Archive for March 2012

FIRM FINED £300K OVER LIFT INSTALLER DEATH AT HEATHROW

Posted on 30th March 2012
Wake up call for all involved in the installation and maintenance of lifts

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EXCAVATOR INCIDENT LEAVES TEENAGER DISABLED FOR LIFE

Posted on 30th March 2012
Demo contractor fined after crushing incident leads to amputation of arm

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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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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 28th MARCH 2012

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

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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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RUDIMENTARY TRENCH SUPPORT FAILED TO PROTECT

Posted on 24th March 2012
Excavator used to ‘dig out’ trapped workman after excavation collapse

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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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CLIENT PROSECUTED AFTER FAILING TO CHECK COMPETENCE

Posted on 23rd March 2012
Contactor and client in court after woman falls through warehouse roof

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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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CONTRACTOR FAILED TO ACT ON CLIENT ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 21st March 2012
Demolition proceeded despite survey revealing presence of asbestos tiles

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED £1/4m OVER DEATH OF SURVEYOR

Posted on 21st March 2012
Reversing lorry ran over surveyor as alarm overwhelmed by other sounds

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 21st MARCH 2012

Posted on 21st March 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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INCIDENT: WALL COLLAPSES INTO TRENCH TRAPPING WORKMAN

Posted on 21st March 2012
Workman airlifted to hospital after being trapped for two hours 

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NETWORK RAIL FINED £1M OVER LEVEL CROSSING DEATHS

Posted on 16th March 2012
Risk assessments must be underpinned by adequate safety arrangements

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FATALITY AFTER WOOD STACKING GUIDANCE NOT FOLLOWED

Posted on 16th March 2012
Window and door manufacturer prosecuted after workman crushed by panels

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CLEARING GUTTER LEAVES WORKMAN WITH FRACTURED SPINE

Posted on 15th March 2012
Poorly managed roof maintenance work ends in fragile rooflight fall

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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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STRIMMER DEATH PROMPTS PROSECUTION AND EU WIDE BAN

Posted on 14th March 2012
Workman struck by heavy duty chain attachment during site prep work

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 14th MARCH 2012

Posted on 14th March 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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IGNORING HSE ADVICE ENDS IN DIRECTOR DISQUALIFICATION

Posted on 13th March 2012
Failure to act on poor site management lands firm and director in court

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COURT HEARS ‘RAMS’ NO SUBSTITUTE FOR RISK CONTROL

Posted on 13th March 2012
Firm fined after foreman suffered brain damage in rooflight fall

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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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INQUEST: NARRATIVE VERDICT CRANE DEATHS

Posted on 13th March 2012
Coroner hears how incorrect erection manual triggered crane collapse

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INCIDENT: HIGHWAYS WORKER TRAPPED IN EXCAVATION

Posted on 11th March 2012
Worker survives trench collapse with fractured leg on drainage project

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FALL FROM SCHOOL LOFT AREA PROMPTS PROSECUTION

Posted on 11th March 2012
Verbal warning of hazard no substitute for simple preventive measures

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CLIENT LET DOWN BY INADEQUATE ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 11th March 2012
Demolition workers discover asbestos which survey should have detected 

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CONTRACTOR AND DIRECTOR FINED OVER SAFETY FAILURES

Posted on 8th March 2012
Workman receives electric shock and serious burns during ladder fall 

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FIRM FAILED ON REVERSING EXCAVATOR RISK

Posted on 8th March 2012
Smaller excavator could have been chosen to avoid reversing dangers

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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 ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 7th MARCH 2012

Posted on 7th March 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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INQUEST: SITE TOWER CRANE COLLAPSE

Posted on 6th March 2012
Coroner opens inquiry into homes development tower crane double tragedy

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CLIENT AND SITE FOREMAN FINED FOR ASBESTOS BLUNDERS

Posted on 5th March 2012
Contractor avoids prosecution as ‘manager’ held to account for breaches 

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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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PLANNING SUPERVISOR PROSECUTED BELATEDLY UNDER CDM94

Posted on 5th March 2012
Architect appointed as PS prosecuted alongside contractor over 2006 cable strike

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INCIDENT: EXCAVATOR OPERATOR CRUSHED BY FALLING WALL

Posted on 5th March 2012
Photographs show excavator rescue after refurbishment project incident

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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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RACING STABLES OWNER FAILED TO TRAIN ON DOUBLE DANGER

Posted on 2nd March 2012
Willing worker with chainsaw loses livelihood after fragile rooflight fall

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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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