Archive for January 2013

DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR FAILED TO CONTROL RISK

Posted on 31st January 2013
Complaint from public to HSE brings errant contractor to court

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NEW DEMOLITION INDUSTRY MAGAZINE LAUNCHED

Posted on 31st January 2013
Demolition News first edition includes focus on demolition dust  

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HEALTH SURVEILLANCE AND REDUCING ILL-HEALTH

Posted on 31st January 2013
New HSE website aims to demystify HS requirements

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RUNNING RISK RESULTS IN FINE FOR REFURB FIRM

Posted on 30th January 2013
Complaint from public revealed lack of training and poor control

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REVISED MANAGING FOR H&S GUIDANCE (HSG65)

Posted on 30th January 2013
Revision of key HSE guide on management nears completion

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FEE FOR INTERVENTION DELIVERS £3/4m IN TWO MONTHS

Posted on 30th January 2013
HSE inspection charging regime starts to bite in construction sector

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HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 30th JANUARY 2013

Posted on 30th January 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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STEEL GIANT AND CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED OVER DEATH

Posted on 29th January 2013
Metal bar fell from lift causing fatal head injuries

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INCIDENT: WORKMAN INJURED BY TUNNEL MACHINERY

Posted on 29th January 2013
Serious head injury after crushing on London tunnel project

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NIGHT CLUB ‘SIGNIFICANT’ CEILING COLLAPSE

Posted on 28th January 2013
Firefighters respond after ceiling collapse in Edinburgh

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CONCRETE SLAB BREAKING CAUSED WORKMEN TO FALL

Posted on 25th January 2013
Developer held to account over failure to plan structural works

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MISSING WINDOW RESTRICTOR ENDED IN FATAL FALL

Posted on 25th January 2013
NHS Trust fined after failing to follow window safety alert 

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WHEEL CLEANING EQUIPMENT SEVERED FINGERS

Posted on 25th January 2013
Adapted cleaner on construction site proved dangerously defective

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HA URGES RESPECT FOR ROADWORKER SAFETY

Posted on 25th January 2013
CEO calls for action to reduce toll of roadworker death and injury

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HELICOPTER COLLISION WITH TOWER CRANE UPDATE

Posted on 24th January 2013
Air Navigation Order required crane to be lit only at night

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SITE MANAGEMENT FAILINGS PUT TO CROWN COURT

Posted on 23rd January 2013
Untrained business owner held to account for CDM offence

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ACCESS TOWER ERECTORS PROVE INCOMPETENT

Posted on 23rd January 2013
Refurb contractor fined over scaffold tower collapse and injury

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HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 23rd JANUARY 2013

Posted on 23rd January 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS ACOP TO BE SCRAPPED

Posted on 22nd January 2013
HSE to proceed with withdrawal of risk assessment ACOP despite opposition

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STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY ISSUES LATEST NEWSLETTER

Posted on 22nd January 2013
SCOSS and CROSS newsletter highlights quality of documentation

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ACCESS BODY REPORTS RISE IN TRAINING UPTAKE

Posted on 22nd January 2013
PASMA records 20% increase in trained access tower users

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HSE PRIORITIES FOR CONSTRUCTION SECTOR 2013-14

Posted on 22nd January 2013
Fragile materials, dust control and RPE fitting likely move up agenda 

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HOSPITAL TRUST FINE FOLLOWS ASBESTOS EXPOSURE

Posted on 20th January 2013
Client failed to pass on critical information to contractor

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DRAMATIC CCTV FOOTAGE OF EXPLODING DRUM

Posted on 20th January 2013
Incident highlights danger of hot work on ’empty’ oil drums

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UNDERGROUND CABLE HIT CAUSED ‘JET OF FIRE’

Posted on 17th January 2013
Contractor fined over ineffective use of cable detection device

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UCATT CONCERN OVER PPE VENDING MACHINES

Posted on 16th January 2013
Union ask HSE to block selling PPE though site vending machines 

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BELOW PAR H&S CONSULTANT IN DOCK WITH CLIENT

Posted on 16th January 2013
Lack of expertise resulted in exposure to harmful substances  

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HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 16th JANUARY 2013

Posted on 16th January 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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MAJOR INCIDENT: HELICOPTER STRIKES TOWER CRANE

Posted on 16th January 2013
Traffic chaos hits roads and two deaths reported

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TOWER BLOCK FIRE DEATHS INQUEST COMMENCES

Posted on 16th January 2013
Inquest into six deaths will consider impact of refurbishment work

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RARE HAND ARM VIBRATION PROSECUTION

Posted on 15th January 2013
Fine follows failure to assess and manage vibration risk

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WELFARE DISPUTE ON MAJOR POWER PROJECT

Posted on 15th January 2013
Construction workers down tools over “disgusting” conditions

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HSE FEE FOR INTERVENTION VISITS

Posted on 15th January 2013
Freedom of Information enquiry reveals construction on frontline 

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR FAILED TO PLAN PROJECT

Posted on 15th January 2013
Lack of CDM appointments and management blunders end in double prosecution

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES NOVEMBER 2012

Posted on 15th January 2013
Latest HSE monthly fatality records reveal two deaths

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HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 9th JANUARY 2013

Posted on 10th January 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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HSE CONSTRUCTION CHIEF ON 2013 PRIORITIES

Posted on 10th January 2013
Competence, prequalification and CDM-C all open to change

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JUST A BIT OF FUN: DEMOLITION CLOSE SHAVE

Posted on 8th January 2013
Video clip shows miraculous escape during silo demolition by hand

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DRIVING FOR WORK: BRAKE CALLS FOR ACTION

Posted on 7th January 2013
Research finds ‘at work drivers’ are taking excessive risks

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COMPETENCE FIRST ON PUBLIC WORKS IN SCOTLAND

Posted on 7th January 2013
New Government policy makes skills cards compulsory

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MAJOR POWER COMPANY FINED OVER BLAST DEATH

Posted on 7th January 2013
Work on voltage regulator triggered fatal explosion and fire

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ASBESTOS SURVEYORS PROSECUTED OVER REPORT FLAWS

Posted on 7th January 2013
Surveyors missed ‘unhidden’ and ‘easily spotted’ ACMs

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