Archive for April 2013

FALLING HOARDING STRUCK TWO PASSING PENSIONERS

Posted on 30th April 2013
Design of site fencing should be able to withstand high winds

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APPEAL BY BUILDER FAILS TO OVERTURN HUGE FINE

Posted on 30th April 2013
Near £1/2m penalty upheld as appellant must bear measure of responsibility

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INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE

Posted on 30th April 2013
Pavement scaffold struck by HGV left in precarious position

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BY-PASSED MOBILE PLANT SAFETY SWITCH CLAIMS LIFE

Posted on 29th April 2013
Plant operator became entangled in rotating tarmac cutter wheel 

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GOVERNMENT TO REVIEW NEED FOR HSE FUNCTIONS

Posted on 26th April 2013
Review will consider if HSE remains the best way to deliver objectives

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DRAMATIC VIDEO OF EXPLODING LONDON PAVEMENT

Posted on 26th April 2013
Underground 11,000 volt cable explosion captured by local resident 

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SCOTLAND H&S PROSECUTION SYSTEM UNDER SCRUTINY

Posted on 25th April 2013
Major concern over excessive delay in concluding prosecution cases

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STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY ISSUES LATEST NEWSLETTER

Posted on 25th April 2013
SCOSS publishes reports and expert comment on a range of issues

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 24th APRIL 2013

Posted on 25th April 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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JUST A BIT OF FUN

Posted on 25th April 2013

Runaway concrete buffer safely tamed by thinking outside the box!   

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MASSIVE FINES FOLLOW CONCRETE PRODUCTS SITE DEATH

Posted on 24th April 2013
Haulier and major concrete firm accountable for site vehicle fatality

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REVISED PRE-QUALIFICATION STANDARD PUBLISHED

Posted on 23rd April 2013
PAS91:2013 to reduce burden of pre-qual on construction supply chain

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LONDON CYCLIST FIGHTS FOR LIFE AFTER TIPPER INCIDENT

Posted on 23rd April 2013
Rider of Boris bike crushed under construction vehicle

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ROAD HAULIER FOUND GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER

Posted on 22nd April 2013
Failure to deploy outriggers on lorry triggered death of workman

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INQUEST: TIPPER TRUCK DEATH REMAINS MYSTERY

Posted on 22nd April 2013
Crush death of construction firm MD baffles HSE experts

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RAIL MAINTENANCE FIRMS ERR ON WORKER SAFETY

Posted on 22nd April 2013
Hefty fine and costs for failures which left workers seriously injured

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FORKLIFT TRUCK FOUND WITH MULTIPLE DEFECTS

Posted on 22nd April 2013
Construction firm failed to test FLT despite obvious disrepair

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MANSLAUGHTER RULED OUT OVER QUADRUPLE FATALITY

Posted on 22nd April 2013
Inquest and HSE investigation to proceed after Police handover lead

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HOMES BUILDER IGNORED HSE IMPROVEMENT NOTICE

Posted on 22nd April 2013
Builder fined for failing to provide proper facilities on small project

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SHEET PILE LIFTING OPERATION NOT PROPERLY PLANNED

Posted on 18th April 2013
Missing hook safety catch causes sheet to fall from excavator

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JUST A BIT OF FUN

Posted on 18th April 2013
Video reveals possible way to make toolbox briefings more memorable?? 

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JAILED ILLEGAL GAS FITTER CREATED TRAIL OF RISK

Posted on 18th April 2013
Reckless breach of law’ in working on boilers and other appliances

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MASSIVE GAS EXPLOSION CULPRIT ESCAPES JUSTICE

Posted on 17th April 2013
Shoddy work by fitter combines with prior error to cause blast

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DOOR SUPPLIER AND INSTALLER TOGETHER IN COURT

Posted on 17th April 2013
Company and employee both prosecuted over sliding door death

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MAJOR FIRM FINED OVER RIDDOR NON-NOTIFICATION

Posted on 17th April 2013
HSE prosecution highlights need to report dangerous occurrences

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 17th APRIL 2013

Posted on 17th April 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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ASBESTOS IN SCHOOLS SIGNPOSTS AND GUIDANCE

Posted on 16th April 2013
HSE useful summary for all involved with asbestos in schools

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WORKMAN CHEATS DEATH IN 7M ROOFLIGHT FALL

Posted on 16th April 2013
Unprotected fragile skylight fails during recladding operations

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MAJOR LIFT FIRM FINED OVER OUTDATED PROCEDURES

Posted on 16th April 2013
Death of engineer reveals longstanding system and information failings

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EXCAVATOR OPERATOR RECEIVES PRISON SENTENCE

Posted on 16th April 2013
Missing digger bucket safety pin caused death of site engineer

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OFF-LOADING RENDER PALLET ENDED IN TRAGEDY

Posted on 16th April 2013
Plastering firm director died during modified delivery operation

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DEATH REVEALED GAPS IN MEWP EMERGENCY TRAINING

Posted on 11th April 2013
Trapped worker colleagues unaware of emergency scissor lift controls

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SITE HOARDING COLLAPSE INJURED PENSIONER

Posted on 11th April 2013
Catalogue of design and construction errors triggered collapse

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TOO MANY WALES AND WEST PROJECTS FAIL TEST

Posted on 11th April 2013
Nearly one in three sites come up short during HSE inspections

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 10th APRIL 2013

Posted on 11th April 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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ROOF FALL WORKMAN WILL NEVER WORK AGAIN

Posted on 10th April 2013
Builder failed to take precautions and lacked compulsory insurance

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SIMPLE LIFTING OPERATION USED FLAWED SYSTEM

Posted on 10th April 2013
Tank being lifted on hotel project crushed workman

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DIRECTOR FINED £30K OVER FATAL TANK TOP FALL

Posted on 9th April 2013
Company director held to account for his inaction over observed risk

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FATALITY: LORRY STRUCK CYCLIST AT LEFT TURN

Posted on 9th April 2013
Cyclist crushed by construction industry HGV on busy London street

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BASIS OF NEW CDM REGULATIONS EXPLAINED

Posted on 8th April 2013
HSE presentation to construction industry body published on website

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MAJOR HOMES FIRM PLEASED PROSECUTION HALTED

Posted on 8th April 2013
‘Inconsistencies’ force HSE to stop proceedings over death of child

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HEAD PROTECTION AND TOWER CRANE REGS REPEALED

Posted on 8th April 2013
HSE stress that repealed construction laws leave safety untouched

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CRAZY TRAIN OF EVENTS END IN LEG AMPUTATION

Posted on 8th April 2013
Director held responsible for structural collapse and resultant injury

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ROADWORKS SAFETY CAMPAIGN TO CUT WORKER DEATHS

Posted on 8th April 2013
Powerful video drives home need for safe travel through roadworks

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HOTEL GROUP HIT WITH MASSIVE ASBESTOS FINE

Posted on 5th April 2013
Refurbishment work carried out prior to full and proper asbestos survey

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TOO MANY LONDON REFURB PROJECT BELOW PAR

Posted on 4th April 2013
HSE checks reveal one in four sites failed to meet basic H&S standards

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FATALITY: STRUCK BY MINI EXCAVATOR

Posted on 3rd April 2013
Man dies during clearing of rubble on North Wales building site

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PROJECT PARTNERS FAILED TO PLAN AND CONTROL

Posted on 3rd April 2013
Contractor fined heavily and prison sentence imposed on site manager

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 3rd APRIL 2013

Posted on 3rd April 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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ANONYMOUS COMPLAINT LANDS REFURB FIRM IN COURT

Posted on 3rd April 2013
Floor openings used to ‘bomb’ material causing danger to those below

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STONE SLAB MOVEMENT LACKED SAFE SYSTEM OF WORK

Posted on 3rd April 2013
Director held to account for dangerous unloading operations 

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