Archive for December 2012

CLIENT HELD TO ACCOUNT FOR CONTRACTOR FATALITY

Posted on 20th December 2012
Contractor, client and director fined over fragile rooflight death

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LIFT FIRM FINED AFTER MOTOR ‘CRASHES’ TO LOBBY

Posted on 19th December 2012
Falling lift motor injured member of the public on hospital site

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IGNORING HSE PROHIBITION RESOLVED IN COURT

Posted on 19th December 2012
Builder fined over uncontrolled risk based on testimony of public 

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FARMER FINED OVER FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT DEATH

Posted on 19th December 2012
Repair to dairy roof carried out without proper fall prevention measures

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HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 19th DECEMBER 2012

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

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SHOVEL LOADER DEATH CAUSED BY ‘AD HOC’ APPROACH

Posted on 18th December 2012
Skip hire company prosecuted over failure to separate people and plant

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ABSENCE OF PLANS PROMPTS UNDERGROUND STRIKE

Posted on 18th December 2012
Council prosecuted after workman with ‘jackhammer’ suffers electric shock

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FREE HEALTHY HALF-DAY EVENT AT CHELTENHAM RACES

Posted on 18th December 2012
WWT provide help and guidance on a range of health issues

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REFURB SURVEY NEEDED TO STOP ASBESTOS EXPOSURE

Posted on 18th December 2012
Council and contractor face fines over asbestos failures in primary school

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LACK OF PLANNING LEADS BUILDER TO COURT

Posted on 18th December 2012
Premature removal of scaffolding resulted in unsafe work at height

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COUNCIL PROSECUTED OVER CARBON MONOXIDE RISK

Posted on 18th December 2012
Contractor instructed to remove and cap chimney with ‘live’ gas flue 

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DRIVING FOR WORK: M1 MANAGED MOTORWAY EXTENDED

Posted on 18th December 2012
HA advises road users of testing for M1 hard shoulder running

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PROPERTY SERVICES GIANT FACES MASSIVE PENALTY

Posted on 18th December 2012
Obstructed boiler flues exposed residents to carbon monoxide danger

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INCIDENT: CHERRY PICKER OPERATOR INJURED

Posted on 18th December 2012
MEWP incident highlights risk of entrapment on steel structures

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HSE PROSECUTE ENVIRONENT AGENCY OVER CRANE DEATH

Posted on 18th December 2012
Operator drowned in cab after crawler crane fell into watercourse

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HSE PROSECUTE RISKY ROOFER ‘SNAPPED’ BY PUBLIC

Posted on 14th December 2012
Half-hearted safety precautions not enough to avoid court hearing

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FREE AWARENESS EVENT ON SILICA AND OTHER DUST RISK

Posted on 13th December 2012
HSE and WWT combine to raise the dust on construction health issues 

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BUILDER FAILED TO ENGAGE COMPETENT SCAFFOLDERS

Posted on 13th December 2012
Firm fined after unsafe scaffolding used on home extension project

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INCIDENT: CABLE STRIKE EXPLOSION INJURY

Posted on 12th December 2012
Crossrail worker suffers burns in electrical cable incident

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DIRECTOR IGNORED BASIC CHAIN SAW SAFETY RULES

Posted on 12th December 2012
Building company boss prosecuted over avoidable saw injury

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PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR FINED OVER ASBESTOS ERRORS

Posted on 12th December 2012
HSE inspection revealed PC lacked asbestos survey information

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 12th DECEMBER 2012

Posted on 12th December 2012
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR AND PARTNER IN COURT TOGETHER

Posted on 12th December 2012
Fall through poorly protected opening leaves worker with life-changing injuries 

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DRIVING FOR WORK: SOLAR POWERED CATS EYES

Posted on 6th December 2012
New studs to provide brighter and clearer illumination for drivers

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES OCTOBER 2012

Posted on 6th December 2012
Latest HSE monthly fatality records reveal four deaths

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KEY ACTIONS FOR EFFECTIVE SAFETY LEADERSHIP

Posted on 6th December 2012
Review of safety leadership research reveals top ten actions for all managers

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DIRECTOR PROSECUTED FOR DANGEROUS PAINTING OPS

Posted on 6th December 2012
Neglect over obvious risks lands painting and decorating director in dock

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HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 5th DECEMBER 2012

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

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INQUEST: WORKMAN IGNORED TRENCH WARNING

Posted on 3rd December 2012
Coroner hears how warnings failed to prevent excavation death

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