Archive for July 2013

M25 MEWP FATALITY: MANUFACTURER SAFETY NOTICE

Posted on 31st July 2013
Genie safety notice issued on model involved in recent incident

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FATALITY: BUILDER DIES IN HOUSE REFURB FIRE

Posted on 30th July 2013
Firefighters believe the blaze was started by a cigarette

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TRADESMAN JAILED FOR UNSAFE AND ILLEGAL GAS WORK

Posted on 30th July 2013
Boiler dangerously defective due to improper flue connection

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MAJOR QUARRY FIRM FINED OVER EXPLOSION ERRORS

Posted on 30th July 2013
Blast sent rock flying 200 metres onto public road and damaged cars

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ORR WARNS AGAINST COMPLACENCY ON TRACK SAFETY

Posted on 30th July 2013
Improvements in worker safety and infrastructure management needed

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STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY ISSUES LATEST NEWS LETTER

Posted on 30th July 2013
SCOSS publishes reports and expert comment on a range of issues

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M25 TELEHANDLER FATALITY INVESTIGATION UPDATE

Posted on 30th July 2013
HSE look for clues in information on an incident in Australia

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FORS ROUTE USED TO REDUCE CYCLIST HGV RISK

Posted on 30th July 2013
Major player commits suppliers to Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)

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COURT IMPOSES LIGHT SENTENCE DESPITE HSE WARNINGS

Posted on 30th July 2013
Housebuilder prosecuted for failing to fence off construction site

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JUST A BIT OF FUN

Posted on 30th July 2013
New environmentally friendly piling technique revealed

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LOCAL AUTHORITY SAFETY TRAINING FOUND WANTING

Posted on 30th July 2013
Key fragile roof safety measures left to the workers’ own judgment

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CONTRACTOR FINED OVER ROOF OPENING FAILURES

Posted on 30th July 2013
Workman injured in fall through opening ‘protected’ by single batten

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‘NEXT GENERATION’ SYSTEM SCAFFOLDING LAUNCHED

Posted on 30th July 2013
Major access and scaffolding specialist adds to product range   

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 24th JULY 2013

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

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MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE FOR MAINTENANCE CONTRACTOR

Posted on 29th July 2013
Fall from balcony of two-year-old prompts manslughter allegation

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FINE AND PRISON FOR RECALCITRANT FIRM AND DIRECTOR

Posted on 29th July 2013
History of HSE enforcement puts housebuilder in Crown Court 

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STRUCTURAL ENGINEER FACES MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE

Posted on 29th July 2013
Alleged “permission to dig” triggered fatal wall collapse

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DAD GIVEN COMMUNITY SENTENCE OVER SON ON SCAFFOLD

Posted on 29th July 2013
Prosecution provides timely warning for families over school holidays

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 17th JULY 2013

Posted on 29th July 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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PILING FIRM WORK SYSTEM CAUSED SEVERED FINGERS

Posted on 11th July 2013
Safe stage at which to lower weight not based on agreed signals

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PRISON SENTENCE AND FINE FOR IGORING HSE NOTICE

Posted on 11th July 2013
Developer showed wilful disregard for asbestos risks

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CONTRACTOR FAILED TO MAINTAIN SCAFFOLD SAFETY

Posted on 11th July 2013
Pedestrians and drivers in miraculous escape on busy City street

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SCAFFOLDING FIRM FAILED TO MANAGE ROOFLIGHT RISK

Posted on 11th July 2013
Labourer in fatal fall through rooflight during scaffold striking

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 10th JULY 2013

Posted on 10th July 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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RIDDOR 2013 GUIDE TO REPORTING PUBLISHED

Posted on 10th July 2013
Regulations designed to “clarify and simplify” injury etc reporting to regulator

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR MONITORING FOUND WANTING

Posted on 9th July 2013
Firms fined after worker paralysed by fall through roof opening

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CLIENT/PC BLAMED FOR SCAFFOLDING FIRM FAILINGS

Posted on 9th July 2013
Crown court finds drinks company and contractor guilty over scaffold defects

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REVISED CDM REGULATIONS DELAYED UNTIL 2014

Posted on 8th July 2013
Consultation in late summer 2013 with new regulations in October 2014

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FATALITY: LIFT TRUCK INCIDENT

Posted on 8th July 2013
Man dies after incident involving lift truck on homes project

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VIEWS SOUGHT ON REVISED ASBESTOS CODE

Posted on 8th July 2013
Consultation on draft revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) starts

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ROOFLINE CONTRACTOR ERRED OVER ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 8th July 2013
Firm fined after labourer exposed whilst removing AIB soffit 

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CRAWLING BOARD PROVIDED INADEQUATE PROTECTION

Posted on 8th July 2013
Contractor fined over fragile roof fall as boards fail to spread load

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HSE SAFETY MANAGEMENT MODEL NOW ONLINE

Posted on 8th July 2013
Successful health and safety management guide (HSG65) is changing

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NEW BASEMENT GUIDE TO LAUNCH AT CONFERENCE

Posted on 8th July 2013
ASUCplus basement guidance designed to raise standards on safety

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BUILDERS FAILED TO CHECK FOR ASBESTOS PRESENCE

Posted on 8th July 2013
Self-employed builders fined after exposing themselves and others to asbestos

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CPS DISCONTINUE CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER CASE

Posted on 8th July 2013
Oil giant and contractor plead guilty to health and safety offences

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PC DENIES RESPONSIBILITY FOR SCAFFOLD DEFECTS

Posted on 8th July 2013
Drinks firm defends HSE prosecution over supervision of scaffolding ops

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HOMES FIRM IN COURT OVER TOWER CRANE INCIDENT

Posted on 8th July 2013
Magistrates refuse to sentence in case of falling tower crane jib

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HIGH FINES & COSTS OVER ‘ROCKETING’ CYLINDER DEATH

Posted on 6th July 2013
Major building services firm and others failed to manage system installation 

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RAIL REGULATOR GETS TOUGH ON CONTRACTOR FAILINGS

Posted on 4th July 2013
Working unsafely near power lines both stopped and prosecuted 

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MAJORS SET MEWP COMPETENCE CARD DEADLINE

Posted on 4th July 2013
UKCG projects set to require training plus competence certification

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CONSTRUCTION SECTOR DEATH TOLL AND RATE FALL

Posted on 3rd July 2013
Fatality figures for construction fall by almost 20% over 2012/13

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OVERHEAD POWER LINE STRIKE BY HOMES BUILDER

Posted on 3rd July 2013
Company’s own QS warned developer over lack of suitable precautions  

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HSE WEEKLY ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 3rd JULY 2013

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

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HSE ISSUE SIMPLE GUIDE TO SELECTION & USE OF RPE

Posted on 2nd July 2013
Step-by-step straightforward and practical approach to RPE 

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OCCUPIER FINED OVER FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT FALL

Posted on 1st July 2013
Cleaning in building valley gutter was not properly planned

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NEW CPA SHORING GUIDANCE BACKED BY HSE

Posted on 1st July 2013
Essential for planning, management, design and supervision of excavations

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DEATH OF CHILD PROMPTED FIREPLACE SAFETY ALERT

Posted on 1st July 2013
Contractor prosecuted after tragic fall of stone mantle in new home

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HSE GUIDE CALLS FOR IMPROVED DUST RISK CONTROL

Posted on 1st July 2013
Construction project work riddled with high risk dust laden tasks

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PREMATURE CALL TO CRANE DRIVER TRIGGERS COLLAPSE

Posted on 1st July 2013
Workman fell 10m into concrete shaft along with temporary platform

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