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    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 3rd DECEMBER 2013

    Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

    The latest records of enforcement notices issued and prosecutions taken by HSE Construction Division groups during the period 23/09/2013 – 29/09/2013 were added to the HSE register on 4th December 2013.

    HSE has also published details of their Construction Sector Priorities for 2013/14 which outlines subjects etc. which are the current focus of attention for HSE Inspectors.

     
    Prosecutions concluded

    The HSE Prosecutions Register shows 6 breaches by 7 defendant prosecuted by HSE Construction Groups added to the Register. Click on links below for further details.

     

    Enforcement notices issued

    There were 221 construction sector enforcement notices added to Notices Register.

    These enforcement notices issued during the major HSE inspection and enforcement initiative targeting the refurbishment sector from 2 to 27 September 2013.

    The majority of notices issued concern work at height, welfare, good order, silica dust, and asbestos.

    An increasing number of notices concern wider CDM issues including: competence; site management, client compliance and a focus on smaller projects.

    Latest Construction Health and Safety News

    REVERSING TELEHANDLER CAUSED SITE DEATH

    Principal Contractor and contractor held jointly responsible

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    Posted on 26th May 2017

    PLANNING AND DESIGN ERRORS BEHIND FOUR DEATHS

    Prison sentence and fines follow steel cage collapse tragedy

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    Posted on 26th May 2017

    FAILED HSE SITE INSPECTION ENDS IN COURT

    Injury not required for accountability over poor safety standards

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    Posted on 26th May 2017

    RISK ASSESSMENT BREACH PROMPTS £400,000 FINE

    Fatality revealed assessment was not suitable and sufficient

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    Posted on 24th May 2017

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 24th MAY 2017

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    Posted on 24th May 2017

    LACK OF SAFE PLATFORMS FOR WORK ON CRANE

    Major crane hire company erred on work at height precautions

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    Posted on 22nd May 2017

    SECOND CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER CASE IN WEEK

    Double fatality represented pattern of serious neglect

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    Posted on 22nd May 2017

    DIRECTORS JAILED AND FIRM FINED FOR MANSLAUGHTER

    Client paid £100,000 less than economic cost for roof work

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    Posted on 22nd May 2017

    SOLAR PANEL FIRM AND DIRECTOR IN COURT

    Ineffective use of fall arrest no substitute for proper precautions

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    Posted on 22nd May 2017

    FIRM FAILED TO SECURE COMPETENT ASSISTANCE

    Court holds manager to account over inaction on risk management

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    Posted on 22nd May 2017

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 17th MAY 2017

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    Posted on 21st May 2017

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 10th MAY 2017

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    Posted on 12th May 2017

    GROUND WORKER TRAPPED BY EXCAVATION COLLAPSE

    Fellow workers dug earth so injured workman could breath

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    Posted on 11th May 2017

    MAJOR UK FIRMS FAILED ON VEHICLE MANAGEMENT

    Worker struck and injured when towed trolley and load overturned

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    Posted on 9th May 2017

    MAGISTRATES FINE FIRM £250,000 OVER ROOF FALL

    Solar panel firm failed to control risk and supervise works

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    Posted on 9th May 2017

    HSE REFURBISHMENT CAMPAIGN ENDS £750,000 FINE

    Contractor fined under CDM after failing to act on asbestos survey

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    Posted on 8th May 2017

    SITE MANAGER JAILED OVER DEATH OF PASSER-BY

    Failure to secure windows led to death and manslaughter sentence

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    Posted on 8th May 2017

    ROGUE GAS FITTER JAILED FOR 16 MONTHS

    Work unsafe and exposed home residents at risk of harm

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    Posted on 3rd May 2017

    LADDER ASSOCIATION ISSUES NEW SAFETY GUIDANCE

    Guidance comes amidst concerns surrounding unsafe telescopic ladders

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    Posted on 3rd May 2017

    FATALITY: FALL ON NEW HOMES PROJECT

    Workman died falling from a ladder on construction project

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    Posted on 3rd May 2017

    FIRM ADMITS GUILT AFTER DEATH OF FOUR WORKMEN

    Guilty plea entered by company on first day of Crown Court trial

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    Posted on 3rd May 2017

    FIRM FINED £2 MILLION OVER WORKPLACE DEATH

    Unsafe stacking of plastic bales claimed life of cleaner

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    Posted on 3rd May 2017

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 1st MAY 2017

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    Posted on 3rd May 2017

    CONCRETE STAIRCASE CAUSED FATAL CRUSHING

    Lifting operations were unsafe and poorly supervised on project

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    Posted on 3rd May 2017

    CALL TO HALT FALL IN HSE FRONT LINE INSPECTORS

    Union reveals 25% cut and increasing delay in concluding investigations

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    Posted on 3rd May 2017
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