Archive for the ALL LATEST NEWS - FRAGILE MATERIALS - Category

POSITIVE STORY ON FRAGILE SURFACE HAZARDS

Posted on 18th December 2018
Major roofing contractor testifies to working from below roof

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FALL THROUGH ROOF ON OVER-ROOFING PROJECT

Posted on 27th February 2018
Two contractors fined for WAH 2005 and CDM 2015 offences

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NEW CRITICAL GUIDANCE ON ROOF ‘OVER-NETTING’

Posted on 5th September 2016
FASET launches HSE backed practical safety netting guidance

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CONSTRUCTION TO FOCUS ON OLD AND NEW HAZARDS

Posted on 11th May 2016
CONIAC drives action on human stress, dust and surface fragility

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INCIDENT: WORKMAN ‘FIGHTS FOR LIFE’ AFTER FALL

Posted on 2nd November 2015
Contractor who fell through roof in ‘critical’ condition

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CAMPAIGN PLANNED TO ‘CRACK’ FRAGILE ROOFS

Posted on 25th August 2015
Solutions sought to intractable fragile roof death toll

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HOW FRAGILE IS YOUR FINISHED ROOF ASSEMBLY?

Posted on 4th June 2015
Hazard elimination is more effective than risk control

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FATALITY: FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT CLAIMS ANOTHER LIFE

Posted on 20th April 2015
Workman has fallen to his death on disused warehouse roof

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NEW SPECIFICATION FOR NON-FRAGILE ROOFLIGHTS

Posted on 24th February 2015
Industry body guide on rooflight fragility published

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INCIDENT: WORKMAN FELL 30FT THROUGH ROOFLIGHT

Posted on 29th January 2015
fragilesign2Workman hospitalised with serious injuries after roof fall

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FATALITY: CARPENTER FELL THROUGH CEILING

Posted on 3rd November 2014
Workman dies in hospital one month after fall

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FATALITY: WORK ON ROOF ENDS IN TRAGEDY

Posted on 3rd October 2014
Building worker died in fall through fibre cement roof

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INCIDENT: 30FT FALL THROUGH ROOF

Posted on 29th August 2014
fragilesign2Investigation over café worker offering tea to workmen

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FRAGILE ROOFS FILM HIGHLIGHTS FRAGILITY OF LIFE

Posted on 24th July 2014
CITB and HSE target intractable cause of site deaths

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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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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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HSE ALERT: CLIENTS WARNED AFTER DOUBLE TRAGEDY

Posted on 2nd December 2013
Building owners and occupiers urged to review management arrangements

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FATALITY: FALL THROUGH INDUSTRIAL ROOF

Posted on 21st May 2013
Police and HSE launch investigation after death on Somerset building

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FREE EVENTS FOR CLIENTS & BUILDERS ON FRAGILE RISKS

Posted on 20th March 2013
HSE supported events provide practical demo on safer working methods

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HSE PRIORITIES FOR CONSTRUCTION SECTOR 2013-14

Posted on 22nd January 2013
Fragile materials, dust control and RPE fitting likely move up agenda 

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HSE SPELL OUT CLIENT DUTY ON FRAGILE ROOF RISK

Posted on 30th November 2012
Clients must take action to avoid perennial cause of construction deaths

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FATALITY: FALL THROUGH INDUSTRIAL ROOF

Posted on 9th September 2012
Son of roofing company owner falls through roof in Milton Keynes

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HSE ROOFWORK GUIDE HIGHLIGHTS CLIENT KEY ROLE

Posted on 17th August 2012
Revised code spells out ‘hierarchy’ of controls for fragile materials risk

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FATALITY: FALL THROUGH ROOFLIGHT ON MAJOR FACTORY SITE

Posted on 20th July 2012
Refurb work on client’s roof ends in tragedy following fragile fall

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FATALITY: CONTRACTOR FALL DURING FACTORY ROOF REFURB

Posted on 19th December 2011
Roofing contractor employee fell whilst working on industrial roof 

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FATALITY: ROOF FALL ON MANCHESTER INDUSTRIAL UNIT

Posted on 17th December 2011
Workman fell from roof at international transportation company premises

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FATALITY: FALL THROUGH FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT

Posted on 4th November 2011
Joiner has died in fall through rooflight during work to repair leak

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FATALITY: WORKMAN FELL THROUGH FACTORY ROOF

Posted on 20th June 2011
Fall through rooflight highlights ongoing death toll from fragile materials 

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MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR FACES MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE

Posted on 22nd November 2010
Fatal fall through store rooflight lands company boss facing court trial

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HSE SAFETY ALERT:FAILURE OF FROZEN FOOD STORE CEILING

Posted on 9th November 2010
Oxidation and exposure to chlorine cause bolt fatigue and corrosion failure

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INQUEST HEARS OF ‘UNPREDICTABLE’ FRAGILE ROOFS

Posted on 7th September 2010
Fatal fall through fragile roof highlights need for radical change in methods

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OPPORTUNITY FOR CLIENTS, DESIGNERS AND CONTRACTORS

Posted on 20th July 2010
Euro ‘safer maintenance’ award presents challenge for all CDM dutyholders 

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SAFER ROOFLIGHT REPLACEMENT

Posted on 1st December 2009
Risk during rooflight replacement reduced by working from below

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FRAGILE ROOF SAFETY SOLUTIONS

Posted on 25th November 2009
What is needed to do to stop people falling through sheeted roofs?

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FRAGILE ROOF DEATHS CONTINUE

Posted on 24th November 2009
Construction worker dies after falling through fragile roof

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FATAL ROOF FALL DURING REFURBISHMENT

Posted on 16th September 2009
Worker dies falling through rooflight during refurb of factory roof

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THREE INCIDENTS IN THREE WEEKS

Posted on 2nd September 2009
Rooflight fall adds to mounting incident toll in Scotland

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INQUEST INTO ROOFLIGHT FALL

Posted on 16th July 2009
Coroner hears how fatal fall through roof could have been prevented

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ROOF FALL FATALITY ON RETAIL UNIT

Posted on 11th June 2009
Roof worker dies after falling through roof of retail unit

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INQUEST INTO TEENAGER FALL THROUGH ROOF

Posted on 13th February 2009
Coroner hears how “bit of a laugh turned into a nightmare”

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ROOFWORK GUIDANCE UPDATE

Posted on 18th December 2008
‘Health and Safety in Roofwork’ new edition now published

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WORKING ON ROOFS

Posted on 11th December 2008
User friendly guidance for working on roofs now available
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