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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FATAL FALL AT WARWICK CASTLE ENDS IN MASSIVE FINE

Posted on 27th April 2012
Operator warned of risk which claimed life of visitor to major attraction

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CHURCH CLIENT SHOWN NO MERCY AFTER SERIOUS INCIDENT

Posted on 26th April 2012
Prosecution follows fall which leaves self-employed joiner paralysed 

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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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CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER ACT 2007 PROSECUTIONS

Posted on 25th April 2012
Paucity of prosecutions reflects lack of police investigative powers for CMCH

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 25th APRIL 2012

Posted on 25th April 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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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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MEMBER OF PUBLIC STRUCK BY FALLING OBJECT AT BUS STOP

Posted on 19th April 2012
Builder prosecuted after air handling unit fell during lifting operation

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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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CONTRACTOR AND ENGINEERS DENY CRANE ALLEGATIONS

Posted on 18th April 2012
Tower crane collapse prosecution trial expected to last three weeks

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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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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 18th APRIL 2012

Posted on 18th April 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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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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DIRECTOR FINED DESPITE DISSOLUTION OF ERRANT COMPANY

Posted on 12th April 2012
Two injured when scaffold tower collapsed during dismantling operation

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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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OPERATOR SURVIVES ‘CATAPULTING’ FROM CHERRY PICKER

Posted on 12th April 2012
MEWP operator severely injured in 4m fall in front of bus on London main road

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 11th APRIL 2012

Posted on 11th April 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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ASBESTOS TESTING FIRM FAILED TO FOLLOW OWN ADVICE

Posted on 11th April 2012
Laboratory prosecuted after putting own workforce at risk from asbestos

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED OVER TEMPORARY WORKS FAILURE

Posted on 11th April 2012
Workers escape disaster as use of inadequate design drawing triggers collapse

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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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FINGERS OF CARPENTER SEVERED DURING REFURB WORK

Posted on 7th April 2012
Building contractor prosecuted over failure to provide properly guarded saw

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BUILDER PROSECUTED AFTER HOME LEFT IN UNSAFE STATE

Posted on 7th April 2012
Householder suffered life threatening injuries in 3m fall down stairs at his home

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EXCAVATION FOR FOUNDATIONS DANGEROUSLY UNSUPPORTED

Posted on 5th April 2012
Developer prosecuted after failing to follow guidance from own safety advisers

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FAILED SCAFFOLD BOARD WAS IN DAMAGED CONDITION

Posted on 5th April 2012
No change found in working practices following previous prosecution

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CONSTRUCTION DIRECTOR FINED OVER SAFETY FAILURES

Posted on 4th April 2012
Falls risk to workforce found on project lacking properly trained managers 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 4th APRIL 2012

Posted on 4th April 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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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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