Archive for March 2013

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 27th MARCH 2013

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

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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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HAND ARM VIBRATION HARM RISK MISSED

Posted on 25th March 2013
Damage and fine highlight need to assess and act on HAVS risk

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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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ROOF REFURB FIRM FINED OVER POOR PLANNING

Posted on 25th March 2013
Neighbouring company informed HSE of fragile roof and other dangers

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HOUSING GROUP DID NOT TRAIN ON LADDER USE

Posted on 22nd March 2013
Fall of plumber exposes HA deficiencies in working with ladders  

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SCAFFOLD CONTRACTOR FAILED TO PLAN AND SUPERVISE

Posted on 22nd March 2013
Young scaffolding apprentice fell whilst modifying scaffold

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CRAWLING BOARDS INSUFFICIENT FOR COMPLIANCE AND SAFETY

Posted on 21st March 2013
Company and director prosecuted after worker fell through roof

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INCIDENT: SUSPECTED TOWER CRANE MISHAP

Posted on 21st March 2013
Photographs fail to establish facts on reported tower crane incident

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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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HSE INVESTIGATION INTO FALL UNCOVERS OTHER RISKS

Posted on 21st March 2013
Accident revealed failure to manage excavator and excavation dangers

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CONTRACTORS CAUSE ASBESTOS RISK AT NAVAL BASE

Posted on 21st March 2013
Refurbishment project lacked reliable information on asbestos

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INCIDENT: BANKSMAN SUFFERS SERIOUS ELECTRIC SHOCK

Posted on 20th March 2013
Mobile crane on new homes project site strikes overhead power cable 

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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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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 20th MARCH 2013

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

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR BOTH ACCOUNTABLE FOR FALL

Posted on 20th March 2013
Prosecutions follows yet another fragile roof fall and disabling injuries 

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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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FRAGILE ROOF FALL HIGHLIGHTS UPCOMING HSE CAMPAIGN

Posted on 19th March 2013
High risk dismantling operation was not planned to prevent falls

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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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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 13th MARCH 2013

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

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REFURB WORKER DIED FOLLOWING SHAFT FALL

Posted on 13th March 2013
Property company prosecuted over fatal fall in dumb waiter shaft 

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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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INCIDENT: PILING AUGER PIERCES RAIL TUNNEL

Posted on 12th March 2013
Auger found on track used by millions of London commuters

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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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FIRM AND DIRECTOR FACE MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES

Posted on 11th March 2013
Corporate manslaughter charge over man who died from crush injuries

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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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FATALITY: PEDESTRIAN STRUCK NEAR SITE

Posted on 8th March 2013
Grieving son calls for answers after 70-year-old crushed by HGV in London

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PRISON SENTENCE FOR SUPPLIER OF UNSAFE PLANT

Posted on 8th March 2013
Landscaping contractor died when defective skip loader overturned

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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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‘SKY HOOKS’ FAIL TO PROTECT SOLAR PANEL INSTALLER

Posted on 7th March 2013
Firm fined over fall and failure to think through safety system

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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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PEERS DEFEAT GOVERNMENT ‘STRICT LIABILITY’ CHANGES

Posted on 7th March 2013
Plans to scrap civil action for regulatory breach hits the buffers

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CONSTRUCTION SECTOR ENFORCEMENT DECLINING

Posted on 6th March 2013
HSE prosecutions and notices issued reduce whilst ‘high fines’ fall

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HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 6th MARCH 2013

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

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MEMBER OF PUBLIC STRUCK BY FALLING MATERIAL

Posted on 4th March 2013
Firm fined over failure to fence off areas where masonry fell

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COUNCIL IGNORED THREAT OF ASBESTOS IN SCHOOLS

Posted on 4th March 2013
Prosecution and £50k bill follows failure to manage asbestos

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INACTION OVER SITE DEATHS COMES UNDER FIRE

Posted on 4th March 2013
Construction union concerned over ‘shameful’ failure to prosecute 

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PROPERTY FIRM PROSECUTED OVER ELECTROCUTION

Posted on 1st March 2013
Death of plumber caused by failure to test electrical installation

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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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