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STAYING SHARP: HOW TO SELECT FALL ARREST

Posted on 6th April 2016
Equipment for unique risk protection

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CONTRACTOR PROVIDED INADEQUATE EYE PROTECTION

Posted on 18th November 2015
Nail gun injured worker and firm fined £6k over incorrect PPE

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EFFECT OF LIFTING AIR FED VISOR DURING SPRAYING

Posted on 15th September 2015
Video reveals enhanced risk to when ‘inspecting’ work

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TWO DROWNED TRAPPED IN SUSPENDED MAN BASKET

Posted on 2nd September 2015
Workmen unable to disconnect from the submerged platform

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FALL ARREST SYSTEM UNUSED AND UNSUITABLE

Posted on 7th November 2013
Preventable fall through metal decking caused multiple injuries

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MAJOR SUPPLIER FINED OVER NON-COMPLIANT HELMETS

Posted on 24th October 2013
Safety helmets failed to meet EN shock absorption standard 

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HEAD PROTECTION AND TOWER CRANE REGS REPEALED

Posted on 8th April 2013
HSE stress that repealed construction laws leave safety untouched

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MYTH BUSTERS: ‘BLANKET’ POLICIES FOR PPE

Posted on 21st March 2013
Employer should demonstrate ‘blanket’ is the ‘appropriate’ approach

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WARNINGS ISSUED ON FAKE HEAD PROTECTION

Posted on 19th February 2013
UCATT and British Safety Industry Federation both raise alerts

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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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UCATT CONCERN OVER PPE VENDING MACHINES

Posted on 16th January 2013
Union ask HSE to block selling PPE though site vending machines 

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PAYMENT FOR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

Posted on 27th July 2012
TUC reveal “scandal” of workers forced to pay for necessary equipment

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INNOVATION IN SAFE USE OF VEHICLES AND MOBILE PLANT

Posted on 18th July 2012
Sensor systems designed to prevent danger to people and site services

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INNOVATIVE PERSONAL HAZARD WARNING DEVICE

Posted on 22nd August 2011
Helmet mounted buzzer warns of static or moving construction site hazards 

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SAFETY NET FALL ARREST SYSTEM SAVES TWO LIVES

Posted on 17th July 2011
Freak just of wind put fall arrest and rescue plan to the ultimate test

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UNION CONCERN ON EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES APPROACH TO PPE

Posted on 17th March 2011
UCATT “alarmed” that employment agencies charge for worker protection

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COURT OF APPEAL ON PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Posted on 17th November 2010
Effectiveness at preventing or controlling risk is central to glove suitability 

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SLIP RESISTANT FOOTWEAR

Posted on 18th February 2010
Research provides information on slip resistance of footwear

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