Archive for July 2012

INCIDENT: WORKMAN TRAPPED IN LIFT SHAFT

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

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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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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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INCIDENTS: SPATE ‘PAVEMENT EXPLOSIONS’ INVESTIGATED

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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