Archive for March 2014

BUILDERS AND ARCHITECTS LOOK SET FOR NEW DUTIES

Posted on 31st March 2014
Domestic client CDM 2015 responsibilities will be ‘deemed’ to others

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NEW CDM REGULATIONS 2015 CONSULTATION STARTS

Posted on 31st March 2014
hselogo1HSE seek to replace CDM-C and extend law to domestic project clients

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FINE FOR ‘NEEDLESSLY UNPLEASEANT’ CONDITIONS

Posted on 28th March 2014
Basic welfare facilities lacking on supermarket site

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DIRECTOR FACES PROSECUTION ALONGSIDE COMPANY

Posted on 28th March 2014
Roof work undertaken on domestic project required scaffolding

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 26th MARCH 2014

Posted on 28th March 2014
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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DRAMATIC RESCUE OF BUILDER FROM BUILDING FIRE

Posted on 28th March 2014
Video captures narrow escape from blazing construction site

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DESIGN REDUCES MSD RISK & SILICA DUST EXPOSURE

Posted on 26th March 2014
Single innovation cuts risk from two construction hazards

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CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR FINED OVER CABLE STRIKE

Posted on 26th March 2014
Both parties required to provide information on services

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NEW RPE FILTER MAKES FACE FIT TESTING EASIER

Posted on 26th March 2014
FFT in under 3 seconds with JSP PressToCheck™ filters

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EU REGULATION OF RESPIRABLE CRYSTALLINE SILICA

Posted on 25th March 2014
Industry study highlights huge potential cost of ‘Binding Limit’

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FREE CONSTRUCTION H&S AWARENESS EVENTS

Posted on 25th March 2014
Working Well Together (WWT) events available during April 2014

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INDUSTRY BODY TO GRASP FRAGILE ROOF DEATH TOLL

Posted on 25th March 2014
New industry guidance will spell out CDM client role in prevention  

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FAILURE TO ACT ASBESTOS SPREAD TO OTHER LOCATIONS

Posted on 24th March 2014
Lack of assessment exposed workers and others to AIB

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DISMANTLING WORKER STRUCK BY FALLING STEELWORK

Posted on 24th March 2014
Assessment, planning and training could have avoided injury

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INCIDENT: RESCUE FROM TOWER CRANE

Posted on 21st March 2014
Emergency services effect descent of unwell crane driver

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COLLAPSED FENCING AGREED WITH CDM-COORDINATOR

Posted on 21st March 2014
Major contractor fined after member of the public seriously injured

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 19th MARCH 2014

Posted on 19th March 2014
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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PUBLIC PUT AT RISK BY SCAFFOLDING OPERATIONS

Posted on 17th March 2014
Contractor prosecuted over dangerous practices and design errors

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MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE DROPPED IN ROOF DEATH CASE

Posted on 16th March 2014
Safety at work prosecution concludes barn roof fatality

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DRAMATIC FOOTAGE OF EXPLODING GAS CYLINDERS

Posted on 16th March 2014
Video highlights dangers from road transport of LPG

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SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTOR FAILED TO MANAGE RISKS

Posted on 16th March 2014
Decorator injured in fall through ladder access opening

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HSE SILICA RISK ENFORCEMENT TRIPLES IN 2013

Posted on 16th March 2014
Rise in action on RCS heralds upcoming health risk ‘blitz’

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FATALITY: DURING PILING OPERATIONS

Posted on 13th March 2014
Supervisor fatally injured on Docklands Light Railway project

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CDM 2015 DESIGNERS ALERTED TO TRIBUNAL RESULT

Posted on 13th March 2014
Revised regulations may pose dilemma for CDM ‘Principal Designers’

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BUILDER AND HEALTH TRUST CHARGED OVER DEATH

Posted on 12th March 2014

Elderly patient crushed by falling fire door during refurb project

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UNSAFE CLEANING OF GUTTERS OVER MANY YEARS

Posted on 12th March 2014
Building occupier prosecuted after fragile roof fall during shutdown

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BURNS FOLLOW WORK ‘KNEE-DEEP’ IN CONCRETE

Posted on 12th March 2014
Homes builder failed to provide information and protection

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 12th MARCH 2014

Posted on 12th March 2014
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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WRONG EQUIPMENT USED FOR LIFTING BARRIERS

Posted on 10th March 2014
Suitable grab rather than telehandler needed to prevent injury

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REVERSING VAN CLAIMS LIFE OF PEDESTRIAN

Posted on 8th March 2014
Firm sentenced over failure to separate vehicles and people

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FATALITY: CROSSRAIL WORKER STRUCK BY CONCRETE

Posted on 8th March 2014
Spraying concrete in joint venture tunnel ends in tragedy

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INCIDENT: TOWER CRANE COLAPSE IN DOCKLANDS

Posted on 8th March 2014
Jib ‘snapped’ in half and workman suffers head injuries

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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 5th MARCH 2014

Posted on 5th March 2014
Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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WHISTLEBLOWER EXPOSES REPEAT OFFENDER

Posted on 4th March 2014
Industrial roofing project proceeded despite danger

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FATALITY: STRUCK BY REVERSING TIPPER LORRY

Posted on 4th March 2014
Road worker dies after being hit by reversing lorry on M8

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES JANUARY 2014

Posted on 4th March 2014
Latest HSE fatality records reveal four deaths during January 2014

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BUILDER USED ‘WOEFULLY OUT OF DATE’ PRECAUTIONS

Posted on 3rd March 2014
Spreading weight on boards insufficient for fragile roof safety

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FATALITY: ROOFER DIES AFTER SCAFFOLD FALL

Posted on 3rd March 2014
Death on major social housing group project

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NEW SCAFFOLDING GUIDANCE EXPLAINED

Posted on 3rd March 2014
Good practice guidance for tube and fitting scaffolding

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HSE TURNING UP THE HEAT ON HEALTH RISKS

Posted on 2nd March 2014
Construction sector remains top priority for HSE on cancer and COPD

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UK CONTRACTORS SET MINIMUM MEWP STANDARDS

Posted on 2nd March 2014
Specification, management and operation on UKCG projects

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