Archive for December 2011

NEW HSE ASBESTOS LEARNING PACKAGE LAUNCHED

Posted on 29th December 2011
‘Hidden Killer’ campaign given fresh boost by new training initiative

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INQUEST: YOUNG MOTHER ELECTROCUTED IN FLAT

Posted on 29th December 2011
Unlawful killing verdict opens HSE and CPS consideration of criminal prosecution

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SAFETY HELMET SAVED LIFE OF MAINTENANCE WORKER

Posted on 29th December 2011
Major steel firm fined following roller shutter door collapse during repairs

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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CLIENT FINED AFTER FATAL FALL

Posted on 29th December 2011
Failure to check competence and properly plan work led to contractor death

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 28th DECEMBER 2011

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

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CABLE STRIKE VICTIM SUFFERS ‘SERIOUS PSYCHOLOGICAL HARM’

Posted on 28th December 2011
Refurb worker thrown across room after live electric cable damaged

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MECHANICAL FAILURE ON LORRY MOUNTED CHERRYPICKER

Posted on 26th December 2011
Cracks undetected by failure to implement thorough examination requirements

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INCIDENT: TOWER CRANE COLLAPSE CAUSES EVACUATION

Posted on 26th December 2011
Families evacuated after section of crane fails in ‘freak storm’

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 21st DECEMBER 2011

Posted on 22nd December 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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SEASONS GREETINGS TO ALL USERS OF OUR WEBSITE

Posted on 20th December 2011
Thanks for all your support in 2011 and our very best wishes for 2012

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FATALITY: CONTRACTOR FALL DURING FACTORY ROOF REFURB

Posted on 19th December 2011
Roofing contractor employee fell whilst working on industrial roof 

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BUILDING PRODUCTS FIRM FINED AFTER SUFFOCATION DEATH

Posted on 18th December 2011
Workman buried alive during maintenance work on materials hopper   

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FATALITY: ROOF FALL ON MANCHESTER INDUSTRIAL UNIT

Posted on 17th December 2011
Workman fell from roof at international transportation company premises

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MANAGING DIRECTOR £80k FINE FOLLOWS CRANE OVERTURN

Posted on 17th December 2011
Defective mobile overturned fatally injuring nearby construction workman

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THREE DIRECTORS PROSECUTED WITH THEIR COMPANIES

Posted on 15th December 2011
Prosecutions after fall from scaffold leaves workman confined to wheelchair

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COURT IMPOSES NEAR ‘MINIMUM’ FINES AFTER FOUR DEATHS

Posted on 14th December 2011
Safety failings resulted in loss of four lives in four separate coal mine incidents

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 14th DECEMBER 2011

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

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NEW YORK SCAFFOLDER RESCUED IN HIGH RISE DRAMA

Posted on 13th December 2011
Pictures and video capture scaffolder suspended in safety harness

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INDUSTRY BODIES PUBLISH USEFUL ONLINE RESOURCES

Posted on 13th December 2011
AIF provides seven free online work at height video tool box talks

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CHARGING FOR HSE VISITS FULL CONSULTATION FINDINGS

Posted on 13th December 2011
HSE considers public response to government Fee for Intervention proposals

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FRAGILE ROOF FALL ON BUILDING CONVERSION PROJECT

Posted on 13th December 2011
Workman ‘disappeared’ through roof during sheet and capping replacement

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CONSTRUCTION UNION HIGHLIGHTS FATALITY HOT SPOTS

Posted on 13th December 2011
UCATT concerned over increase in the number of deaths in selected regions

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HEFTY CLIENT FINE IMPOSED FOLLOWING FITTER FALL

Posted on 13th December 2011
Pipe fitter fell through suspended ceiling due to client and contractor failings   

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HSE CHIEF CHALLENGES INDUSTRY ON OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

Posted on 13th December 2011
Workforce ‘wellbeing’ has detracted from traditional construction health issues

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INCIDENT: STEP LADDER FALL LEAVES WORKMAN IN COMA

Posted on 9th December 2011
Low fall from ladder on major college project causes serious head injury

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FREE ONLINE MOBILE ACCESS TOWER TOOLBOX TALK VIDEOS

Posted on 9th December 2011
ASMA issues two free videos tackling low level access and fall protection advice

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MANAGER IN DOCK WITH COMPANY AFTER FIREBALL INCIDENT

Posted on 8th December 2011
Cable strike occurred despite manager awareness of guidance on precautions 

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COUNCIL FINED OVER POORLY GUARDED MACHINERY

Posted on 7th December 2011
Heating contractor suffered amputation of fingers in pump drive belt

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BUILDER AND DIRECTOR PROSECUTED AFTER 7M FALL

Posted on 7th December 2011

Property was being constructed without scaffold or any fall prevention

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES OCTOBER 2011

Posted on 7th December 2011
Latest HSE records reveal five construction related deaths during October 

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HSE LONDON 2012 SAFETY CASE STUDIES UPDATED

Posted on 7th December 2011
Construction safety solutions shared by HSE to support ODA legacy examples

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SCAFFOLDING COMPETENCE CARD SCHEME EXPLAINED

Posted on 7th December 2011
CISRS publish guides for clients and contractors engaging access contractors

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 7th DECEMBER 2011

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

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WORLD CLASS SAFETY CULTURE NEEDED FOR NUCLEAR WORK

Posted on 7th December 2011
Construction requires shift in ‘safety behaviours’ for new nuclear programme

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INCIDENT: UNPLANNED COLLAPSE ON DEMO PROJECT

Posted on 7th December 2011
Debris retained by scaffold sheeting as partial collapse triggers chaos

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INCIDENT: MOBILE CRANE OVERTURN ON MAJOR PROJECT

Posted on 5th December 2011
Investigators probe cause of mobile crane incident on London Tate Modern site

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FREE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH ADVICELINE FOR SMEs

Posted on 3rd December 2011
New NHS service seeks to promote the benefits of good health at work 

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NEW TIMBER FRAME CONSTRUCTION FIRE SAFETY GUIDANCE

Posted on 2nd December 2011
HSE backs UKTFA guidance on timber frame site fire risk management

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CHILD SERIOUSLY INJURED ON MAJOR HOMEBUILDER SITE

Posted on 1st December 2011
Unsecured site allowed access to unstable timber roof trusses in storage area

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MAJOR HIGHWAYS MAINTENANCE FIRMS PROSECUTED

Posted on 1st December 2011
Fatal fall from ‘cherry picker’ caused by lack of checks and maintenance 

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SERIOUS SAFETY PROBLEMS ON BASEMENT PROJECTS

Posted on 1st December 2011
HSE Inspectors take enforcement action on over a third of sites visited

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 30th NOVEMBER 2011

Posted on 1st December 2011
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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