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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BASIC WELFARE ABSENT ON ERRANT BUILDING PROJECT

Posted on 31st January 2012
Prosecution follows company failure to heed warnings on welfare

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DIRECTOR AND CONTRACTOR FINED OVER CRANE DEATH

Posted on 31st January 2012
Crawler crane overturned on poorly managed construction site in London

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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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ERRONEOUS USE OF LIFTING EQUIPMENT ENDS IN TRAGEDY

Posted on 28th January 2012
Young workman died after unsafe system trapped in him in block grab jaws   

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AUSTRALIA DAY TOWER CRANE ‘PRANK’ CLAIMS LIFE

Posted on 27th January 2012
Young man fell 45m to his death after climbing tower crane on Sydney site 

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SCAFFOLDER LOSES LIVELIHOOD AFTER FRAGILE ROOF FALL

Posted on 26th January 2012
Failure to properly plan and prepare for job ends in life changing injuries 

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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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CLIENT FINED FOR FAILURE TO CHECK PROJECT SAFETY PROGRESS

Posted on 25th January 2012
Contractors and client prosecuted after errors over obvious fall risks

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 25th JANUARY 2012

Posted on 25th January 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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UNLOADING STEEL FROM VEHICLE ENDED IN TRAGEDY

Posted on 24th January 2012
Driver crushed between load and vehicle during delivery operation using FLT

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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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INQUEST: WORKMAN STRUCK BY REVERSING VEHICLE

Posted on 24th January 2012
Jury hears of precautions required to manage vehicles on shop project 

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DRIVER EJECTED THROUGH EXCAVATOR WINDOW

Posted on 24th January 2012
Contractor prosecuted after mobile plant struck bridge on M1 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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INCIDENT: WORKMAN STRUCK BY EXCAVATOR FALLS 6M

Posted on 22nd January 2012
Injured construction worker suffers “potentially life threatening” injuries

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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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NETWORK RAIL TO FACE PROSECUTION OVER DERAILMENT

Posted on 19th January 2012
Rail regulator prosecutes Network Rail for Grayrigg train derailment

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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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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 18th JANUARY 2012

Posted on 18th January 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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HEFTY FINE IMPOSED FOR IGNORING HSE AND CDM-C ADVICE

Posted on 17th January 2012
Failures cost company over £50k and company secretary gains ‘criminal’ record 

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PRISON SENTENCE FOLLOWS FRAGILE ROOF FALL DEATH

Posted on 17th January 2012

Workman fell through fragile roof sheet during factory refurb work

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WORKER PUNISHED FOR UNAUTHORISED PLANT OPERATION

Posted on 17th January 2012
Untrained demo workman crushed co-worker after losing control of excavator 

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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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SUPERVISOR AND CRANE FIRM FINES FOLLOW FATALITY

Posted on 15th January 2012
Lifting operation failures ended in tragedy and crane contractor pays £1/4m

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PROPERTY DEVELOPER FAILINGS LED TO LABOURER DEATH

Posted on 15th January 2012
Businessman fined over £100k following worker death seven months after fall 

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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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MINIMAL FINE IMPOSED AFTER CONTRACTOR IGNORES NOTICE

Posted on 13th January 2012
Roofing contractor caught on camera failed heed prohibition call

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 11th JANUARY 2012

Posted on 12th January 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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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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VEHICLE CRANE FAILURES LEAVE WORKER PARALYSED

Posted on 10th January 2012
Defective catch, poor training and slinging practice caused life changing incident

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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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FIRM FINED FOLLOWING FALL THROUGH FRAGILE ROOF

Posted on 9th January 2012
Work near fragile roof in glasshouse valley gutter not properly planned

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR ALERT FOLLOWS CRANE INCIDENT

Posted on 8th January 2012
Mobile crane overturn investigation progress and findings made public

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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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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 4th JANUARY 2012

Posted on 4th January 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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