Archive for July 2012

CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN COMPANY FINED OVER ROOF FALL

Posted on 31st July 2012
Bricklayer fall though unprotected roof opening lands builders in court

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INCIDENT: WORKMAN TRAPPED IN LIFT SHAFT

Posted on 29th July 2012
Worker seriously injured in office block lift decommissioning incident

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CLIENT FINED OVER MISSING CDM PRE-CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION

Posted on 29th July 2012
Contractor and client failure to arrange survey put refurb workers at risk  

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HSE ISSUE WARNING ON LEGIONELLA RISK MANAGEMENT

Posted on 27th July 2012
Companies told to do more to protect workforce and members of the public

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COLLAPSE CAUSED BY FAILURE TO FOLLOW DESIGNER PROPOSAL

Posted on 27th July 2012
Huge fine and costs over failed concrete plank support on basement project

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PAYMENT FOR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

Posted on 27th July 2012
TUC reveal “scandal” of workers forced to pay for necessary equipment

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CLIENT HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR CONTRACTOR RISK ASSESSMENT

Posted on 26th July 2012
Client and contractor fined for using stepladder rather than mobile platform

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FATALITY: JOGGER ELECTROCUTED IN POWER CABLE INCIDENT

Posted on 26th July 2012
Low-hanging overhead 11,000 volt powerline claims life of runner

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INCIDENTS: SPATE ‘PAVEMENT EXPLOSIONS’ INVESTIGATED

Posted on 25th July 2012
Pavement explosions injure at least seven pedestrians in recent months

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PROSECUTION CODE SET FOR GREATER PROPORTIONALITY

Posted on 25th July 2012
DPP invites responses to proposed new prosecutors code used by HSE 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 25th JULY 2012

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

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FATALITY: FALL THROUGH ROOFLIGHT ON MAJOR FACTORY SITE

Posted on 20th July 2012
Refurb work on client’s roof ends in tragedy following fragile fall

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MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES OVER FAILED BOLT FATALITY

Posted on 20th July 2012
Oil giant faces HSW Act allegations and contractor charged with manslaughter 

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CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER OFFENCE PROMPTS RECORD FINE

Posted on 20th July 2012
Third manslaughter prosecution penalty to be paid by instalments to 2015

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ROOFWORK BLUNDER LED TO DEATH OF ELDERLY COUPLE

Posted on 20th July 2012
Self-employed builder to pay £100,000 and community service after CO deaths

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EDGE PROTECTION ON SCHOOL REFURB FAILED UNDER LOAD

Posted on 20th July 2012
Workers escape ‘impaling’ after inadequate wooden guardrail gave way

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FREE HSE TRAINING FOR SME OWNERS AND MANAGERS

Posted on 19th July 2012
HSE and WWT Construction Safety and Health Awareness Days

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PC AND SCAFFOLDING FIRM FINED OVER DESIGN FAILURE

Posted on 18th July 2012
Collapse of scaffold caused by lack of design and ineffective management of risk

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INNOVATION IN SAFE USE OF VEHICLES AND MOBILE PLANT

Posted on 18th July 2012
Sensor systems designed to prevent danger to people and site services

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 18th JULY 2012

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

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FATALITY: SCAFFOLD FALL DEATH ON LONDON SITE

Posted on 17th July 2012
Workman died in fall during scaffolding erection work

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STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY ISSUES LATEST NEWSLETTER

Posted on 17th July 2012
SCOSS and CROSS newsletter highlights hangers, connectors and imports

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CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED FOLLOWING FALL FROM SCAFFOLD

Posted on 17th July 2012
Missing edge protection results in 5m fall and maximum fine by magistrates

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DEMOLITION DIRECTOR PROSECUTED ALONG WITH COMPANY

Posted on 17th July 2012
HSE act on photograph from member of the public exposing unsafe practices

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CLIENT AND CDM DESIGNER FINED OVER LACK OF COORDINATOR

Posted on 16th July 2012
CDM-C would have prevented asbestos breaches on independent school project

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TWO DIRECTORS SENTENCED OVER FRAGILE ROOF FALL DEATH

Posted on 15th July 2012
Teenager fell through fragile roof in absence of proper precautions

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INCIDENT: CRANE OVERTURN ON BUSY LONDON STREET

Posted on 15th July 2012

Car narrowly missed and plant blocked road for many hours after overturn

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CDM REGULATIONS DELIVER SUCCESS ON LONDON 2012 PROJECT

Posted on 12th July 2012
How the Olympics project secured health and safety revealed in research report

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CONTRACTOR FINED FOR IGNORING ADVICE AND RUNNING RISK

Posted on 12th July 2012
Failure to act on HSE advice during ‘blitz’ ends in pre-emptive prosecution

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 11th JULY 2012

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

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PARENT COMPANY LIABILITY FOR SUBSIDIARY H&S BREACHES

Posted on 11th July 2012
Court of Appeal judgement implications for potential scale of safety fines

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HSE SAFETY NOTICE: HOOPED LADDERS AND FALL ARREST

Posted on 10th July 2012
Reports find no evidence that hoops on ladders provide positive fall arrest

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SMALLER SITE SAFETY STANDARDS SHOW NO IMPROVEMENT

Posted on 10th July 2012
HSE mini blitz of London refurb projects reveal half fail spot checks

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ROPE ACCESS ISO STANDARD ADOPTED AS BRITISH STANDARD

Posted on 9th July 2012
Fundamentals of rope access standard highlighted by industry leader

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HSE CHIEF DENIES TARGETING ‘BOSSES’ FOR ENFORCEMENT

Posted on 9th July 2012
Wrong to suggest shift in prosecution policy from employees to senior managers

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES APRIL-MAY 2012

Posted on 6th July 2012
Latest HSE monthly records reveal four deaths during April-May 2012 

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PASMA CALLS FOR MORE DETAIL ON WORKPLACE DEATHS

Posted on 6th July 2012
Greater ‘forensic’ HSE analysis of workplace deaths would help prevention

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INCIDENT: WORKMEN LEFT STRANDED IN ELEVATED PLATFORM

Posted on 6th July 2012
Fire and rescue service use hydraulic platform to reach trapped workmen

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WASTE CONTRACTOR FEARS IMPACT OF MASSIVE FINES

Posted on 6th July 2012
Illegal disposal offences branded as ‘crippling’ by Cornish waste contractor

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WORKMAN CRUSHED BY FALLING GRANITE SLABS

Posted on 6th July 2012
Death prompted safety alert over safe handling and storage of slabs

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PASSER-BY PHOTOGRAPH TO HSE LANDS COMPANY IN COURT

Posted on 6th July 2012
High visibility jackets and helmets served only to highlight lack of fall protection

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INCIDENT: MOBILE CRANE OPERATOR INJURED IN LOAD FALL

Posted on 6th July 2012
Cab fails to protect mobile operator after lifting operation goes wrong

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HSE PUBLISH FIGURES ON 2011/12 CONSTRUCTION DEATHS

Posted on 5th July 2012
Latest data suggest reduction in work related deaths now ‘levelling-off’

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COUNCIL PROSECUTED OVER FAILURE TO MANAGE ASBESTOS

Posted on 4th July 2012
Pre-demolition ‘clear and strip’ failed to consider known asbestos presence

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CLIENT FINED AFTER FALL THROUGH FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT

Posted on 4th July 2012
Trip triggered 4m plus fall through rooflight during minor roof repairs

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FIRM FAILED TO PREVENT UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 4th July 2012
Workman suffered burns after metal pin struck high voltage electric cable

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LICENSED ASBESTOS REMOVAL FIRM FINED FOR FAILURES

Posted on 4th July 2012
HSE inspection revealed problems with decontamination facilities and RPE

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 4th JULY 2012

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

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CONCRETE PUMPING MACHINE DEFECT LED TO AMPUTATION

Posted on 1st July 2012
Pump supplier and user prosecuted over failure to prevent access to danger

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CLIENT PROSECUTED ALONGSIDE CONTRACTOR OVER ASBESTOS

Posted on 1st July 2012
Aerospace firm placed asbestos contract with contractor lacking competence

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DEMOLITION FIRM OWNER FINED OVER FALL FROM STRUCTURE

Posted on 1st July 2012
Failure to use safer methods leaves workman paralysed in nursing home 

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