Archive for May 2013

CHARGES IMPOSED AT MAJORITY OF HSE VISITS

Posted on 31st May 2013
Second run of HSE inspection invoices yields close to £1million

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PALLET OF FLOUR SAVES SOLAR PANEL INSTALLER

Posted on 30th May 2013
Installation firm failed to use vital fragile rooflight precautions

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 29th MAY 2013

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

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WORKER LOST LEG THROUGH UNGUARDED SLURRY MIXER

Posted on 30th May 2013
Company boss aware vital guard missing yet failed to take action

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HSE RAMPS UP RESPONSE TO SAFETY ‘TIP-OFFS’

Posted on 29th May 2013
Fee for intervention may have triggered change in HSE approach

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SCAFFOLDER PROSECUTED FOR LACK OF PRECAUTIONS

Posted on 29th May 2013
Failure to install guardrails or wear harness lands scaffolder in court

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WEAPONS PLANT FAILED TO MANAGE FIRE RISK

Posted on 29th May 2013
Lack of assessment for dangerous substances triggers large fine 

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WORKMAN DIED INHALING PAINT REMOVER VAPOUR

Posted on 28th May 2013
Dichloromethane containing agent used in unventilated confined space

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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY PROSECUTED

Posted on 28th May 2013
Fall into flood pit cellar in flats lands ‘arms length’ firm in dock

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INADEQUATE SKYLIGHT COVERS FAILED TO PROTECT

Posted on 28th May 2013
Workman fell 4m after temporary cover failed under load

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CONTRACTORS SHARE BLAME FOR BUILDING BLUNDER

Posted on 28th May 2013
PC and demolition firm fined over unplanned collapse

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 22nd MAY 2013

Posted on 22nd May 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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INADEQUATE NOISE EMMISION DATA IS WIDESPREAD

Posted on 22nd May 2013
Suppliers and manufacturers fail to provide required information

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THREE YEAR JAIL TERM IMPOSED FOR MANSLAUGHTER

Posted on 21st May 2013
Owner of dismantling imprisoned and client director fined over death

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HSE PRAISE SCHOOL PROJECT FOR SOUND SAFETY RECORD

Posted on 21st May 2013
Designers invited to learn secrets of success in designing for safety

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FATALITY: FALL THROUGH INDUSTRIAL ROOF

Posted on 21st May 2013
Police and HSE launch investigation after death on Somerset building

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LOADING SHOVEL FATALITY PROMPTS LARGE PENALTY

Posted on 20th May 2013
Company prosecuted over failure to segregate people and vehicles

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DISMANTLING FIRM OWNER GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER

Posted on 20th May 2013
Client and contractor companies and directors found negligent

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EXEMPTING THE SELF-EMPLOYED FROM H&S LAWS

Posted on 20th May 2013
Low-risk self-employed architects to remain subject to HSW Act etc

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MINISTER SIGNS OFF REVISIONS TO RIDDOR ’95

Posted on 20th May 2013
HSE abandon plans to scrap ill-health and public injury reporting

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DIRECTOR TO FACE MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE

Posted on 20th May 2013
Cricket ground stand death triggers director and company prosecutions

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REFURB FIRM FINED HEAVILY OVER ASBESTOS DANGER

Posted on 16th May 2013
AIB ceiling removed without suitable survey and assessment caused serious risk

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TIMBER FRAME ERECTION LACKED PLANNING FOR SAFETY

Posted on 15th May 2013
PC and contractor prosecuted despite both businesses folding

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MEASURING ORGANISATIONAL SAFETY CLIMATE

Posted on 15th May 2013
HSL ‘safety culture’ tool relaunched online following upgrade

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FREE TRAINING MATERIALS ON WORK AT HEIGHT

Posted on 15th May 2013
Industry access body provides range of useful online videos

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CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER: REVIEW OF ISSUES

Posted on 15th May 2013
International law firm provide review and ‘pointers’ on CMCH Act

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 15th MAY 2013

Posted on 15th May 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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WORKMAN SURVIVED 10m FALL THROUGH ROOFLIGHT

Posted on 15th May 2013
Contractors fined over life-changing solar panel project roof fall

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INCIDENT: ROOFWORKER SERIOUSLY INJURED

Posted on 14th May 2013
Workman left ‘fighting for life’ after roof fall

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PLUMBER FAILED TO CHECK FOR ASBESTOS

Posted on 14th May 2013
Family put at risk of exposure to asbestos by contractor lack of awareness

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INCIDENT: TOWER SCAFFOLD FELL FROM BUILDING

Posted on 14th May 2013
Lucky escape after scaffold tower plummets from ninth floor

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MAJOR PLAYER INACTION ON MANAGEMENT FAILINGS

Posted on 14th May 2013
Concrete firm director ignored warnings prior to fatal fall

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FRAGILE ROOF REPLACEMENT PROJECT LACKED PLANNING

Posted on 13th May 2013
Risky roofing refurb work spotted by ‘off-duty’ HSE inspector

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HAPPY ENDING TO TALE OF ‘TODDLER ON THE ROOF’

Posted on 11th May 2013
Young child rescued after he used ladder to access hotel roof

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REVISED TOWER CRANE RESCUE RULES PUBLISHED

Posted on 10th May 2013
HSE endorsed CPA guidance on planned rescue now online

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INCIDENT: CRANE ‘CRASH’ ON HOSPITAL PROJECT

Posted on 9th May 2013
Work remains on hold after crane strikes wall of ward

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SOLAR PANEL FIRM IGNORED CLIENT WARNINGS

Posted on 9th May 2013
Workman saved by animal waste after fragile roof fall

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VIBRATION TRIGGERED EXCAVATION COLLAPSE

Posted on 9th May 2013
Ground worker escapes death in 4m deep excavation

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TUNNELLING OPERATOR NEGLECTED SAFETY

Posted on 9th May 2013
Civil engineering firm fined over uncontrolled ‘whiplash’ risk

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FATALITY: FALL FROM LADDER

Posted on 8th May 2013
Roofer died during roofline operations on domestic property

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 8th MAY 2013

Posted on 8th May 2013
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VIDEO REVEALS PERILS OF UNPLANNED DEMOLITION

Posted on 7th May 2013
Builder suffers serious injury in unanticipated collapse of structure

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RESEARCHERS DOUBT MEWP TRAINING EFFECTIVENESS

Posted on 7th May 2013
HSE commissioned research questions comprehension of ‘entrapment’ risk

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HSE SAFETY ALERT: STONE FIREPLACE DESIGN AND FIXING

Posted on 7th May 2013
Warning from regulators follows death of young children

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NEW RESEARCH ON MEWP CRUSHING AND ENTRAPMENT

Posted on 2nd May 2013
Design and human factors contribute to ‘significant number’ of incidents

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 1st MAY 2013

Posted on 2nd May 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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