Archive for August 2013

FREE TRAINING ON POWER LINES AND RAIL CROSSINGS

Posted on 30th August 2013
ORR demonstration training facility hosts free training day

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DEVELOPER / BUILDER OPERATED “DICKENSIAN” SITE

Posted on 29th August 2013
Prosecution triggered after complaint to HSE reveals widespread project risks 

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MULTIPLE FAILINGS ENDED IN 11,000 VOLT CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 28th August 2013
Council prosecuted after two workman suffer flash burns digging trench   

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INCIDENT: CABLE STRIKE ON GLASGOW PROJECT

Posted on 28th August 2013
Workman injured during incident involving underground supply

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BUILDER PUT FAMILY AT RISK BY UNSAFE GAS WORK

Posted on 28th August 2013
Gas boiler flue vented carbon monoxide into property

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FAILURE TO ASSESS LEGIONELLA RISK IN H&C WATER

Posted on 28th August 2013
Care home ignored HSE improvement notice requirements

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HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 27th AUGUST 2013

Posted on 27th August 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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OSHA SEEKS TOUGHER STANDARD ON RCS RISK

Posted on 27th August 2013
US regulator new respirable crystalline silica standard for construction

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HSE GUIDANCE ON SAFE WORKING WITH ELECTRICITY

Posted on 27th August 2013
Revised standard on management action required to reduce electrical risks

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HSE NATIONAL SITE SAFETY ‘CLAMPDOWN’ IMMINIENT

Posted on 22nd August 2013
Construction Operations Chief to reveal details during live ‘Twitter-chat’

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DEVELOPER FINED FOR FAILING TO ACT ON HSE NOTICES

Posted on 21st August 2013
Firm ignored basic risks and failed to manage construction site safety

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INCIDENTS: TWO MOBILES COLLAPSE IN ONE WEEK

Posted on 21st August 2013
Mobile cranes topple in both Putney and Royal Tunbridge Wells

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HSE KEY ACTIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS LEADERS

Posted on 20th August 2013
New HSE online management guidance establishes ‘refreshed’ baseline  

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HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 20th AUGUST 2013

Posted on 20th August 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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SECOND HSE HAVS PROSECUTION IN ONE WEEK

Posted on 20th August 2013
Incurable condition and will affect the workers for the rest of their lives

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INCIDENT: TWO INJURED IN GAS PIPE STRIKE

Posted on 20th August 2013
Work by contractor on redundant gas pipe ignited ‘residual gas’

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AUSSIE EXCAVATOR DRIVER IMPALED ON REBAR

Posted on 20th August 2013
Graphic images show miraculous escape for young site worker

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MAJOR PLC FAILED TO ASSESS VIBRATION RISK

Posted on 20th August 2013
HSE prosecute after worker develops carpal tunnel syndrome

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FIRM FINED AFTER FAILING TO HEED EARLY ‘WARNING’

Posted on 20th August 2013
Workman fell 4m during work on flat roof decking operations  

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FATALITY: TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT WORKER

Posted on 16th August 2013
Collision with car whilst working on TM on ‘A’ road

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PRESSURE MOUNTS ON CONSTRUCTION HEALTH ISSUES

Posted on 15th August 2013
Government call on industry leaders to ‘pledge’ action on health 

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COMPANY FAILED TO SUPERVISE SAFE SYSTEM OF WORK

Posted on 15th August 2013
Workman fell from wall plate during flawed roof truss installation

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STANDARD FOR LOW LEVEL PLATFORMS PUBLISHED

Posted on 14th August 2013
Trade body launches PAS 250 minimum standard for access products

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MIRACULOUS ESCAPE FROM BUILDING COLLAPSE

Posted on 14th August 2013
Firm fined after floor collapse sent father and son falling two storeys 

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CDM REGULATIONS 2015: UPDATE

Posted on 14th August 2013
HSE consultation on CDM 2014 revision

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HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 13th AUGUST 2013

Posted on 13th August 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR PLAN PROVED INADEQUATE

Posted on 12th August 2013
Fall through new roof opening was entirely preventable 

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WORKING SAFELY AT HEIGHT ON DOMESTIC PROJECTS

Posted on 12th August 2013
Research highlights role of product innovation and training

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INCORRECT LADDER USE TRIGGERED PROSECUTION

Posted on 12th August 2013
Access and roof ladder system failed to prevent 8m fall

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FREE HSE LED EVENT ON CONSTRUCTION DUST

Posted on 12th August 2013
HSE pressure on ‘construction dust’ assessment and control mounts

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FATALITY: MOBILE PLANT ON HOMES SITE

Posted on 12th August 2013
Major homes project worker dies in dumper truck incident

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PRISON SENTENCE FOR LOADER DRIVER OVER SITE DEATH

Posted on 9th August 2013
Operator failed to take reasonable care during reversing operation

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES APRIL 2013 – JUNE 2013

Posted on 7th August 2013
Latest HSE fatality records reveal four deaths in three months

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INQUEST: FALL USING LADDER ON ROLLER DOOR REPAIR

Posted on 7th August 2013
Coroner calls for improved training and risk assessment reminder

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FATALITY: ELECTROCUTION ON SCHOOL PROJECT

Posted on 7th August 2013
Workman died during asbestos removal works at closed school

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 7th AUGUST 2013

Posted on 7th August 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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NEW CDM REGULATIONS: CLIENTS AND COORDINATORS

Posted on 6th August 2013
What might new EU Directive ‘Copy Out’ regulations look like?

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FREE WWT TRAINING EVENT ON TW AND BEHAVIOUR

Posted on 6th August 2013
Working Well Together London and Southeast Group event

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RECOGNITION SYSTEM MAY REDUCE CYCLIST DEATH TOLL

Posted on 6th August 2013
Major highways provider tests detection system on construction HGVs

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DIRECTOR FINED AFTER MASSIVE BUILDING COLLAPSE

Posted on 3rd August 2013
Site beset with dangerous working practices, poor planning and management

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INCIDENT: CABLE STRIKE DURING HOARDING ERECTION

Posted on 3rd August 2013
Two workman in specialist burns unit following 11,000 volt incident

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HSE LAUNCH NEW ‘OPINION’ ADVISORY SERVICE

Posted on 3rd August 2013
Regulator provides advice on what to do on a given H&S matter

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR IN COURT OVER MASSIVE FIRE

Posted on 2nd August 2013
Gas main welding work sparked fire sending 20-foot flames into sky

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DESIGNER FINED OVER MISSING CDM INFORMATION

Posted on 2nd August 2013
HSE conclude rare prosecution of designer under CDM Regulations

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