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    HIGHWAYS, RAIL AND WATER HEALTH & SAFETY HUBS

    Websites provide useful information, alerts and tools

    Organisations procuring construction work in the water, highways and rail sectors carry out these projects with key partners.

    Health and safety is one subject area in which ideas and information can be useful shared between the client and project partners through ‘Health and Safety Hubs’.

    Highways Hub

    The Highways Safety Hub website was originally set up as a communication tool and repository for the Highways Delivery Hub Health and Safety Action Group, which is the main supplier H&S consultative forum to Highways England.

    The website is currently administered by one of the partner companies and the intellectual property belongs to the group as a whole and is endorsed and promoted by Highways England as its main H&S portal and resource library.

    Rail Hub

    The Safety Central Hub is a one-stop shop to promote best practice health and safety within the rail industry containing a multitude of health and safety topics, advice and guidance, contacts, and resources including presentations and safety videos.

    Water Hub

    The Water Health and Safety Hub is an online resource-sharing initiative between Thames Water and its partners, designed as a one stop shop for all health and safety material.

    It aims to promote best practice in health and safety and also spreads lessons learnt across all partners, supporting the drive towards the three zeros target; zero accidents and zero harm through zero compromise.

     

    Latest Construction Health and Safety News

    ASBESTOS REMOVED WITHOUT SURVEY OR CONTROLS

    Client fined over failure to commission refurb and demo survey

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    Posted on 15th July 2019

    ‘VICTORIAN’ SAFETY AND FATIGUE BEHIND RAIL DEATH

    Investigation report links zero hours contracts to hazardous fatigue

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    Posted on 13th July 2019

    MPS EXAMINE CONSTRUCTION RESPIRATORY HEALTH

    Parliamentary group calls for evidence on the impact of worker silicosis

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    Posted on 12th July 2019

    UNSAFE LIFTING OPERATION TRAPPED WORKMAN

    Sling failure and inadequate lifting plan resulted in leg amputation

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    Posted on 12th July 2019

    HSE ENFORCEMENT DATABASE LATEST UPDATE

    hselogo1View current online register of HSE prosecutions and enforcement notices

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    Posted on 11th July 2019

    TIMBER FRAME FIRM FAILED ON FIRE AND FALLING

    House builder fined after routine HSE site inspection

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    Posted on 11th July 2019

    FIRM FAILED TO ACT ON SILICA DUST RISK

    Cutting of paving flags exposed workers to respirable crystalline silica

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    Posted on 11th July 2019

    POST GRENFELL BUILDING SAFETY SYSTEM REVIEW

    Structural safety body seek support for key reporting role

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    Posted on 11th July 2019

    OVERCOME BY CUTTING IN CONFINED SPACE

    Construction worker suffered carbon monoxide poisoning

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    Posted on 8th July 2019

    APPRENTICE OVERCOME BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR

    Stripping operations lacked ventilation controls, RPE and training

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    Posted on 8th July 2019

    DEBRIS FROM DEMOLITION SITE NOT RESTRAINED

    Loss assessor on adjacent property injured by stray waste

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    Posted on 8th July 2019

    WORKMAN FELL FROM UNGUARDED FLAT ROOF

    Basic work at height management systems and training absent

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    Posted on 8th July 2019

    CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES FALL TO RECORD LOW

    hselogo1HSE release final annual workplace fatality figures 2018/19

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    Posted on 3rd July 2019

    FEMALE WORKER SCALPED AND BADLY INJURED

    Wood product manufacturer fined £466,000 over rotating shaft danger

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    Posted on 2nd July 2019

    TOWER SCAFFOLD FALL CAUSED LONG-TERM DAMAGE

    Principal Contractor director and two firms sentenced after worker fall

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    Posted on 2nd July 2019

    MISSING PEDESTRIAN BARRIER TRIGGERED DEATH

    Workman walked from building into path of moving lorry

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    Posted on 26th June 2019

    WORKMAN SURVIVED 9M FLAT ROOF FALL

    Suitable and sufficient edge protection not provided

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    Posted on 26th June 2019

    PRISON SENTENCE FOR IGNORING HSE PROHIBITION

    Roofing contractor sentenced over unsafe working at height

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    Posted on 15th June 2019

    FIRM FAILED ON SILICA RISK MANAGEMENT

    Dust exhaust ventilation, RPE and health surveillance all absent

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    Posted on 14th June 2019

    WOMAN DIED TRAPPED IN POWERED ROLLER DOOR

    Firm did not check the operation of the safety sensors

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    Posted on 12th June 2019

    HSE TO HELP DITCH ‘UNNECESSARY PAPERWORK’

    Board considers forthcoming HSE guidance on navigating H&S rules

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    Posted on 12th June 2019

    SCAFFOLDER DIED IN FALL THROUGH FRAGILE ROOF

    Contractor given prison term and main contractor fined

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    Posted on 12th June 2019

    ENERGY BUSINESS FINED OVER LIFTING FATALITY

    Firm failed to train in lorry mounted crane remote control risk

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    Posted on 12th June 2019

    MAJOR FIRM FINED £800K OVER LIFTING ERRORS

    Workman injured by falling heavy expanded polystyrene block

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    Posted on 7th June 2019

    NEW APPROACH TO HIGHWAYS HEALTH AND SAFETY

    Highways England launches ‘Home Safe and Well’ strategy

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    Posted on 5th June 2019
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