Archive for August 2012

HSE PROVIDE CONSTRUCTION RISK ASSESSMENT TEMPLATES

Posted on 31st August 2012
Guidance for SMEs on construction sector risk assessments now online

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UPDATE ON HSE REGULATION OF CONSTRUCTION SECTOR

Posted on 31st August 2012
Health risks are a priority and inspection charging (FFI) will present a ‘challenge’

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FATALITY: YOUNG WOMAN KILLED BY FALLING WINDOW FRAME

Posted on 30th August 2012
Member of public died whilst passing London construction site

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 29th AUGUST 2012

Posted on 30th August 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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LEADING FACILITIES SERVICES FIRM FINED OVER FRAGILE FALL

Posted on 29th August 2012
Risk assessment would have avoided ‘life-changing’ injuries

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CLIENT/PC AND CONTRACTOR ERRORS END IN MEWP FATALITY

Posted on 26th August 2012
Mobile elevating platform fatal overturn triggered by uncovered recess

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ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT EXPOSED BY VISITING CONTRACTOR

Posted on 25th August 2012
Building owner and letting agent failed to follow through asbestos assessment

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ELECTRICAL DANGER PUTS REFRIGERATION FIRM IN THE COLD

Posted on 25th August 2012
Plant removal required competent electrician to make safe disconnection 

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SUPERVISOR AND EMPLOYEE FINED OVER ASBESTOS ‘FRAUD’

Posted on 25th August 2012
Asbestos analyst and contractor supervisor conspiracy revealed by GPS records

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 22 AUGUST 2012

Posted on 24th August 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR AND SPECIALIST IN COURT TOGETHER

Posted on 24th August 2012
Incomplete safety netting causes eight metre fall from structure on retail park

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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LEADER NOW ON HSE BOARD

Posted on 17th August 2012
ODA construction director appointed as non-exec on HSE governing body 

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HSE ROOFWORK GUIDE HIGHLIGHTS CLIENT KEY ROLE

Posted on 17th August 2012
Revised code spells out ‘hierarchy’ of controls for fragile materials risk

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FATALITY: TOWER SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE

Posted on 15th August 2012
Mobile tower overturned during work on domestic property

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 15th AUGUST 2012

Posted on 15th August 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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FATALITY: ROAD ROLLER CRUSHING

Posted on 15th August 2012
Workman crushed after falling into path of moving road rolling vehicle 

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TIMBER FRAME FIRM FINED FOLLOWING FALL BETWEEN JOISTS

Posted on 12th August 2012
Soft landing system provided to mitigate fall was not used effectively

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INCIDENT: WORKMAN CRITICAL AFTER MEWP OVERTURN

Posted on 10th August 2012
Man severely injured after cherry picker topples on utilities project

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FATALITY: WORKER DIES IN COLLISION WITH BICYCLE

Posted on 10th August 2012
Head injuries prove fatal after cyclist collides with highways worker

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BRITISH STANDARDS: CODE UPDATES ON WORK AT HEIGHT

Posted on 8th August 2012
Specialist provider highlights revisions to fall protection equipment standards

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WEST MIDLANDS UNDER HSE CONSTRUCTION SPOTLIGHT

Posted on 8th August 2012
Safety drive in progress to reduce small site scaffold deaths and injuries

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 8th AUGUST 2012

Posted on 8th August 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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WORK AT HEIGHT OLYMPICS 2012: SIX GOLD MEDALISTS

Posted on 8th August 2012
Images from around the world reveal risk v reward in ladder gymnastics

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CONTRACTOR FINED FOR WELFARE AND PPE DEFICIENCIES

Posted on 8th August 2012
Lack of competent site management cover led to ‘catalogue of failings’

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CLIENT DEVELOPER PROSECUTED OVER CDM 2007 OFFENCES

Posted on 8th August 2012
Fine follows failure to notify HSE and appoint CDM-C and competent PC

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LACK OF LORRY REVERSING CAMERAS PUTS COUNCIL IN COURT

Posted on 8th August 2012
Risk assessment requiring visibility aids not implemented on highways tipper
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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES JUNE 2012

Posted on 5th August 2012
Latest HSE monthly records reveal two deaths during June 2012 

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THREE FIRMS FINED AFTER TWO MEN PLUNGE FOUR STOREYS

Posted on 4th August 2012
Wooden platform in shaft failed under weight of workmen on university project

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SELF-EMPLOYED TO BE EXEMPT FROM SAFETY LAWS

Posted on 3rd August 2012
No change as construction set to be exempt from self-employed exemption!

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REPORTING PUBLIC INJURY & WORK RELATED DISEASE TO END

Posted on 3rd August 2012
Government simplification policy impacts on injury etc. reporting rules

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 1ST AUGUST 2012

Posted on 1st August 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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GLOBAL STEEL FIRM FINED £1/2M AFTER ‘HORRIFIC’ FATALITY

Posted on 1st August 2012
Reporting system showed a significant number of ‘near misses’ involving steam

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SAFETY IS MORE THAN ‘CALCULATING NUMBERS’ SAYS HSE BOSS

Posted on 1st August 2012
Quantitative assessment not the determinant of what is ‘reasonably practicable’

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