Archive for October 2013

FATALITY: FALL DURING PLANT MAINTENANCE

Posted on 31st October 2013
Routine maintenance work on air con system ends in tragedy

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MAJOR INJURIES DOWN 10% IN CONSTRUCTION

Posted on 30th October 2013
Construction remains one of Britain’s most dangerous sectors

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES AUGUST 2013

Posted on 30th October 2013
Latest HSE fatality records reveal three deaths during August 2013

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UPDATED GUIDE ON SAFE STREET AND ROAD WORKS

Posted on 25th October 2013
DfT publishes updated safety code ‘Red Book’

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HSE SET TO CONSULT ON SCRAPPING CDM-C AND ACOP

Posted on 24th October 2013
HSE Board learn of latest proposals on revised CDM package

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PASMA ‘TOWER SAFETY’ WEEK GOES DIGITAL & ONLINE

Posted on 23rd October 2013
Mobile access association hosts free-to-view events on best practice

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STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY ISSUES LATEST NEWS LETTER

Posted on 22nd October 2013
SCOSS publishes reports and expert comment on a range of issues

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HIGHWAYS AGENCY ROAD WORKER ‘SAFETY WEEK’

Posted on 22nd October 2013
Eight road worker deaths in three years prompt HA campaign

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HSE ‘CLAMPDOWN’ MAY YEILD £1/2 MILLION IN FEES

Posted on 21st October 2013
Over 40% of refurb and repair sites fail basic health and safety checks

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NEW GUIDELINES FOR SAFER BASEMENT PROJECTS

Posted on 21st October 2013
Industry bodies publish ‘safe and efficient’ basement construction guide

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CSCS SET TO RAISE BAR ON ENTRY LEVEL SAFETY

Posted on 18th October 2013
Misuse of green card undermined scheme as measure of competence

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INQUEST: MOBILE CRANE COLLAPSE

Posted on 18th October 2013
Director points Coroner to malfunctioning crane safety device

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REVISED CDM REGULATIONS DELAYED TO APRIL 2015?

Posted on 16th October 2013
Consultation on revised CDM Regs package likely to suffer slippage

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GOVERNMENT BACKS SCRAPPING ‘LOW RISK’ ASSESSMENT

Posted on 15th October 2013
Business leader taskforce targets written ‘burdensome’ risk assessments

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HSE FEE FOR INTERVENTION CHANGING RELATIONSHIPS

Posted on 10th October 2013
Inspectors now quicker to identify breaches than provide support

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FATALITY: WORKMAN STRUCK BY MANHOLE COVER

Posted on 8th October 2013
Death on major contractor school extension project

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INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE ON LOFT CONVERSION

Posted on 4th October 2013
Images of scene of scaffold collapse on North London road

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FIRST AID LEGISLATION CHANGES

Posted on 2nd October 2013
Requirement for HSE to approve first aid training and qualifications removed

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PRIME MINISTER PRAISES UK CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

Posted on 2nd October 2013
World Cup 2022 projects can learn from Olympics 2012 safety management  

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RIDDOR 2013: NEW REPORTING RULES NOW IN FORCE

Posted on 1st October 2013
HSE unveils new requirements for reporting injuries, illness and incidents

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RESEARCH REVEALS LIMITS TO ASBESTOS ENCLOSURES

Posted on 1st October 2013
Enclosure ventilation when removing ceiling tiles dependent upon void volume

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