Archive for November 2012

HSE SPELL OUT CLIENT DUTY ON FRAGILE ROOF RISK

Posted on 30th November 2012
Clients must take action to avoid perennial cause of construction deaths

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FIRM FINED AFTER OVERLOADED FLOOR FAILS

Posted on 29th November 2012
Floor overloaded with concrete blocks triggers multi-floor collapse 

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DEVELOPER FINED OVER MASSIVE GAS MAIN STRIKE BLAST

Posted on 29th November 2012
Gas explosion during major conversion destroyed dozens of Manchester homes

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FATALITY: WORKMAN FELL INTO OPENING

Posted on 29th November 2012
Police and HSE investigate mystery fall into man-hole

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CONTRACTOR DID NOT HEED WARNINGS FROM H&S ADVISER

Posted on 29th November 2012
Pre-emptive prosecution based on HSE inspection and findings of consultant

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CLIENT HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR SAFETY OF CONTRACTOR

Posted on 29th November 2012
Major food company prosecuted over two fall from height incidents

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CLIENT INTEREST AND CULTURE CRITICAL TO SUCCESS

Posted on 28th November 2012
Research concludes that ‘human characteristics’ are key to Olympics legacy

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HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 28th NOVEMBER 2012

Posted on 28th November 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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INCIDENT: VIDEO OF CRANE COLLAPSE IN AUSTRALIA

Posted on 27th November 2012
Dramatic fire on Sydney tower crane prompts boom collapse

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REFURB WORK PUT WORKER AND PUBLIC AT RISK

Posted on 26th November 2012
Builder prosecuted after ignoring work at height HSE prohibition notice

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PC FAILED TO SECURE SUPPLY CHAIN COMPLIANCE

Posted on 26th November 2012
Subcon director held to account for liquidated company fatal errors

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MAKESHIFT WASTE FURNACE SPARKED EXPLOSION

Posted on 22nd November 2012
Contractor prosecuted after two workmen sustained serious burns in blast

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CRANE HIRE COMPANY AND CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED

Posted on 22nd November 2012
Confusion over responsibilities caused overturn landing both parties in court

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FINE AFTER FORK LIFT USED AS WORKING PLATFORM

Posted on 21st November 2012
Industrial door installer fell from insecure makeshift platform on FLT

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HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 21st NOVEMBER 2012

Posted on 21st November 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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PRECAST FIRM FAILED TO TRANSLATE INSTRUCTIONS

Posted on 20th November 2012
Firm prosecuted after migrant worker struck by fork lift fork

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COMPANY FAILED TO PREVENT TRESPASSER DANGER

Posted on 19th November 2012
Boundary fence gap should have been fixed to avoid fatal access to power line

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DEMOLITION FIRM FINED OVER FALLING STRUCTURE

Posted on 19th November 2012
CCTV captures moment excavator driver injured during cricket stand demo

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FATALITY: TEENAGER DIES IN FALL FROM HEIGHT

Posted on 19th November 2012
Sixteen year old fell from scaffolding on east London loft extension project 

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MULTIPLE FIRE AND SAFETY ISSUES AIRED IN COURT

Posted on 15th November 2012
Refurb contractor failed to take action following repeated HSE warnings

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BASIC SCAFFOLDING DEFECTS TRIGGER PROSECUTION

Posted on 15th November 2012
Lives put at risk by contractor use of unsafe scaffolding

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FATALITY: DEATH ON MATERIALS SUPPLIER PREMISES

Posted on 15th November 2012
Customer died under the wheels of lorry at Travis Perkins yard

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WORKMAN SLID INTO SEWAGE WELL ON HOMES SITE

Posted on 15th November 2012
Fine follows failure to control risk and ‘extremely unpleasant experience’

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HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 14th NOVEMBER 2012

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

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TRAINING BODY WARNS OF ‘BOGUS’ PROVIDERS

Posted on 13th November 2012
PASMA takes zero-tolerance action against fake training firms

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INCIDENT: MEWP OVERTURN TRIGGERS RESCUE

Posted on 13th November 2012
Dramatic pictures show injured workman recovered using tower crane

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NEVER MIND THE SYSTEM FEEL THE CULTURE

Posted on 13th November 2012
Role of leadership in H&S: Report and analysis by European Agency

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES SEPTEMBER 2012

Posted on 8th November 2012
Latest HSE monthly fatality records reveal four deaths during September 2012 

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CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER FOLLOWS POWER STRIKE

Posted on 7th November 2012
Trailer contact with overhead powerline caused death of workman 

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HSE RESEARCH TO ASSESS ROOFWORKER CANCER RISK

Posted on 7th November 2012
Industry hears of HSE approach to managing construction health risks

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HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 7th NOVEMBER 2012

Posted on 7th November 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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SCAFFOLDING FIRM AND DIRECTOR FINED OVER FALL

Posted on 6th November 2012
Untrained scaffolder suffered life-changing injuries in scaffold patform fall

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BUILDING OCCUPIER FINED OVER ROOF CLEANING DANGERS

Posted on 6th November 2012
Workman required to use broom to balance four metres from the ground

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DEMOLITION FIRM FAILED TO HEED ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 6th November 2012
Asbestos boarding removal released significant quantities of asbestos fibres

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CONTRACTOR FINE FOLLOWS CLIENT CONVICTION

Posted on 5th November 2012
Fatal fragile roof fall found to be responsibility of both client and contractor

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FATALITY: ELECTROCUTION DURING MAINTENANCE WORK

Posted on 4th November 2012
Workman suffers fatal shock during work on premises of major retailer

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NEW TOOLBOX HERALDED AS ‘RADICAL ROUTE’ TO HSE ADVICE

Posted on 2nd November 2012
HSE hope new online guidance will render H&S consultants redundant

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FATALITY: BUILDING COLLAPSE CLAIMS LIFE IN LONDON

Posted on 2nd November 2012
Workman dies after suffering multiple injuries on demolition project

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SAFETY EVENT TRIGGERED BY SITE DEATHS AND INJURY

Posted on 1st November 2012
Free half-day training to focus on health, temporary works and falls 

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CDM COMPETENCE OF SUB-CONTRACTOR NOT CHECKED BY PC

Posted on 1st November 2012
Principal contractor and partner contractor both prosecuted over rooflight fall

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