fined after workman crushed between reversing lorry and wall

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CONTRACTORS PROSECUTED AFTER DUMPER TRUCK INJURY

Posted on 27th November 2011
Dumper driven over workman as he cleaned shuttering on site traffic route

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FATALITY: EXCAVATOR OPERATOR DROWNED

Posted on 23rd November 2011
Plant operator died at quarry site after excavator toppled into deep water

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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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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 23rd NOVEMBER 2011

Posted on 23rd November 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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UNIVERSITY EXPOSED STAFF AND STUDENTS TO ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 22nd November 2011
Asbestos surveys over number of years failed to prompt remedial action

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FARM BUILDING SUPPLIER IN COURT WITH CONTRACTOR

Posted on 22nd November 2011
Fall from makeshift access platform triggers double prosecution

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FATALITY: TRENCH COLLAPSE

Posted on 18th November 2011
Recovery of deceased workman delayed because of ongoing stability risk

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COLLAPSE CAUSED BY INADEQUATE STABILITY MEASURES

Posted on 17th November 2011
Contractors fined after scaffolding crashed onto vehicles at trading estate

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CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER PROSECUTION TRIAL DATE SET

Posted on 17th November 2011
CMCH and director manslaughter charges triggered by fall through roof death

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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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ELECTRIC CABLE EXPLOSION LEAVES WORKMAN SCARRED

Posted on 16th November 2011
Company failed to carry out essential steps when excavating near services

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REAL LIFE STORIES ON THE EFFECTS OF ASBESTOS AT WORK

Posted on 16th November 2011
Christopher MorganHard hitting personal case studies show the grim reality of asbestos exposure

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 16th NOVEMBER 2011

Posted on 16th November 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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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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INJURY TOLL FROM ROOFLIGHT FALLS CONTINUES UNABATED

Posted on 15th November 2011
Workman ‘cheats’ death in 5m fall through rooflight on agricultural building

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CONTRACTOR FINED FOR FAILURE TO REPORT FALL INJURY

Posted on 15th November 2011
Roof fall highlights importance of planning and supervision on smaller sites

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COLLAPSE SHOWS DANGER OF UNREGULATED CONTRACTORS

Posted on 15th November 2011
Scaffold collapse caused by incompetent staff, inadequate design and tieing 

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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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MEMBER OF PUBLIC BLOWS WHISTLE ON DANGEROUS PRACTICES

Posted on 14th November 2011
Contractor ‘snapped’ by passerby prosecuted for unsafe work on industrial unit

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INQUEST: EXCAVATION WAS A ‘TICKING TIMEBOMB’

Posted on 11th November 2011
Young man died in collapsing trench on homes project run by his father

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FATALITY: PLANT RELATED DEATH ON DEMOLITION SITE

Posted on 10th November 2011
Workman has died in incident at former Cadbury factory involving ‘digger’ 

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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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TRADESMAN PROSECUTED OVER PREMATURE ASBESTOS WORK

Posted on 9th November 2011
Carpenter proceeded to remove AIB partition based on erroneous assumption

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 9th NOVEMBER 2011

Posted on 9th November 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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SUSPENDED PRISON TERM FOR ERRANT ROOFING CONTRACTORS

Posted on 8th November 2011
Office worker injured by roll of felt falling through building roof light

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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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LPG FUELED FIREBALL ENGULFED WORKMAN IN EXCAVATION

Posted on 4th November 2011
Contractor prosecuted after excavator stuck LPG pipe triggering explosion

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HEFTY COST FOR THREE WEEKS OF CONTRACTOR FAILURE

Posted on 4th November 2011
Workmen and the public put at risk during unsafe work on warehouse roof

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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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SECOND TOWER CRANE RESCUE IN TWO WEEK PERIOD

Posted on 2nd November 2011
Emergency services perform successful recovery of tower crane erector

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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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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 2nd NOVEMBER 2011

Posted on 2nd November 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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FATAL FALL AFTER FAILURE TO ACT ON HSE ADVICE

Posted on 1st November 2011
Contractor prosecution follows worker death two years after fragile roof fall

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