Archive for November 2013

CLIENT IN DOCK WITH ERRANT ROOFWORK CONTRACTOR

Posted on 30th November 2013
Prosecution highlights role of client in preventing fragile roof falls

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INCIDENT: WORKMAN IN WIND TURBINE FALL

Posted on 25th November 2013
Investigation launched after workman falls “inside” turbine structure

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CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER CASE SENTENCED

Posted on 25th November 2013
Fine in banana boat ride death case has few lessons for construction

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GAS FITTER JAILED OVER DANGEROUS INSTALLATION

Posted on 25th November 2013
Landlord installed and repaired boiler despite lack of Gas Safe registration

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HEALTHCARE FIRMS FATAL CONSTRUCTION VENTURE

Posted on 25th November 2013
Judge imposes £250k fines/costs after fall from clearly dangerous scaffold  

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LIVE ELECTRICAL TESTING PROVES DISASTROUS

Posted on 25th November 2013
Electrician suffers burns after preventable arc flashover

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DAILY MAIL REVEALS BASIC DESIGN FLAWS AT T5

Posted on 25th November 2013
Changing light bulbs in London Heathrow Terminal 5 set to “cost millions”

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DEMO FIRM FINED OVER EXCAVATOR BUCKET FALL

Posted on 25th November 2013
Quick hitch incident leaves workman severely injured after first day on site

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“BE CAREFUL” PROVES INADEQUATE INSTRUCTION

Posted on 25th November 2013
Director and company fined over failure to follow fragile roof advice

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CAUSE OF LADDER FALL FATALITY REMAINS MYSTERY

Posted on 24th November 2013
Contractor fined for unsuitable and badly maintained ladder

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ICE AND COSTAIN HEALTH AND SAFETY LECTURE 2013

Posted on 24th November 2013
HSE Chair questions architects’ contribution to inherent safety

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MANAGING RISKS WITH CATASTROPHIC POTENTIAL

Posted on 23rd November 2013
Construction industry failing to demonstrate serious approach to disaster risks 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 20th NOV 2013

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

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MAJOR INCIDENT: BUILDING COLLAPSE SOUTH AFRICA

Posted on 20th November 2013
Shopping mall under construction collapses trapping workers

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TEMPORARY WORKS COORDINATOR TRAINING

Posted on 19th November 2013
NHBC offer new CITB accredited training for TW management

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DOUBT CAST ON VIBRATION REDUCING RETROFITS

Posted on 19th November 2013
Chisel sleeves only shown to reduce vibration to the user and exposure

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REVISION OF CDM REGULATIONS INDUSTRY MEETING

Posted on 19th November 2013
HSE declare upcoming CDM deliberations ‘closed’ to the public

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR FINED FOR ASBESTOS ERRORS

Posted on 18th November 2013
Asbestos management plan and worker awareness training absent 

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INCIDENT: INJURY DURING CRANE DISMANTLING

Posted on 18th November 2013
HSE investigate serious injury caused by falling crane “part”

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SITE MANAGER FACES MASSIVE PROSECUTION COSTS

Posted on 14th November 2013
Court orders construction manager to pay £77k towards HSE costs

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 13th NOVEMBER 2013

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

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FIRMS FINED OVER FAILURE TO ADAPT SCAFFOLD

Posted on 12th November 2013
Contractor and subbie both accountable for unsafe workplace

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JUST A BIT OF FUN

Posted on 11th November 2013
Real-life building ‘disasters’ that made it from architect to contractor

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES SEPTEMBER 2013

Posted on 11th November 2013
Latest HSE fatality records reveal two deaths during September 2013

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VIDEO RECORDS SITE VISITORS’ ‘BRUSH’ WITH DEATH

Posted on 11th November 2013
Prosecution and video highlight visitor control on work premises

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INCIDENT: LIFT ENGINEER INJURED

Posted on 11th November 2013
Investigation launched after engineer trapped during lift repairs

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MAJOR ROADS FIRM FAILED TO MANAGE PUBLIC RISK

Posted on 10th November 2013
Motorcyclist left paralysed after collision with traffic signs

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FATALITY: LIFTING OPERATION ON MAJOR CITY SITE

Posted on 8th November 2013
Workman dies after concrete stairs fall during crane lift 

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DRIVING FOR WORK: WINTER PREPARATIONS REQUIRED

Posted on 7th November 2013
HA urges “ill prepared” drivers to shape up for winter journeys

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FALL ARREST SYSTEM UNUSED AND UNSUITABLE

Posted on 7th November 2013
Preventable fall through metal decking caused multiple injuries

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COUNCIL FAILED TO PASS ON ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 5th November 2013
Information blunders prompt illegal and unsafe removal of AIB 

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FLOOR COLLAPSE TRIGGERED BY MISSING BLOCKS

Posted on 4th November 2013
Builder ‘corner cutting’ produced grossly overloaded structure

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INCIDENT: ROADWORKERS SERIOUSLY INJURED ON M25

Posted on 4th November 2013
Major incident on M25 after lorry overturned in roadworks

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