Archive for March 2012

STANDARDS ON REFURB PROJECTS REMAIN BELOW PAR

Posted on 30th March 2012
Inspection blitz reveals almost 20% of inspected projects fail basic safety checks

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FEE FOR INTERVENTION CHARGING FURTHER INFORMATION

Posted on 29th March 2012
HSE Project Director for FFI responds to industry body concerns through forum

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HEALTH SCREENING FIRM FINED FOR USING UNQUALIFIED STAFF

Posted on 29th March 2012
Hand Arm Vibration tests carried out by persons lacking necessary training

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INSURERS FACE MASSIVE MESOTHELIOMA DISEASE LIABILITY

Posted on 29th March 2012
Supreme Court ruling on insurer liability favours employers and sufferers

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NEW CONSTRUCTIONSKILLS SAFETY TEST GOES LIVE IN APRIL

Posted on 28th March 2012
Host of new updates introduced to basic construction health and safety test

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HSE SAFETY NOTICE ON WINDOW STAY RESTRICTORS

Posted on 26th March 2012
Potential failure of window side-stay restrictors in health and social care premises

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INDUSTRY BODY RAISES THE BAR ON TOWER USER SAFETY

Posted on 24th March 2012
Advance guardrail (AGR) training now mandatory on PASMA tower user courses

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INCIDENT: TWO INJURED IN UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 23rd March 2012
Minor steetworks hits high voltage power cable causing ‘roman candle’ effect

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INCIDENT: SEVEN INJURED IN MYSTERY REFURB EXPLOSION

Posted on 21st March 2012
Major contractor working with HSE and CID on cause of police HQ explosion

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INCIDENT: CROSSRAIL TUNNEL CONCRETE COLLAPSE

Posted on 21st March 2012
Tunnel incident prompts RMT Union call for full HSE investigation

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HSE INSPECTION CHARGING REGIME (FFI) PUT ON HOLD

Posted on 15th March 2012
Government plans to recover costs from those in breach face uncertainty

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FATALITY: STEEL UNIT FALL FROM CRANE

Posted on 13th March 2012
Second man hospitalised after falling load claims life during lifting operation

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES JANUARY 2012

Posted on 13th March 2012
Latest HSE monthly records reveal four deaths during January 

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INSPECTION CHARGING (FFI) TRIAL GUIDANCE ISSUED

Posted on 8th March 2012
HSE cost recovery trial includes advice leaflet for inspected businesses

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HSE ISSUE ADVICE ON TEMPORARY DEMOUNTABLE STRUCTURES

Posted on 5th March 2012
Olympics increase in temporary structures prompts HSE good practice report

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HIGH REACH DEMOLITION SECTOR GUIDE UPDATED

Posted on 4th March 2012
New training course supplements revised and updated high reach Guidance 

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INQUEST: WORKMAN STRUCK BY FALLING SCAFFOLD POLE

Posted on 2nd March 2012
Conflicting evidence heard over adequacy of measures to prevent death

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