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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INCIDENT: COLLAPSED TOWER CRANES

Posted on 30th October 2013
Cranes brought down in storm winds were the same model

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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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HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 30th OCTOBER 2013

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

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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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MAJOR SUPPLIER FINED OVER NON-COMPLIANT HELMETS

Posted on 24th October 2013
Safety helmets failed to meet EN shock absorption standard 

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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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FATALITY: TWO DIE AFTER SITE HOARDING FAILS

Posted on 23rd October 2013
Pedestrian involved in fatal fall into London construction site

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 23 OCTOBER 2013

Posted on 23rd October 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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HEATING AND VENTILATING CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED

Posted on 22nd October 2013
Work on extraction unit was not properly planned and managed

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SOLAR PANEL CONTRACTOR FINED OVER FRAGILE FALL

Posted on 22nd October 2013
Young worker fall through fragile rooflight could have been prevented   

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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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WORKMEN TRAPPED BY COLLAPSED CONCRETE FLOOR

Posted on 21st October 2013
Demo contractor failed to properly plan and managed high risk project

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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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DESIGNERS FINED OVER AIRPORT CROSSING RISK

Posted on 18th October 2013
Rare prosecution under CDM 2007 designer regulation

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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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VIBRATION RISK LEFT UNASSESSED AND UNCONTROLLED

Posted on 18th October 2013
Carpal tunnel syndrome prompts construction firm prosecution 

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REFURB PC FAILED TO PROVIDE SITE WELFARE

Posted on 18th October 2013
‘Dickensian’ welfare conditions land errant contractor in court

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 16th OCTOBER 2013

Posted on 16th October 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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EAGLED-EYED PUBLIC TIP OFF HSE INSPECTORS

Posted on 16th October 2013
Industrial roofing firm prosecuted over fragile roof frolic 

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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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SUPERVISOR OF ASBESTOS WORKS PROSECUTED

Posted on 15th October 2013
Asbestos workers allowed to enter ‘dirty’ area without RPE and PPE

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DOZER DRIVER DIED IN EXCAVATOR ASSISTED RESCUE

Posted on 15th October 2013
Major project contractor failed to assess entirely forseeable risk

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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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PROJECT CLIENT RESPONSIBLE FOR FRAGILE ROOF FALL

Posted on 15th October 2013
Business failed to check contractor competent to carry out the work safely

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CLIENT ACCOUNTABLE FOR CONTRACTOR COMPETENCE

Posted on 15th October 2013
Developers and contractor prosecuted over excavation collapse fatality 

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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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REBAR FIRM FINED OVER FORKLIFT FAILINGS

Posted on 10th October 2013
FLT overturn caused by inherently unsafe system of work

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 9th OCT 2013

Posted on 9th October 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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DIRECTOR DENIES MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE

Posted on 8th October 2013
Rose Bowl Cricket Ground death trial set for  March 2014

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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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HAZARD IDENTIFIED, RISK ASSESSED..CONTROL ABSENT

Posted on 7th October 2013
Firm fined over rooflight fall despite assessment provided to client

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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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ELECTRIC DOOR INSTALLER FINED OVER TRAPPED CHILD

Posted on 4th October 2013
Gate at school entrance did not meet ‘essential safety requirements’

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WORKMAN FELL FOUR STOREYS THROUGH RISER

Posted on 4th October 2013
Advice on work at height from HSE and company advisers not followed

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPATE 3rd OCTOBER 2013

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

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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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