Archive for June 2013

HSE SAFETY NOTICE: LIFT DEMO AND DISMANTLING

Posted on 28th June 2013
Call to action from HSE over poor standards of safety management  

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FEE FOR INTERVENTION CONSTRUCTION INVOICES RISE

Posted on 27th June 2013
HSE takings exceed £1 million as construction projects take the brunt

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CDM REGULATIONS 2015: NEW RIBA PLAN OF WORK

Posted on 27th June 2013
Project team must be properly assembled at new Stage1

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COUNCIL HELD TO ACCOUNT FOR CONTRACTOR ERRORS

Posted on 26th June 2013
Competence unchecked and work not monitored on extension project

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BIM4REGS: INTEGRATING BIM AND HEALTH AND SAFETY

Posted on 26th June 2013
Building regulations and health and safety may be built into BIM

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CHERRY PICKER OVERTURN CAUSED BY POOR PLANNING

Posted on 26th June 2013
Incorrect size of stabiliser leg mats triggered MEWP collapse 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 26th JUNE 2013

Posted on 26th June 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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HSE PUBLISH NEW PLAN OF WORK FOR 2013/14

Posted on 25th June 2013
Construction remains cause for “significant concern” and action

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‘KNIFEDGE’ CLEANING OF ROOF PROVES DISASTROUS

Posted on 25th June 2013
Common misconception triggers rooflight fall on farm building

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PRECAST CONCRETE FIRM FINED OVER SAFETY FAILINGS

Posted on 25th June 2013
Machine modification undermined integrity of protective system

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WORK EXPERIENCE RISK ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS

Posted on 24th June 2013
Government encourages employers to offer more WE placements   

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SCAFFOLDING COMPETENCE: CISRS TRAINING SCHEMES

Posted on 24th June 2013
Revised guidance on scaffolder record schemes

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FURTHER OFFENCE ATTRACTS SUBSTANTIAL FINE

Posted on 24th June 2013
Roofing firm prosecuted over repeat of poor risk management

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CIVIL LIABILITY FOR BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY

Posted on 21st June 2013
Impact of new Act on injury claims must await commencement date

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HEALTH BOARD ERRORS PUT CONTRACTORS AT RISK

Posted on 20th June 2013
Fined over failure to label and maintain ACMs in good condition

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FATALITY: BUILDING PRODUCTS DELIVERY

Posted on 20th June 2013
Driving suffers fatal injuries during delivery of goods at site

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INCIDENT: RESCUE FROM CITY CENTRE ROOF

Posted on 19th June 2013
Photographs show fire service rescue from major museum rooftop

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 19th JUNE 2013

Posted on 19th June 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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MAJOR CLIENT PROSECUTED OVER CONTRACTOR DEATH

Posted on 18th June 2013
Large fine follows failure to ensure contractor planning and control

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‘EXPLODING PAVEMENTS’ INCREASE THREEFOLD

Posted on 18th June 2013
HSE concerned that underground explosions could cause death

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HIGWAYS AGENCY PLEA ON ROADWORKER SAFETY

Posted on 17th June 2013
Motorists urged to drive safely to cut death and injury toll

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INCIDENT: SCHOOL BUILDING COLLAPSE

Posted on 17th June 2013
Workman trapped as building collapsed during demolition

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CPA ISSUES WARNING OVER CRANE SITE SECURITY

Posted on 17th June 2013
Main contractors reminded to prevent unauthorised access to sites

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SUPERVISOR FINED FOR SANCTIONING UNSAFE SYSTEM

Posted on 17th June 2013
Failure to consult manager lands supervisor in court after workman fell

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SELF REPORTED ILL-HEALTH CONFIRMED ‘BROADLY RELIABLE’

Posted on 13th June 2013
Research suggests self-reporting provides sound basis for policy

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FATALITY: TWO CHERRY PICKER DEATHS IN ONE WEEK

Posted on 13th June 2013
Workman dies in MEWP incident on marine construction project

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RIGHT TO REVIEW CPS DECISIONS ON PROSECUTION

Posted on 13th June 2013
DPP enshrines victims’ right to review of prosecution decisions

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES FEBRUARY-MARCH 2013

Posted on 11th June 2013
Latest HSE monthly fatality records reveal five deaths

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 12th JUNE 2013

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

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DEMOLITION PROJECT CLAIMS SIX LIVES IN USA

Posted on 11th June 2013
Excavator operator accused of drug related manslaughter charges

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INCIDENT: LOAD DROPS FROM TOWER CRANE

Posted on 11th June 2013
Public and construction workers escape with minor injuries

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FEE FOR INTERVENTION: DOES PAYMENT = ADMISSION?

Posted on 11th June 2013
Law firm warns over danger of blindly accepting HSE FFI invoices

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UNIONS LOBBY PARLIAMENT TO ‘SAVE OUR SAFETY’

Posted on 11th June 2013
UCATT AND Unite concerned over “attacks on safety rules” 

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HIGH FINE AND ALERT FOLLOWS SKIP LORRY DEATH

Posted on 10th June 2013
‘Mis-hooked’ skip triggered vehicle overturn and fatality

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FATALITY UPDATE: M25 MEWP MODEL ‘GROUNDED’

Posted on 6th June 2013
Video shows scene of cherry picker collapse alongside motorway

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FATALITY: MEWP OVERTURNS ONTO M25

Posted on 5th June 2013
Workman believed to have died after cherry picker collapse in yard

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RAIL REGULATOR PROSECUTES CONSTRUCTION FIRMS

Posted on 5th June 2013
Fall through ceiling costs over £87,000 in fines and prosecution costs

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NEW HSE CONSTRUCTION CHIEF SPEAKS AT SAFETY DAY

Posted on 5th June 2013
Vision of future of safety in construction included at WWT event

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TEMPORARY WORKS: HSE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Posted on 5th June 2013
HSE provide answers to basic temporary works issues 

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BUILDING COLLAPSE CAUSED BY ADJACENT EXCAVATION

Posted on 5th June 2013
Firm fined over failure to properly plan and consult on works

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 5th JUNE 2013

Posted on 5th June 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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COMMUNITY SERVICE PENALTY FOR RECALITRANT BOSS

Posted on 3rd June 2013
Firm failed to act despite previous life-changing injury 

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DEMO FIRM FINED OVER CRUSHING PLANT DEFECTS

Posted on 3rd June 2013
Swift action by colleagues saved life of demolition plant workman  

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