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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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 29th FEBRUARY 2012

Posted on 29th February 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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LARGE FINE IMPOSED AFTER UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 28th February 2012
Severe burns were caused by failure to devise and implement safe systems

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PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR FAILED TO ‘PLAN MANAGE & MONITOR’

Posted on 28th February 2012
Tower scaffold fall reveals management failures by PC and Contractor

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CLIENT AND DIRECTOR FINED OVER ASBESTOS BREACHES

Posted on 26th February 2012
AIB disposed as AC on refurb project despite asbestos survey warning

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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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FIRM FINED FOR MANUAL HANDLING BLOCK AND BEAM WORK

Posted on 26th February 2012
Potentially dangerous manual handling work should have been avoided

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SENTENCING IN HEALTH AND SAFETY PROSECUTIONS

Posted on 22nd February 2012
Appeal against sentence in Scotland highlights importance of submission detail 

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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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PROPERTY MANAGER PROSECUTED OVER ASBESTOS FAILURES

Posted on 22nd February 2012
Steps not taken to discover whether asbestos was present and risk managed

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 22 FEBRUARY 2012

Posted on 22nd February 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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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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FATALITY: EXCAVATOR RELATED DEATH ON FORMER RAF BASE

Posted on 17th February 2012
Inquest opened after man trapped beneath digger suffers fatal multiple injuries

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REFURB LADDER FALL INJURY REVEALS UNSAFE ROOFWORK

Posted on 17th February 2012
Workman suffered serious injury in 7m fall whilst accessing unguarded roof

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WARNING OF FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT RISK IS INSUFFICIENT

Posted on 17th February 2012
Vehicle repair firm prosecuted over fatal fall during roof sign erection 

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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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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 15 FEBRUARY 2012

Posted on 15th February 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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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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LACK OF ASBESTOS SURVEY AND AWARENESS ENDS IN COURT

Posted on 10th February 2012
Work on AIB in uncontrolled manner exposed home occupiers to risk

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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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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 8th FEBRUARY 2012

Posted on 8th February 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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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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CLEANER CRUSHED DURING STEEL UNLOADING OPERATIONS

Posted on 8th February 2012
Steel contractors prosecuted over death of pedestrian passing vehicle unloading 

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FORMWORK COLLAPSE CAUSED BY LACK OF CRITICAL CHECKS

Posted on 8th February 2012
Principal contractor prosecuted over unsafe climbing formwork incident

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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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CLIENT PROSECUTED OVER FRAGILE ROOF FALL

Posted on 2nd February 2012
Company failed to plan for high risk work on fragile dairy shed roof

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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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DEVELOPER FINED OVER SECURITY AND SURVEY FAILURES

Posted on 1st February 2012
Children not prevented from accessing site where asbestos may be present

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PRISON FOR PLUMBER POSING AS GAS SAFETY REGISTERED

Posted on 1st February 2012
Lives put a risk by plumber illegally working on domestic gas appliances

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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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CLIENT FAILED TO CHECK CRANE CONTRACTOR COMPLIANCE

Posted on 1st February 2012
Planned crane maintenance should not be subject to ‘blind eye’ syndrome

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 1st FEBRUARY 2012

Posted on 1st February 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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