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    IN SITU MANUFACTURE OR ASSEMBLY OF PLANT & EQUIPMENT

    HSE explains complicated rules for plant and machinery “manufactured” in situ

    The roles, responsibilities and routes to legal compliance can be complicated for plant and machinery “manufactured” in situ e.g. automating an existing gate. The difficulties include:

    • multiple organisations involved in the design, construction and installation of the various items of equipment and connections between them e.g with a complex assembly line;
    • numerous product supply Directives may apply to all or just to parts complex assemblies e.g. a chemical processing facility which may comprise machinery, electrical equipment, pressure plant and equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres;
    • doubts over what parts are in scope of a particular Directive e.g. where does the “machine”, such as an agitator or pump, end when it forms part of a large installation such as a storage tank farm; and
    • important duties under national legislation e.g. CDM Regulations 2007 and some significant parts (e.g. structural) may themselves be out of scope of the product supply Directives, but will be captured as part of the final complete assembly.

    HSE has now issued Guidance on ways to ensure health and safety requirements are met and harm avoided.

    Latest Construction Health and Safety News

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 17th OCT 2018

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    Steel fabricator after young construction worker falls on first day at work

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    Posted on 18th October 2018

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    Vibration regulations not acted upon until seven years in operation

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    Posted on 18th October 2018

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    Conveyor guards removed before power source isolated

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    Posted on 16th October 2018

    TRADING STANDARDS AND HSE ACT IN CONCERT

    Director given prison term over fraud and health and safety breaches

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    Posted on 15th October 2018

    BUILDER ERROR CAUSED FALL OF RESIDENT

    Director prosecuted over refurb project danger to others

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    Posted on 12th October 2018

    FORMER HSE BOSS CONDEMNS VALUE ENGINEERING

    Resident and public safety must match workforce safety progress

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    Posted on 12th October 2018

    RETAILER FINED AFTER FAN AMPUTATES FINGERS

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    Posted on 12th October 2018

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    Arm of fitter trapped between conveyor drum and belt

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    Posted on 11th October 2018

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    Prison sentence for businessman after previous HSE enforcement

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    Posted on 11th October 2018

    YOUNG WORKER LOSES FINGERS IN SAWING INCIDENT

    Provision of training and information could not be proved

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    Posted on 11th October 2018

    MD PROSECUTED ALONGSIDE ERRANT COMPANY

    Director held personally responsible for poor site conditions

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    Posted on 1st October 2018

    ASBESTOS REMOVAL STARTED BEFORE R & D SURVEY

    Asbestos insulation board found outside building being refurbished

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    Posted on 27th September 2018

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    Retro-fitting of precautions may be required on older machines

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    Posted on 27th September 2018

    FALL THROUGH FRAGILE CEILING TILES

    Failure to implemented control measures for working near fragile surfaces

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    Posted on 27th September 2018

    HSE SEEKS CONSTRUCTION ‘DUST BUSTER’ PARTNERS

    Regulator uses social media to raise dust dangers and using right controls

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    Posted on 24th September 2018

    MAJOR HOMES BUSINESS EXPOSED PUBLIC TO RISK

    Residential property refurb project created carbon monoxide danger

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    Posted on 24th September 2018

    HSE CONSTRUCTION DUST CONTROL ‘BLITZ’ STARTS

    Regulator inspections will check health taken as seriously as safety

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    Posted on 20th September 2018

    FLOOR CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM OF WORK UNSAFE

    Welder fell 3m from mezzanine area through purlin openings

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    Posted on 20th September 2018

    WORKER SUFFERS FATAL BURNS IN OXYGEN RICH AREA

    Sparks from angle grinder ignited clothing of workman in confined space

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    Posted on 19th September 2018

    RIBA PUBLISH DRAFT POST GRENFELL FIRE SAFETY PLAN

    Architects institute consults on ‘golden thread of fire safety information’

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    Posted on 19th September 2018

    MAJOR UK CONTRACTORS HIT BY MAJOR FINES

    Firms ordered to pay over £3m after foot trapped in rotating ‘screw’

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    Posted on 19th September 2018

    DRIVER DIED TRAPPED BETWEEN TRAILER AND VEHICLE

    Firm fined £1.5 million over failure to assess coupling operations

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    Posted on 14th September 2018

    ACTUAL SYSTEM OF WORK WAS OPPOSITE OF RAMS

    Workman fell 4m through fragile asbestos roof sheet

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    Posted on 13th September 2018

    CDM PRINCIPAL DESIGNER FUNCTION MISUNDERSTOOD?

    Consultants claim CDM 2015 design risk management has ‘gone backwards’

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    Posted on 8th September 2018
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