Archive for January 2014

CLIENT FINED £250K AND PRISON TERM FOR CONTRACTOR

Posted on 31st January 2014
Gloves were only ‘safety equipment’ provided for fragile roofwork

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‘UNSAFE’ CONSTRUCTION LORRIES FACE LONDON BAN

Posted on 31st January 2014
Mayor links with Councils to impose “simple and comprehensive” ban

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FATALITY: FALL DURING FACTORY DISMANTLING

Posted on 31st January 2014
Workman died at site of disused factory

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FALL FROM WORK PLATFORM SPANNING TOWERS

Posted on 31st January 2014
Firm fined after fall leaves workman with severe head injury

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CLIENT PROSECUTED AFTER SCAFFOLDER DEATH

Posted on 31st January 2014
Contractor and client failures triggered rooflight fatal fall

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 29th JANUARY 2014

Posted on 29th January 2014
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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WORK AT HEIGHT GUIDANCE GETS MAKE-OVER

Posted on 29th January 2014
Government claims work at height guidance success

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INDUSTRIAL ROOF BUILT WITHOUT PROPER PRECAUTIONS

Posted on 28th January 2014
Contractor fined for ignoring safety during roof erection

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MANSLAUGHTER TRIAL: CHILD FELL FROM WALKWAY

Posted on 28th January 2014
Jury hears of death after removal of panel during maintenance

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WORKMAN PARALYSED FOLLOWING LADDER FALL

Posted on 27th January 2014
Carrying materials on ladder ended with tragic consequences

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INCIDENT: CRANE JIB FAILS DURING STORM

Posted on 27th January 2014
Collapse of tower crane jib on new Croydon tower block

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MAJOR CAUSE OF FATALITIES LEFT UNCONTROLLED

Posted on 24th January 2014
fragilefallmanFall through rooflight prosecution highlights widespread risk

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SHAFT FALL HIGHLIGHTS DEFECT IN GUARDRAIL HEIGHT

Posted on 24th January 2014
Firm fined after fall despite unproven link to contravention

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FATALITY: ONE MAN DIES AND SECOND CRITICAL

Posted on 24th January 2014
Workmen fall through roof in two incidents on same site only hours apart

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LADDER ASSOCIATION ‘IDIOTS’ COMPETITION WINNER

Posted on 23rd January 2014
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/6ec39ba95ce261d16ad0e8544/images/2013IdiotWinnerSmall.jpgWorkers on Church project have faith in novel ladder combination

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HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW POSTER DEADLINE REMINDER

Posted on 23rd January 2014
hselogo1HSE remind businesses to display new version by April 2014

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INCIDENT: MOBILE CRANE COLLAPSE ON HOTEL PROJECT

Posted on 23rd January 2014
‘Quiet drink’ in public house brought to rapid halt by falling mobile

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EXCAVATION COLLAPSED DURING WORK ON BASEMENT

Posted on 23rd January 2014
Co-worker used bare hands to enable buried worker to breath

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GUIDANCE ON RISK IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

Posted on 22nd January 2014
collapsecarparkInstitution of Structural Engineers publish decision making framework

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HSE WEEKLY ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 22 JANUARY 2014

Posted on 22nd January 2014
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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RECORD RISE IN TRAINING ON ACCESS EQUIPMENT USE

Posted on 22nd January 2014
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STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY ISSUES LATEST NEWSLETTER

Posted on 22nd January 2014
SCOSS publishes reports and expert comment on a range of issues

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INADVERTENT OPERATION OF EXCAVATOR CONTROLS

Posted on 21st January 2014
Manufacturers may be under-utilising expertise to address IOOC risks

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DEATH FOLLOWED FALL FROM INSECURE LADDER

Posted on 20th January 2014
Contractor fined for failing to provide scaffold or safe system

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HSE BOSS INTERVIEWED ON HEALTH RISKS AND CDM

Posted on 20th January 2014
hselogo1Chief Inspector highlights impending health risk ‘blitz’ and CDM changes

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‘WATCHDOG’ SPARKS INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION

Posted on 20th January 2014
Roofing firm in court after BBC TV probe into quality and workmanship

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DISTURBED SPRAYED ASBESTOS CAUSED EXPOSURE

Posted on 20th January 2014
Creation of mezzanine storage ends in firm and director prosecution

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DELAY IN BRINGING PROSECUTION ABUSED PROCESS

Posted on 20th January 2014
Judge halts HSE case after two year delay in starting proceedings 

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HEALTH SAFETY PROSECUTION PENALTIES INCREASE

Posted on 20th January 2014
Movement of cases to lower courts triggers rise in average  fines 

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HSE WEEKLY ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 15th JANUARY 2014

Posted on 15th January 2014
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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GLASS VIEWING PANEL FAILURE WAS PREVENTABLE

Posted on 14th January 2014
yarmouthcastle2Schoolboys “jumping” attics prove too much for unsuitable glass

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CONTRACTOR FINED HEAVILY OVER ASBESTOS ERRORS

Posted on 14th January 2014
Asbestos safety rules ignored during school refurb project asbestosdebris1

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STILLAGE ‘PLATFORM’ TRIGGERS FALL FROM HEIGHT

Posted on 14th January 2014
fltplatformFirm fined over unsafe system of work to clean high level fittings

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GOVERNMENT PRESS FOR ‘MORE COMMERCIAL’ HSE

Posted on 14th January 2014
dwplogo1Minister calls for HSE to grow non-public funding still further

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HSE FEE FOR INTERVENTION COMES UNDER ATTACK

Posted on 10th January 2014
Government review urges HSE to reconsider Fee for Intervention

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REASONABLE PRACTICABILITY AND PROPORTIONALITY

Posted on 10th January 2014
Is there a dichotomy between ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ approaches to safety?

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FOOTING OF LADDER FAILS TO PREVENT FALL

Posted on 10th January 2014
Business park owner fined over ladder fall and management inadequacies

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FATALITY: MYSTERY DEATH ON MIXED DEVELOPMENT

Posted on 10th January 2014
Police and HSE investigate circumstances of first death in 2014

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PC FOCUSED ON ‘PAPER’ RATHER THAN ‘PRECAUTIONS’

Posted on 9th January 2014
Temporary platform in shaft collapsed causing 10m fall on major project

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 8th JANUARY 2014

Posted on 8th January 2014
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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SCAFFOLDING BODY ‘WINS’ COMPETENCE DEBATE

Posted on 7th January 2014
scaffoldingharness‘Qualified’ set to replace ‘Competent’ in future work at height rules

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES OCTOBER 2013

Posted on 6th January 2014
Latest HSE fatality records reveal five deaths during October 2013

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BASIC FAILURES CAUSE FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT FALL

Posted on 6th January 2014
Farming firm fined after worker seriously injured in roof fall

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FLT DEATH AFTER FAILURE TO HEED SAFETY ADVICE

Posted on 6th January 2014
Vehicles and pedestrians not able to move around the site safely

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UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE KILLS EXCAVATOR DRIVER

Posted on 6th January 2014
Explosion on site in Germany leaves one dead and 13 injured

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ANGLE GRINDER SLICED THROUGH LEG OF WORKMAN

Posted on 3rd January 2014
anglegrinderProsecution follows use of unguarded grinder in untrained hands

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NHS GLASGOW FAILED TO MANAGE ASBESTOS RISK

Posted on 3rd January 2014
Staff and contractors exposed to asbestos over many years

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HSE ENFORCEMENT UPDATE 1st JANUARY 2014

Posted on 3rd January 2014
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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WORKMAN TRAPPED BETWEEN MOBILE PLANT

Posted on 3rd January 2014
Groundworks firm prosecuted after leg of young worker amputated

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