Archive for September 2012

TIPS ON MINIMISING RISK FROM NEW HSE CHARGING REGIME

Posted on 27th September 2012
Fee for intervention (FFI) scheme only days away from commencement

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 26th SEPTEMBER 2012

Posted on 26th September 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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GROSS NEGLIGENCE MANSLAUGHTER TRIAL UPDATE

Posted on 25th September 2012
HSE expert tells court that wall was not anchored into footings

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STAMFORD BRIDGE HOSTS ‘BIG’ SAFETY EVENT FOR SMALL FIRMS

Posted on 24th September 2012
Temporary works and fire on the agenda at Chelsea WWT free event

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED OVER CABLE EXPLOSION

Posted on 21st September 2012
Company failed to inform deceased of live cables present in excavation

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HSE PUBLISH PROPOSALS FOR SELF-EMPLOYED EXEMPTION

Posted on 21st September 2012
Regulator prefers approach which avoids ‘pitfalls’ of exempting construction 

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HSE MAKE TRAINING MATERIALS FREELY AVAILABLE

Posted on 20th September 2012
‘Do your bit’ training initiative materials now available free online

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REVISED PRE-QUALIFICATION DOCUMENT CONSULTATION

Posted on 20th September 2012
BSI issue draft construction pre-qualification document PAS 91

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HOT AND COLD WATER SYSTEMS AND LEGIONELLA RISK

Posted on 20th September 2012
HSE warns firms to assess legionella risk from hot and cold water systems

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ROOF LADDER INSUFFICIENT TO STOP FALL AND PROSECUTION

Posted on 20th September 2012
Refurbishment firm fined after failing to provide scaffolding for roof repair

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INQUESTS: FIRST CHIEF CORONER APPOINTED

Posted on 20th September 2012
Government resists calls for new inquest decision appeal rights

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CATALOGUE OF TOWER SCAFFOLD ERRORS ENDS IN TRAGEDY

Posted on 20th September 2012
Prosecution highlights impact of poorly managed low height access towers

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BUILDER FACING MANSLAUGHTER TRIAL OVER CHILD DEATH

Posted on 19th September 2012
Court hears how collapse of wall claimed life of three year old girl in Wales

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 19th SEPTEMBER 2012

Posted on 19th September 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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REFURB FIRM DISTURBED ASBESTOS EXPOSING PUBLIC TO RISK

Posted on 16th September 2012
Asbestos containing material left in open skip on busy thoroughfare

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WIDE RANGE OF PENALTIES IMPOSED ON ERRANT DIRECTOR

Posted on 16th September 2012
Director ignored asbestos safety and set out to deceive householders 

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SOLAR PANEL INSTALLER FELL THROUGH FRAGILE ROOF

Posted on 16th September 2012
Firm fined after teenager has miraculous escape following six metre fall

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CONCRETE PUMP LINE BURST SENDS DEBRIS ONTO POLICE CAR

Posted on 16th September 2012
Poor maintenance ends in injury to member of public and costly prosecution

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TOO MANY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS BELOW PAR IN NW TEST

Posted on 14th September 2012
One in five construction sites visited by inspectors fail safety checks

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FALL FROM CHERRY PICKER AT PLANT HIRE COMPANY DEPOT

Posted on 14th September 2012
Workman suffered serious injury during routine MEWP maintenance

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HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 12th SEPTEMBER 2012

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

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CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS ESCAPE GOVT ‘BAN’ ON INSPECTIONS

Posted on 10th September 2012
Government exempt hundreds of thousands of workplaces from safety checks

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EXCAVATOR OPERATOR PROVES TO BE NO ‘STICK IN THE MUD’

Posted on 9th September 2012
Video reveals the perils of taking a short cut on construction projects!

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INTERNAL FALL EXPOSES HOUSEBUILDER FAILURES

Posted on 9th September 2012
Firm fined after two bricklayers fall into first floor from external scaffold 

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FATALITY: FALL THROUGH INDUSTRIAL ROOF

Posted on 9th September 2012
Son of roofing company owner falls through roof in Milton Keynes

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INCIDENT: DUMPER OVERTURN ON SCHOOL PROJECT

Posted on 7th September 2012
Major contractor ‘unclear’ as to cause pending company and HSE investigations  

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ROOFING FEDERATION TAKE ACTION ON SILICA DUST

Posted on 6th September 2012
NFRC spell out methods of roof tile cutting to protect against silica dust

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ADVICE ON HOOPED LADDER RISK ASSESSMENTS

Posted on 6th September 2012
Specialist provides briefing note on use of personal fall-arrest systems

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WORKMAN LEFT IN ‘VEGETATIVE STATE’ AFTER ROOF FALL

Posted on 5th September 2012
Contractor fined after failing to ensure roofwork precautions in place 

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HSE FLOOR SELECTION ‘TOOL’ FOR CDM 2007 DESIGNERS

Posted on 5th September 2012
Online ‘tool’ designed to help identify appropriate flooring in workplaces

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MANSLAUGHTER: FAMILY EXPRESS DISGUST AT CPS ‘FAILURE’

Posted on 5th September 2012
CPS rejects manslaughter charges over electrocuted mother

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES JULY 2012

Posted on 5th September 2012
Latest HSE monthly fatality records reveal five deaths during July 2012 

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SMALLER SITES COME UNDER HSE PRESSURE TO IMPROVE

Posted on 5th September 2012
Safety checks start on external repair projects in Yorks and NE areas

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 5th SEPTEMBER 2012

Posted on 5th September 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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