Archive for February 2013

NETWORK RAIL PUT MAINTENANCE WORKER AT RISK

Posted on 28th February 2013
Track worker struck whilst standing in position of safety

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BUILDING OWNER FAILED TO MANAGE PROJECT

Posted on 28th February 2013
Asbestos exposure caused by poor organisation and lack of skills

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EARLY FEEDBACK ON HSE REFURBISHMENT CLAMPDOWN

Posted on 28th February 2013
One in six Merseyside firms fail to meet minimum legal standards

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FIT-OUT WORKMAN FELL THROUGH FRAGILE ROOF

Posted on 28th February 2013
Rooflight covers prove insufficient to prevent life-changing injuries

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 27th FEBRUARY 2013

Posted on 27th February 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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SELECT COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER ASBESTOS IN SCHOOLS

Posted on 26th February 2013
Enquiry to examine management systems and regulatory approach

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HEALTH AND SAFETY REVIEW: PROGRESS ONE YEAR ON

Posted on 26th February 2013
HSE commended on progress with Löfstedt recommendations

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MAJOR CONTRACTORS APPEAL CONVICTION OVER ROAD DEATH

Posted on 22nd February 2013
Unsuitable roadworks traffic management triggered fatal collision

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FALL THROUGH ROOF OPENING LANDS IN COURT

Posted on 21st February 2013
Contractor failed to install decking under rooflight openings

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HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 20th FEBRUARY 2013

Posted on 20th February 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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HSE ACT ON TRENCH DANGER CONCERNS

Posted on 20th February 2013
Contractor prosecuted over unsupported deep excavation 

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR DENIES SAFETY BREACHES

Posted on 19th February 2013
Trial set over allegation that pedestrian not protected from vehicles

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WARNINGS ISSUED ON FAKE HEAD PROTECTION

Posted on 19th February 2013
UCATT and British Safety Industry Federation both raise alerts

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ASSISTANCE TO DESIGNERS FROM WORK AT HEIGHT BODY

Posted on 19th February 2013
Helpline offers work at height assistance to architects and other designers

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INQUEST: DEMO WORKER FELL WITH LIFT PLATFORM

Posted on 19th February 2013
Second worker survived after harness caught in lift chains

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HSE START CRACKDOWN ON REFURB AND REPAIR PROJECTS

Posted on 18th February 2013
Inspection charging regime will hit those failing to manage projects 

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FIT OUT FIRMS FEAR OF FEE FOR INTERVENTION

Posted on 14th February 2013
Specialist contractors ‘lack firepower’ to challenge inspectors FFI rulings

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INQUEST: BUILDERS PANICKED AND ‘DUMPED’ BODY

Posted on 14th February 2013
Coroner hears how alcohol triggered ladder fall fatality  

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HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 13th FEBRUARY 2013

Posted on 13th February 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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CRANE HIRE COMPANY FINE REDUCED ON APPEAL

Posted on 13th February 2013
Judge responds to crane firm plea over fine and payment period

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REFURB CONTRACTOR PAYS PRICE FOR INACTION

Posted on 12th February 2013
Failure to take decisive action on HSE advice ends in court

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SCAFFOLD FIRM FINED OVER PUBLIC RISK AND INJURY

Posted on 11th February 2013
Prosecution highlights danger presented by pavement scaffolds

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DIRECTOR PROSECUTED AFTER REMAINING SILENT

Posted on 11th February 2013
Liquidated firms director fined over danger and lack of information

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SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTOR CAUGHT OUT ON CAMERA

Posted on 11th February 2013
Striking of scaffold lacked measures to prevent falls from height

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CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER PROSECUTIONS UPDATE

Posted on 11th February 2013
CPS launches two Corporate Manslaughter prosecutions

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SCAFFOLD FIRM CHARGED OVER FRAGILE ROOF FATALITY

Posted on 11th February 2013
Crown court to hear case of fall death at major snack food factory

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FATALITY: HIGHWAY WORKERS INVOLVED IN COLLISION

Posted on 7th February 2013
Road repairs team struck by van on dual carriageway

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CLIENT BLAMED FOR CONTRACTOR CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 6th February 2013
Failure to provide CDM pre-construction information punished in court

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INSTALLATION OF MEZZANINE FLOOR POORLY PLANNED

Posted on 6th February 2013
Firm fined after workman topples over edge during floor plate laying

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HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 6th FEBRUARY 2013

Posted on 6th February 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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HSE CONSTRUCTION DUST ‘COORDINATORS’ ON THE ROAD

Posted on 5th February 2013
WWT free events host HSE speakers on dust and RPE face fitting

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ARCHITECTS’ PRACTICE ERRED OVER KEY SURVEY

Posted on 4th February 2013
Pre-construction information shortfall created risk to builders

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BUILDER FAILED TO PREVENT ASBESTOS EXPOSURE

Posted on 4th February 2013
AIB boarding broken up and left on driveway of househoulder client 

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NEW CODE FOR PUBLIC PROSECUTORS AND POLICE

Posted on 4th February 2013
DPP publishes Code used by HSE to determine who is prosecuted

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INCIDENT: MOBILE CRANE COLLAPSE

Posted on 4th February 2013
Driver leapt to safety as crane overturned into canal

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FATALITY: WALL COLLAPSE

Posted on 4th February 2013
Workman loses life on Hertfordshire St Albans building project

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CONSTRUCTION UNDER SPOTLIGHT OVER CYCLIST DEATHS

Posted on 4th February 2013
Report calls for action by HSE and construction sector under CDM 2007

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