Archive for May 2012

HSE ADVISORY GROUP TO DISCUSS REVISION OF CDM 2007

Posted on 31st May 2012
Competence ‘out’ and domestic clients ‘in’ under Government ‘copy out’ policy?

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PUBLIC ‘SHOP’ DIRECTOR OVER SILICA AND FALLS RISK

Posted on 31st May 2012
Director prosecuted over ‘astonishing’ use of disc cutter on roof ridge

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FIRE SERVICE MANAGERS NOT GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER

Posted on 30th May 2012
Chief fire officer condemns decision to press criminal charges over deaths

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MACHINERY INSTALLER PROSECUTED AFTER HAND SEVERED

Posted on 30th May 2012
Failure to integrate machinery properly with the existing work equipment

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IN SITU MANUFACTURE OR ASSEMBLY OF PLANT & EQUIPMENT

Posted on 30th May 2012
HSE explains complicated rules for plant and machinery “manufactured” in situ

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 30TH MAY 2012

Posted on 30th May 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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INADEQUATE CHECKS TRIGGERED GAS RELEASE AND BURNS

Posted on 29th May 2012
Demolition contractor prosecuted after services confusion causes gas explosion 

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DIRECTOR AND SUPERVISOR HELD TO ACCOUNT FOR DEATH

Posted on 28th May 2012
Court hears of deficient working practices and ‘negligent safety culture’  

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NETWORK RAIL PROSECUTED OVER MAINTENANCE DEATH

Posted on 27th May 2012
Two ‘Red Zone’ working incidents caused death and serious injury

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HSE TARGETS CONSTRUCTION FOR CANCER DEATH PREVENTION

Posted on 27th May 2012
Regulator cancer priorities will require more action from construction sector  

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CONSTRUCTION PROJECT FIRE SAFETY CODE NEW EDITION

Posted on 26th May 2012
FPA announce publication of updated joint Code of Practice for fire prevention

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DEVELOPER PENALISED OVER STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE INCIDENT

Posted on 25th May 2012
Deliberate flouting of HSE enforcement notice warning of instability

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 23RD MAY 2012

Posted on 23rd May 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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CDM REGULATIONS TO UNDERGO SIGNIFICANT REVISION

Posted on 22nd May 2012
HSE suggest outcome of CDM 2007 review may bring substantial change to law

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INTEGRATING SAFETY BY DESIGN INTO ARCHITECT EDUCATION

Posted on 19th May 2012
Research finds ‘principles’ not ‘rules’ are key to engaging future generations

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EMPLOYEE FINED FOR LIGHTING UP IN WORK VEHICLE

Posted on 18th May 2012
Window fitter found smoking in van prosecuted by Environmental Health 

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DRIVING FOR WORK UPDATE ON MOTORWAY IMPROVEMENTS

Posted on 18th May 2012
Three miles of M1 roadworks removed and hard shoulder running on horizon

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FREE HSE TRAINING EVENT FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Posted on 18th May 2012
Central Scotland construction firms invited to attend groundworks safety event

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INCIDENT: MEMBER OF PUBLIC STRUCK BY FLYING FENCING

Posted on 17th May 2012
Woman suffers serious head injuries after high winds move metal fencing  

PROSECUTION OVER FALLS RISK AND WELFARE DEFECIENCIES

Posted on 17th May 2012
Firm fined for continuing unsafe working despite repeated HSE warnings

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INCIDENT: WORK SUSPENDED ON FORMER MUSTARD GAS SITE

Posted on 17th May 2012
Two workers affected during work on new Avonmouth recycling plant project

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PROSECUTION FOLLOWS LACK OF FLAT ROOF PRECAUTIONS

Posted on 16th May 2012
Boss of roofing contractors fined after worker seriously injured in fall

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 16TH MAY 2012

Posted on 16th May 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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INADEQUATE SITE TRAFFIC ROUTES LED TO DUMPER ACCIDENT

Posted on 16th May 2012
Contractor fined after pedestrian run over by dumper during site road build

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SPECIALIST CONTRACTOR FINED OVER JOIST FALL INCIDENT

Posted on 16th May 2012
Prosecution highlights roof space risk to electricians and other trades

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HIRE COMPANY PROSECUTED OVER DANGEROUS PRACTICES

Posted on 16th May 2012
Unsafe working practices and failure to take action lands hire company in court

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INQUEST: CHILD DEATH CAUSED BY FALLING LAMP POST

Posted on 16th May 2012
Coroner hears of devastation experienced by engineer over his role in death

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OVERTURNING LORRY CLAIMED LIFE OF MINI DIGGER OPERATOR

Posted on 15th May 2012
Principal contractor and contractor prosecuted over unsafe materials handling 

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LEARNING LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM LONDON 2012

Posted on 14th May 2012
Major players share benefit of involvement and leadership at free seminar

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REFURB FIRM SENTENCED FOR MULTIPLE SAFETY FAILINGS

Posted on 14th May 2012
Fall of roofer exposed failure to plan and manage work effectively

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DENTIST FINED AFTER RECEPTIONIST ROOFLIGHT FALL

Posted on 13th May 2012
Lunchtime domed rooflight ‘seat’ identified in earlier risk assessment 

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CONSTRUCTION PLANT-HIRE ASSOCIATION TWEETS ITS UPDATES

Posted on 13th May 2012
Major plant body now posts safety updates on Twitter  

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CDM CLIENT PROSECUTED OVER MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENTS

Posted on 13th May 2012
Fatality exposes landlord failure to make adequate safety enquiries of builder

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TOWER CRANE COLLAPSE TRIGGERED BY FOUNDATION ERRORS

Posted on 9th May 2012
Catastrophic event avoided multiple fatalities by ‘pure chance’

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 9TH MAY 2012

Posted on 9th May 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES MARCH 2012

Posted on 9th May 2012
Latest HSE monthly records reveal two deaths during March 2012 

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HOMES SITE LACKED PEDESTRIAN AND VEHICLE SEGREGATION

Posted on 6th May 2012
Groundworker almost loses foot after being run over by fork lift truck 

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CLIENT DIRECTOR PROSECUTED OVER ROOFLIGHT FATAL FALL

Posted on 6th May 2012
Project not overseen by someone with appropriate knowledge and experience 

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BUILDER FINED FOR DEMOLITION WITHOUT ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 5th May 2012
Defendant ignored clear warnings of the presence of asbestos in building

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STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY ISSUES LATEST NEWSLETTER

Posted on 3rd May 2012
SCOSS and CROSS newsletter highlights car parks, columns and self-certification

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SON CONTRIBUTES TO TRAGIC DEATH OF FATHER ON DEMO SITE

Posted on 3rd May 2012
Contractor fined over falling wall during poorly planned and managed demolition

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SAFETY AND HEALTH EXPO AT THE NEC 15-17 MAY 2012

Posted on 3rd May 2012
Working at height remains centre stage for Access Industry Forum (AIF) at Expo

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DEATH OF RETIRED BUILDER IN SEA FRONT WALL FALL

Posted on 3rd May 2012
Inquest hears how ‘safety gone mad’ debate delayed erection of railings  

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STEEL FIRM FINED AFTER TELEHANDLER PLATFORM SLIPS

Posted on 3rd May 2012
Rebar supplier failed to secure platform which fell on workman below

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COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION) RULING ON PUWER DUTY

Posted on 2nd May 2012
Guidance on approach to be followed in considering if employer has complied

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HSE PULLS THE PLUG ON ‘UNNECESSARY’ PAT TESTING

Posted on 2nd May 2012
Revised portable appliance testing guide aims to cut £30m off business costs

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 2ND MAY 2012

Posted on 2nd May 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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