Archive for April 2012

CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT CONSTRUCTION FALLS STATESIDE

Posted on 29th April 2012
US working at height campaign provides insight into approach and guidance

NEW BASIC GUIDANCE FROM HSE FOR THE ‘BUSY BUILDER’

Posted on 27th April 2012
Three short leaflets issued covering excavation, electricity and basement safety

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INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD COLLAPSES ON ROAD

Posted on 27th April 2012
Scaffold collapse on Portsmouth hotel refurb project crushes six parked cars

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TUC AND UCATT CALL FOR ACTION ON WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY

Posted on 27th April 2012
Trades unions to mark International Workers Memorial Day on 28th April

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PROSECUTION FOLLOWS EIGHT PROHIBITION NOTICES

Posted on 26th April 2012
Contractor fined for ignoring warnings and ‘appalling’ project management 

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AVOIDING UNDERGROUND SERVICES NEW TRAINING MATERIALS

Posted on 19th April 2012
Highways maintenance industry body publishes ‘Breaking New Ground’ DVD

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FATALITY: LIGHTNING STRIKE ON HOMEBUILD PROJECT

Posted on 19th April 2012
Bricklayer dies in ‘freak’ lightning incident during site tea break

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MAJOR CONTRACTORS BACK ACCESS BODY PROCUREMENT CODE

Posted on 18th April 2012
Major contractors adopt NASC scaffolding guidance for clients and others

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ASSOCIATION HOLDS FIRST CPD DAY FOR SCAFFOLD DESIGNERS

Posted on 18th April 2012
Scaffolding Association CPD to cover temporary works and design issues

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES FEBRUARY 2012

Posted on 18th April 2012
Latest HSE monthly records reveal zero deaths during February  

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FATALITY: ROAD WORKER TRAPPED

Posted on 13th April 2012
Workman died after becoming trapped between excavator and road roller

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REVIEW OF CDM REGULATIONS 2007 NOW PUBLISHED

Posted on 13th April 2012
Report may disappoint those expecting clearer duties and reduced bureaucracy

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PROVISION ON LONDON 2012 PROJECT

Posted on 12th April 2012
Research highlights the benefits from effective project health management

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POWERED GATE SAFE DESIGN AND INSTALLATION GUIDE

Posted on 11th April 2012
New guide to gate safety published with HSE backing after child fatalities

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CONTROL OF ASBESTOS REGULATIONS 2012 ADVICE AVAILABLE

Posted on 10th April 2012
HSE provide guidance on ‘fairly limited’ asbestos regulation changes 

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TOWER CRANE AND HEAD PROTECTION REGS TO BE REVOKED

Posted on 4th April 2012
HSE to implement Government commissioned report on regulation revocations

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LINK BETWEEN HSE ACTION AND SAFETY OUTCOMES UNPROVEN

Posted on 2nd April 2012
Researchers pour cold water on ever ‘proving’ that H&S regulation works

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