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STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY ISSUES LATEST NEWS LETTER

SCOSS publishes reports and expert comment on a range of issues

The Structural-Safety web site combining CROSS (Confidential reporting on structural safety) and SCOSS (Standing committee on structural safety) issues regular newsletters and includes a data base of reports, alerts and other publications.

Newsletter No 31 has now been published and contains reports and expert comment on:

  • Falsework collapse during slab pour in SE Asia;
  • Adjacent excavations in Australia;
  • Modifications to balustrade in a shopping centre;
  • Stability of tenant’s mezzanine;
  • Further concerns about competance;
  • Nuts falling from tension glazing system;
  • Error in proprietary design program; and
  • Hoarding incident.

Latest Construction Health and Safety News

EXCAVATOR CRUSHED DUMPER OPERATOR

Reversing excavator operations not separated from pedestrians

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Posted on 12th January 2018

REFURB CONTRACTORS FINED £1.1 MILLION

Tenant fell 5m through fragile surface whilst walking to home

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Posted on 12th January 2018

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 10th JAN 2018

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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Posted on 10th January 2018

STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY LATEST NEWSLETTER

CROSS publishes reports and expert comment on a range of issues

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Posted on 10th January 2018

HSE REACH OUT TO RESOLVE RISK MANAGEMENT

Construction Industry Advisory Network (CONIAN) launched

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Posted on 10th January 2018

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 4th JAN 2018

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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Posted on 4th January 2018

FAILURE TO PROTECT PUBLIC FINED £600,000

Two elderly people injured during construction of disabled ramp

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Posted on 2nd January 2018

MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT FIRM FINED

Joist failed and workman fell during flat roof replacement works

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Posted on 2nd January 2018

FALL ON BLOCK AND BEAM FLOORING SYSTEM

Contractors failed to respond to planned fall protection problems

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Posted on 2nd January 2018

FIRMS FAILED TO INSTALL FLOOR AS DESIGNED

Principal contractor penalised for not spotting contractor error

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Posted on 2nd January 2018

LINTEL COLLAPSED DURING LOWERING OPERATION

Two workers injured as support props and structure topple

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Posted on 2nd January 2018

CDM 2015: SEEING THE WOOD FOR THE TREES

End of year reflections on CDM 2015, health, safety and harm

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Posted on 21st December 2017

FESTIVE GREETINGS TO ALL OUR READERS

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Posted on 20th December 2017

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 20th DEC 2017

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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Posted on 20th December 2017

LORRY DRIVER PROSECUTED AFTER ROAD DEATH

Road worker died during motorway resurfacing project

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Posted on 20th December 2017

MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED £1.8M OVER ROAD DEATH

Road planer operation put roadworks pedestrians at risk of injury

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Posted on 20th December 2017

MANAGER PROSECUTED OVER APPRENTICE INJURY

Untrained young worker fell through fragile rooflight

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Posted on 20th December 2017

PUBLIC AND WORKERS EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS RISK

Client and contractor failed to identify and assess asbestos presence

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Posted on 20th December 2017

RESTRAINT SAVES WORKER EJECTED FROM MEWP

Firms failed to separate crane and elevated mobile work platform

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Posted on 20th December 2017

HSE PROSECUTE OVER POOR SILICA DUST CONTROL

Principal contractor failures led to gross exposure to RCS

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Posted on 15th December 2017

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 13th DEC 2017

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Posted on 15th December 2017

BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING AND CDM 2015

Major contractor explains BIM risk mitigation opportunities

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Posted on 15th December 2017

STANDARD FOR SELECTING CDM PRINCIPAL DESIGNERS

BSI publishes specification for procuring all CDM 2015 services

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Posted on 12th December 2017

CONCRETE BATCHING PLANT OPERATOR FELL 5M

Uncovered concrete chute offence fined £267,000

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Posted on 12th December 2017

FELLED TREE NARROWLY MISSED PEDESTRIANS

Video reveals that nearby motor vehicles were not so fortunate

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Posted on 11th December 2017
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