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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

    FARMER FINED OVER FATAL FALL THROUGH ROOF

    Valley gutter cleaning from ladder ends in death of contractor

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    Posted on 20th May 2019

    FIRM FAILED TO ‘ENGAGE’ WITH HSE INSPECTORS

    Company and director omitted to take action on Improvement Notices

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    Posted on 20th May 2019

    HOME BUILDER FAILED TO MANAGE STEEL INSTALL

    Workman struck by steel beam and seriously injured

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    Posted on 20th May 2019

    PLASTERER FELL FROM UNGUARDED HOUSE LANDING

    Sole trader failed to manage risk to self-employed worker

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    Posted on 20th May 2019

    SOLAR PANEL CLEAN RESULTED IN FRAGILE ROOF FALL

    Elevated work platform would have been mitigated fall risk

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    Posted on 20th May 2019

    PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR FAILED TO MANAGE PROJECT

    Double prosecution following fall through fragile roof

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    Posted on 16th May 2019

    HSE ENFORCEMENT DATABASE UPDATE 16th MAY 2019

    hselogo1Latest online register of prosecutions and enforcement notices

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    Posted on 16th May 2019

    HSE DEMOLITION INCIDENT CASE STUDIES

    Regulator advice focuses on underlying causes of recent demo incidents

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    Posted on 14th May 2019

    TEMPORARY WORKS: NEW GUIDANCE PUBLISHED

    TW Forum (TWf) advice on PC concrete, platforms and stockpiles

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    Posted on 13th May 2019

    FIRM FAILED TO ENFORCE FALL ARREST SYSTEM

    Worker 5m fall through roof preventable by scaffolding and safety nets

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    Posted on 13th May 2019

    FINGERS AMPUTATED IN WOOD MACHINE INCIDENTS

    Joinery firm failed to provide effective safeguards on saw and planer

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    Posted on 13th May 2019

    NEW SITE DUMPER GUIDANCE PUBLISHED

    Good practice guide for safe use of dumpers now available

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    Posted on 13th May 2019

    TRUST FAILED TO PROPERLY MANAGE ASBESTOS

    Workers exposed to asbestos during accommodation refurbishment project

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    Posted on 9th May 2019

    HSE TARGETS PRINCIPAL DESIGNERS IN 2019/20

    New business plan puts health and Principal Designers in HSE spotlight

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    Posted on 8th May 2019

    FIRM LACKED SAFE SYSTEM FOR MANUAL HANDLING

    Gantry steps regularly moved unsafely despite employee concerns

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    Posted on 7th May 2019

    PROPERTY FIRM FAILED TO OVERSEE CONTRACTOR

    Wall and hoarding collapsed injuring pedestrian on busy London street

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    Posted on 7th May 2019

    ELECTRICAL BURNS ON DEMOLITION PROJECT

    Bar thrown at electrical equipment to prove dead …revealed system live

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    Posted on 1st May 2019

    WORKER FELL THROUGH STAIRWELL OPENING

    Basic fall protection precautions not taken on home build project

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    Posted on 26th April 2019

    TWO BRICKLAYERS INJURED IN FLOOR COLLAPSE

    Joist hangers incorrectly installed and floor overloaded with blocks

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    Posted on 16th April 2019

    FIRM FINED £150K AFTER BOY FELL FROM SCAFFOLD

    Ladder guard failed to prevent 12-year old accessing scaffolding

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    Posted on 16th April 2019

    SAFETYCAM VEHICLE TRAPS ERRANT DRIVERS

    Safer Highways reports on new approaches to roadworks health and safety

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    Posted on 16th April 2019

    NEW PRE-QUAL SYSTEM LAUNCHED BY MAJOR PLAYERS

    Build UK and CECA publish common PQ assessment standard

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    Posted on 16th April 2019

    REPORT CONFIRMS RISING COST OF OFFENDING

    Considerable increases in fines imposed on larger organisations

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    Posted on 16th April 2019

    CONCRETE BLOCK MAKER FAILED TO GUARD MACHINE

    Effective safety precautions absent for a number of years

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    Posted on 9th April 2019

    HOTEL REFURBISHMENT DISTURBED ASBESTOS

    Firm failed to act on well-founded asbestos concerns expressed by employee

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    Posted on 1st April 2019
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