Archive for March 2013

INCIDENT: BUILDING COLLAPSE INVESTIGATION

Posted on 26th March 2013
Witnesses speak of a ‘miracle’ there were no deaths on collapse

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HSE UPDATE ON CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES 2012-13

Posted on 26th March 2013
Third quarter data shows self-employed deaths fall as public deaths rise

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HA AND HSE JOIN FORCES ON SILICA DUST CONTROL

Posted on 25th March 2013
New guidance targets highway paving construction or maintenance work

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REFURB PROJECTS REMAIN RECALCITRANT ON RISK

Posted on 25th March 2013
HSE crackdown prompts enforcement action on one in five refurb sites

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NEW GUIDANCE ON SITE SILICA DUST DANGER

Posted on 21st March 2013
Leaflet explains how to prevent lung disease caused by exposure to silica

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MYTH BUSTERS: ‘BLANKET’ POLICIES FOR PPE

Posted on 21st March 2013
Employer should demonstrate ‘blanket’ is the ‘appropriate’ approach

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FREE EVENTS FOR CLIENTS & BUILDERS ON FRAGILE RISKS

Posted on 20th March 2013
HSE supported events provide practical demo on safer working methods

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NEW SHORT AND SIMPLE CONSTRUCTION SAFETY GUIDES

Posted on 19th March 2013
HSE puts SMEs at the heart of communications and publications strategy  

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HSE HELP FOR HANDLING HEALTH SURVEILLANCE

Posted on 19th March 2013
New online guidance designed to make HS easier to understand

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ACCESS INDUSTRY FREE ONLINE WORK AT HEIGHT VIDEOS

Posted on 15th March 2013
New Toolbox Talks from AIF provide up-to-date work at height guidance

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CONSTRUCTION HAULIER FINED OVER TIPPER DEATH

Posted on 15th March 2013
Failure to segregate pedestrians and vehicles ended in fatal collision

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INCIDENT: CRANE OVERTURN ON WIND FARM PROJECT

Posted on 15th March 2013
Mobile crane collapse fuels concerns of local residents 

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EXCAVATOR OPERATOR ADMITS SAFETY OFFENCE

Posted on 13th March 2013
Bucket fell from excavator causing death of site engineer

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HSE TARGET YOUNG WORKERS ON ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 13th March 2013
Regulator organises asbestos awareness events for younger generation

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FORMAL RISK ASSESSMENT NOT REQUIRED FOR ALL TASKS

Posted on 12th March 2013
‘Myth Busters’ Challenge Panel provides risk assessment clarification

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NEW INDUSTRY GUIDE ON DEMOLITION AND ASBESTOS

Posted on 11th March 2013
NFDC publish advice on non-licenable work during demolition

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HSE CONSTRUCTION CHIEF INSPECTOR MOVES ON

Posted on 9th March 2013
New chief to focus on “real risks not needless process and paperwork”

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES DEC 2012 – JAN 2013

Posted on 8th March 2013
Latest HSE monthly fatality records reveal four deaths

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IOSH PETITIONS TO STOP SCRAPPING OF CORE CODE

Posted on 8th March 2013
H&S Institution calls on Government for retention of ‘Management’ ACOP

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CROSSRAIL LEADS WAY IN CYCLE SAFETY STANDARDS

Posted on 7th March 2013
Requirements on project lorries look to cut cyclist deaths

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UNDERPINNING BODY TO LIFT BASEMENT SAFETY

Posted on 1st March 2013
ASUC publish new audit regime and plan health and safety guidance

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