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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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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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APPROVED CODE ON SAFETY MANAGEMENT TO BE WITHDRAWN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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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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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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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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