Archive for January 2012

HSE REFURBISHMENT INSPECTION INITIATIVE ON THE WAY

Posted on 31st January 2012
Inspectors to focus on unsafe refurb projects during coming months

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FATALITY: WORKMAN FELL TO DEATH ON REFURB SITE

Posted on 31st January 2012
Workmen fell from the roof of the building under renovation

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FATALITY: SCAFFOLDER FALL DURING PLANT SHUTDOWN

Posted on 30th January 2012
Contractor fell to his death during company annual maintenance period

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STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY PUBLISHES LATEST NEWSLETTER

Posted on 25th January 2012
SCOSS latest includes reports and expert comment on structural safety 

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INCIDENT: GAS EXPLOSION FEAR IN LIVERPOOL CITY CENTRE

Posted on 24th January 2012
Pipe damage and gas release causes scare on city centre construction project

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UNIONS PUT CASE FOR STRONG SIMPLE SAFETY REGULATION

Posted on 24th January 2012
TUC criticises Prime Minister for destroying ‘health and safety consensus’

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FATALITIES: FOUR DIE IN TWO UAE SCAFFOLD COLLAPSES

Posted on 21st January 2012
Scaffolding collapsed like a “pack of cards” during painting and cleaning ops

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DOUBT CAST ON VALUE OF SELF-REPORTED ILLNESS DATA

Posted on 20th January 2012
Review on the validity and reliability of self-reported work-related illness

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NEW GUIDANCE ON INJURY AND INCIDENT REPORTING

Posted on 18th January 2012
Advice for businesses on RIDDOR changes coming into force from 6 April 2012

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES NOVEMBER 2011

Posted on 17th January 2012
Latest HSE records reveal four construction related deaths during November 

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STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY WARNING TO ENGINEERS

Posted on 13th January 2012
Olympics and other events prompt SCOSS alert on temporary structures

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DEMOLITION FEDERATION ISSUE REVISED CRUSHER GUIDE

Posted on 10th January 2012
NFDC publication aims to provide demolition industry specific standard

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INDUSTRY BODY CALLS FOR LEGAL CHANGE ON ‘COMPETENCE’

Posted on 10th January 2012
NASC urges replacing ‘competent’ with ‘qualified’ in new work at height regs

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SYSTEM FOR CHALLENGING H&S INSPECTOR ADVICE GOES LIVE

Posted on 10th January 2012
Advisory panel will examine complaints over incorrect or disproportionate advice 

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PRIME MINISTER CONDEMNS ‘TIDE OF RISK ASSESSMENT FORMS’

Posted on 6th January 2012
Government promises to free SMEs from stranglehold of H&S red tape

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CIVIL ENGINEERS EXPRESS CONCERNS OVER CDM 2007

Posted on 6th January 2012
ICE report on problems with coordinator competence and design uncertainty 

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