Archive for June 2012

HSE PUBLISH DETAILS OF ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR 2012/13

Posted on 30th June 2012
Construction Chief spells out HSE priorities and projects for the coming year

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BRACKET FAILURE TRIGGERED FATAL SEQUENCE OF EVENTS

Posted on 30th June 2012
High fine and costs for major contractor after worker ‘dragged’ from platform 

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FAILURE TO ACT ON HSE NOTICE LANDS FIRM IN COURT

Posted on 29th June 2012
Contractor prosecuted after failing to take action following routine inspection

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WORK AT HEIGHT PUT PUBLIC IN DANGER AT CREMATRORIUM

Posted on 29th June 2012
Installation of abatement system exposed ‘haphazard’ approach to safety

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BASEMENT BLITZ REVEALS POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC RISKS

Posted on 29th June 2012
HSE ongoing inspection of basement projects looks to drive out poor performers

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HSE TO INTRODUCE ‘FEE FOR INTERVENTION’ IN OCTOBER 2012

Posted on 29th June 2012
Investigations could result in high five figure invoices for errant businesses

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FATALITY: TRENCH COLLAPSE ON NEW HOMES PROJECT

Posted on 29th June 2012
Workman dies in excavation collapse despite emergency rescue efforts   

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 27th JUNE 2012

Posted on 28th June 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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AIF PUBLISHES FREE VIDEOS OF MAJOR HEIGHT SAFETY EVENT

Posted on 26th June 2012
Watch and join discussions on the latest height safety issues at H&S Expo 2012

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NETWORK RAIL EMBRACE THE BENEFITS OF SAFETY BY DESIGN

Posted on 26th June 2012
Culture change and safety through design linked together on rail infrastructure

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APPROVED CODE ON SAFETY MANAGEMENT TO BE WITHDRAWN

Posted on 25th June 2012
Government review of approved codes moves towards action phase

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GOVERNMENT RETREATS FROM FIRST AID TRAINING APPROVAL

Posted on 24th June 2012
HSE approval of training providers and qualifications to be removed

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REPORT ON THE BURDEN OCCUPATIONAL CANCER IN GB

Posted on 24th June 2012
Construction sector involves potential exposure to 20 different carcinogens

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INCIDENT: ABSEILING PARAMEDIC RESCUES SCAFFOLDER

Posted on 24th June 2012
Video footage shows rescue services novel use of MEWP and abseiling

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FATALITY: MOBILE PLATFORM DEATH IN CITY CENTRE

Posted on 21st June 2012
MEWP arm collapse causes death and leaves second workman seriously injured 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 20TH JUNE 2012

Posted on 20th June 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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WIND TURBINE WORKER FELL OVER 100FT TO HIS DEATH

Posted on 19th June 2012
Ladder rather than lift access remained despite HSE warnings to firm 

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NI CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER PROSECUTION CONCLUDED

Posted on 19th June 2012
Serious management failings resulted in gross breach of care duty 

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PARALYSED BUILDER TELLS HIS STORY AT SAFETY WORKSHOP

Posted on 18th June 2012
Effective construction health and safety not just about ticking boxes

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EXCAVATOR DRIVER CHARGED OVER DEATH AND PERJURY

Posted on 15th June 2012
Plant operator alleged to have altered evidence at quick hitch death scene

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CONCRETE UNIT COLLAPSE SPARKED BY DESIGN COMMS FAILURE

Posted on 15th June 2012
Precast contractor pays almost £1/4m over death and temporary works blunder

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SOFT LANDING SYSTEM REMOVED WHILST RISK REMAINED

Posted on 15th June 2012
Principal contractor prosecuted for premature removal of fall mitigation system

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NEW PENALTIES FOR CARELESS DRIVING AT WORK OR PLAY

Posted on 15th June 2012
‘Careless’ drivers targeted under plans for spread of fixed penalty system 

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COMPANY FOUND OUT BY WASTE STATION SPOTTING ASBESTOS

Posted on 14th June 2012
Specialist timber treatment firm staff lacked necessary asbestos awareness

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 13TH JUNE 2012

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

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RAIN TRIGGERED COLLAPSE OF UNSUPPORTED EXCAVATION

Posted on 14th June 2012
Civils contractor failed to assess collapse risk and implement basic precautions

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SITE MANAGERS IGNORED LEGITIMATE WORKER CONCERNS

Posted on 14th June 2012
Untrained workmen instructed to erect tower scaffold despite client intervention  

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DIRECTOR FINED FOR ‘SIMPLY IGNORING THE LAW’ ON ASBESTOS

Posted on 14th June 2012
Estate management director prosecuted and  fined over spread of asbestos

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INADEQUATE ACCESS AND UNPROTECTED JOISTS END IN INJURY

Posted on 14th June 2012
Bricklayer fractures back in fall through open joists on refurb project

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 6TH JUNE 2012

Posted on 13th June 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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INADEQUATE INSPECTION AFTER MODIFICATION LED TO FALL

Posted on 12th June 2012
Guard rail failed following removal and replacement after passage of materials

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NEW GUIDE ON TEST OF EMPLOYMENT AND SELF-EMPLOYMENT

Posted on 11th June 2012
HMRC publishes new comprehensive guidance on determining employment status

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ON-TOOL CONTROLS ESSENTIAL TO MINIMISE SILICA EXPOSURE

Posted on 10th June 2012
Research supports tough HSE enforcement line on control of respirable dust 

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EMPLOYEE FINED OVER FAILURE TO ERECT SCAFFOLDING

Posted on 1st June 2012
Workman prosecuted after co-worker and public put at risk by ‘astonishing’ act

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