Turner Access Higher Safety Total Access
Total Access Ethentic Chipmunk Data
Chipmunk Data Turner Access Ethentic

NEW CPA SHORING GUIDANCE BACKED BY HSE

Essential for planning, management, design and supervision of excavations

The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has published Management of Shoring in Excavations Part 1 – Management Process CPA (June 2013).

The good practice guide is written specifically for all the duty holders identified in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007).

The guide refers to and adopts the guidance given in BS 5975:2008+A1:2011 – Code of Practice for Temporary Works Procedures etc and BS 6031:2009 – Code of Practice for Earthworks and is described as:

“essential reading for anyone involved in the planning, management, design and supervision of excavation works during any stage of the construction process, including site investigations. Guidance is given in the form of a review of current practice, including a simple to follow management flowchart and advice on assessing the competency of the duty holders.

By adopting the guidance contained within this document it is considered that duty holders will generally be doing enough to manage the planning and execution of excavation works in order to meet their health and safety obligations.”

Imperative that risks are fully assessed

The guidance has been produced in partnership with HSE and represents current best practice. The HSE Chief Inspector has provided the forward which states:

“Ground conditions around excavations present an unpredictable hazard with the ever-present risk of unacceptable ground movement, collapse or cave-in. These risks have the ability to impact far beyond the footprint of the excavation to affect adjacent works, structures and the public.

Most injuries occur in and around excavations less than 2.4m deep when either little or no temporary shoring has been provided. Prior to proceeding with any excavation, it is imperative that the risks are fully assessed and that consideration is always given to the need for temporary shoring to support the ground, even in excavations as shallow as 1.0m.

Notwithstanding the legal requirement to control risks to workers in or near excavations, there are strong commercial arguments supporting the view that the careful planning and design of temporary works will lead to greater certainty of cost and programme. Even where no one is injured, the collapse of excavations inevitably causes substantial site delays and additional costs in managing and safely retrieving the situation.

This guidance has been prepared by a Working Group representing all parts of the industry, including the Health and Safety Executive. The guidance is straightforward, comprehensive and easy to adopt. Please read the publication and turn the advice into action”

Latest Construction Health and Safety News

PRISON TERM FOR SOLE TRADER CONTRACTOR

Small contractor pays the price for failing to manage work at height hazards

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 19th October 2017

WORKMAN FELL THROUGH ROOF OPENING

Waterproof membrane concealed conservatory roof hazard

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 19th October 2017

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 18th OCT 2017

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 19th October 2017

DEATH AND POORLY MANAGED RISK FINED £3.8 MILLION

Unstable precast concrete panels toppled MEWP and crushed operator

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 18th October 2017

DOING SAFETY DIFFERENTLY – THE MOVIE…

Reducing compliance bureaucracy and putting trusting in people

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 13th October 2017

WORKMAN FELL FROM EDGE OF UNGUARDED OPENING

Firm fined £95,000 over failure to assess and protect workers at height

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 13th October 2017

FITTERS FINGERS SEVERED BY UNGUARDED TABLE SAW

Compensation order for injured workman takes precedence over fine

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 13th October 2017

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 11th OCT 2017

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 11th October 2017

ROOF WORKER FRACTURED BACK IN FRAGILE FALL

Fragile wood wool slabs failed to support weight of workman

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 11th October 2017

PRODUCTS: ELIMINATING HEALTH RISKS BY DESIGN

Innovative product eliminates key hazards for CDM 2015 designers

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 11th October 2017

DRIVER DIED WHEN CRUSHED BETWEEN VEHICLES

Firm failed to follow industry guidance on coupling and uncoupling

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 10th October 2017

WORKER LOSES HANDS AND FEET IN POWER LINE STRIKE

Director handed prison term over unsafe scaffolding operation

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 6th October 2017

INDUSTRY FORUM CONSIDERS DUMPER HAZARDS

CPA and CECA plan new guidance on Forward Tipping Dumpers

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 6th October 2017

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 4th OCT 2017

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 5th October 2017

INCIDENT: UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE

Three treated for burns after power cable struck in London

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 5th October 2017

COUNCIL FAILED TO IMPLEMENT STATED HAVS POLICY

Fined £150k over failure to control and monitor hand-arm vibration hazard

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 5th October 2017

PROJECT MANAGER FINED OVER FAILURE TO MANAGE

Principal Contractor prosecuted alongside responsible manager

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 3rd October 2017

HSE CONSTRUCTION BLITZ GOES LIVE ON HEALTH RISKS

hselogo1Second phase of campaign looks for compliance on dust management

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 2nd October 2017

UPDATE OF ALL HSE ASBESTOS ESSENTIALS GUIDANCE

HSE publish fresh guidance for Non-Licensed work with asbestos

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 27th September 2017

HSE FINALISES PRIORITIES ON HEALTH AND CDM

Clients and designers need to act on lung disease and other health risks

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 27th September 2017

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 27th SEPT 2017

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 27th September 2017

SCAFFOLD INSPECTORS ISSUED FALSIFIED CERTIFICATES

Prosecution for two after workman fell from illegitimately signed off scaffold

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 25th September 2017

REVERSING EXCAVATOR CRUSHED WORKMAN

Lack of management system to segregate pedestrians and vehicles

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 21st September 2017

CLIENT FINED £2.5 MILLION AFTER CONTRACTOR DEATH

Fatal fall through roof leaves client responsible for massive fine

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 21st September 2017

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 20th SEPT 2017

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 20th September 2017
Turner Access Chipmunk Data
Total Access Ethentic
Higher Safety Turner Access