Archive for February 2012

EMPLOYERS LIABILITY INSURANCE COMPLIANCE REPORT

Posted on 29th February 2012
Research suggests almost 20% of employers have no cover for workplace injury

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INCIDENT: PEDESTRIANS STRUCK BY FALLING PLASTERBOARD

Posted on 26th February 2012
Two women hospitalised after fall of material on London building site

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EUROPEAN AGENCY FOR H&S FUNDS ‘NAPO’ ANIMATIONS

Posted on 22nd February 2012
Films aim to provide ‘appetiser’ and break down national boundaries

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MAJOR PROJECT LEADS THE WAY ON CYCLIST SAFETY

Posted on 22nd February 2012
Crossrail procurement policy reduces serious risk to London cyclists

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HSE BLITZ ON REFURBISHMENT PROJECTS IN FULL FLOW

Posted on 22nd February 2012
Construction Inspectors clampdown on unsafe UK refurb work across UK

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UK CONTRACTORS LOOK TO IMPROVE CITY CYCLIST SAFETY

Posted on 17th February 2012
Majors collating examples of current cycle safety initiatives and technology

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MAJORS RAISE THE BAR ON SUPPLY CHAIN H&S TRAINING

Posted on 17th February 2012
UKCG insists on director, manager, supervisor and operator safety training

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DEMOLITION BODY PUBLISHES KEY SAFETY MESSAGES

Posted on 15th February 2012
National Demolition Training Group highlights demo hazards and good practice

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INQUEST: CORONER HALTS ‘WINDY BUILDING’ DEATH HEARING

Posted on 15th February 2012
Evidence on building design and construction reopens police investigation 

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES DECEMBER 2011

Posted on 10th February 2012
Latest HSE records reveal two construction related deaths during December 

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SAFE USE OF TELEHANDLERS FOR WORKING AT HEIGHT

Posted on 10th February 2012
Major plant manufacturer launches new telehandler platform options

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NEW INDUSTRY BODY LAUNCHED IN SCAFFOLDING SECTOR

Posted on 10th February 2012
Scaffolding Association inaugural meeting considers scaffolding ‘design issues’  

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR LAUNCHES SAFETY LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE

Posted on 8th February 2012
Safety Leadership programmes are key to maintaining safety improvements

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HUMAN COST OF CONSTRUCTION SAFETY FAILURES

Posted on 7th February 2012
HSE publish testimonies to the tragic cost of construction accidents and ill-health

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INCIDENT: ILFORD COLLAPSE SITE SUFFERS 8 HOUR BLAZE

Posted on 6th February 2012
Steel cutting operations ignited combustible materials on ill-fated site

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CALLS FOR HSE ACTION AFTER CRANE OIL LEAK DEATHS

Posted on 3rd February 2012
Father demands HSE answers after FAI hears of “box ticking” maintenance 

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REPORTING INJURIES AND DANGEROUS OCCURENCES GUIDE

Posted on 2nd February 2012
Free detailed guide on new RIDDOR reporting arrangements published by HSE

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HIGHWAYS AGENCY WARN OF TEMPERATURE ‘HIDDEN DANGERS’

Posted on 2nd February 2012
Be prepared to leave your vehicle after breakdown… whatever the weather!

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INCIDENT: UPDATE ON ILFORD BUILDING COLLAPSE

Posted on 2nd February 2012
Contractor reports that site now safe and HSE investigation commenced

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INCIDENT: FIVE STOREY BUILDING COLLAPSE

Posted on 1st February 2012
Workers escape disaster as steel frame structure collapses after topping out 

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