Archive for December 2013

FESTIVE GREETING AND THANKS TO ALL OUR READERS

Posted on 20th December 2013
PP Construction Safety News Desk takes a break…..

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NEW DVD EXPLAINS KEY ASPECTS OF RPE USE

Posted on 20th December 2013
Respiratory protective equipment (RPE)Guide to RPE includes explanation of how HSE regulate compliance

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FRAGILE ROOF FALL LEAVES WORKER WITH BRAIN INJURY

Posted on 20th December 2013
Building repairs firm prosecuted over woeful lack of basic precautions 

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FIRM FINED OVER VIBRATING HAND TOOL FAILINGS

Posted on 20th December 2013
Control of vibration risk ignored over years results in health damage

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INCIDENT: HELICOPTER RESCUE FROM TOWER CRANE

Posted on 20th December 2013
Crane operator plucked to safety during raging fire in Canada 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 18th DECEMBER 2013

Posted on 18th December 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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HSE CHAIR CONFIRMS PLANNED COORDINATOR DEMISE

Posted on 17th December 2013
Keynote seminar highlights intention to remove project CDM-C role 

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CCTV CATCHES SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE IN SHOPPING MALL

Posted on 17th December 2013
Pedestrians sent running as wind impacts on debris netting

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WORKING FROM BELOW FRAGILE ROOF PREFERRED

Posted on 17th December 2013
Firm fined after workman plunged through fibre cement roof

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STEELWORK COLLAPSE INJURED FIVE WORKMEN

Posted on 17th December 2013
Key section of canopy truss steelwork failed due to insufficient weld

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PLANT SUPPLIER FALSIFIED FORK TRUCK REPORT

Posted on 11th December 2013
Businessman fined for forging thorough examination report

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WORKMAN IN COURT AFTER ALTERING SCAFFOLD

Posted on 11th December 2013
Life-changing injuries caused by unauthorised scaffold modification 

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COUNCIL CATCH DANGEROUS ROOFWORK ON CAMERA

Posted on 11th December 2013
HSE tip off from local authority lands contractor in court 

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 11 DECEMBER 2013

Posted on 11th December 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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INQUEST: DEFECTIVE RCD FAILED TO PROTECT PLUMBER

Posted on 9th December 2013
Combination of circumstances caused death by electrocution

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MAJOR HOMES FIRM FINED FOR TOWER CRANE COLLAPSE

Posted on 9th December 2013
Safety-critical steel bolt connections not suitably installed and maintained

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BASEMENT PROJECT SAFETY FAILS TO MATCH RISK

Posted on 6th December 2013
HSE shut down 34% of ‘technically-challenging’ high risk projects

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INQUEST: FALL FROM MEWP REMAINS MYSTERY

Posted on 5th December 2013
Coroner hears how builder fell to his death on Lancs building site

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 3rd DECEMBER 2013

Posted on 5th December 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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IPAF CALLS FOR GOVT REVIEW OVER HSE INDOLENCE

Posted on 3rd December 2013
Regulator response to M25 fatal cherry picker collapse criticised

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INQUEST: FOUR DEATHS IN ONE INCIDENT

Posted on 3rd December 2013
HSE prosecutions still possible regarding in Norfolk collapse

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INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE ON DOUBLE-DECKER

Posted on 2nd December 2013
Images show aftermath of scaffold fall onto London bus

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FATAL CRANE COLLAPSE IN BRAZIL CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Posted on 2nd December 2013
Two die as massive mobile crane boom fails during major lift

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VUNERABLE PUBLIC BURNT BY FALLING HOT BITUMEN

Posted on 2nd December 2013
Roofing contractor prosecuted over public protection failure

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HSE ALERT: CLIENTS WARNED AFTER DOUBLE TRAGEDY

Posted on 2nd December 2013
Building owners and occupiers urged to review management arrangements

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 27th NOV 2013

Posted on 2nd December 2013
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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