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FALL THROUGH FRAGILE CEILING TILES

Posted on 27th September 2018
Failure to implemented control measures for working near fragile surfaces

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MAJOR HOMES BUSINESS EXPOSED PUBLIC TO RISK

Posted on 24th September 2018
Residential property refurb project created carbon monoxide danger

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FLOOR CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM OF WORK UNSAFE

Posted on 20th September 2018
Welder fell 3m from mezzanine area through purlin openings

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WORKER SUFFERS FATAL BURNS IN OXYGEN RICH AREA

Posted on 19th September 2018
Sparks from angle grinder ignited clothing of workman in confined space

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MAJOR UK CONTRACTORS HIT BY MAJOR FINES

Posted on 19th September 2018
Firms ordered to pay over £3m after foot trapped in rotating ‘screw’

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DRIVER DIED TRAPPED BETWEEN TRAILER AND VEHICLE

Posted on 14th September 2018
Firm fined £1.5 million over failure to assess coupling operations

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ACTUAL SYSTEM OF WORK WAS OPPOSITE OF RAMS

Posted on 13th September 2018
Workman fell 4m through fragile asbestos roof sheet

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RISK ASSESSED PRECAUTIONS NOT IMPLEMENTED

Posted on 7th September 2018
Action not paperwork essential to prevent fall during lifting operation

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SCHOOL STAFF LACKED ASBESTOS AWARENESS TRAINING

Posted on 5th September 2018
Council fined £200k over asbestos flue and gasket rope failures

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DEMOLISHING INTERNAL WALL REVEALED ASBESTOS

Posted on 31st August 2018
Firm lacked survey and asbestos management plan for premises

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POWER BUSINESSES FAILED ON LIFTING OPERATION

Posted on 31st August 2018
Panel fell on workman during turbine maintenance project

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POST EXPLOSION ASBESTOS WORK WAS UNSAFE

Posted on 31st August 2018
Asbestos cement panels removed and cut with power tools

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FALL THROUGH UNFLOORED FACTORY ROOF SPACE

Posted on 31st August 2018
Non-routine tasks require assessment and clear risk controls

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FAILED TO SUPERVISE LIFT

Posted on 14th August 2018
Errors whilst lifting pre-cast concrete blocks fined £600,000

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FIRM FINED £400,000 OVER VIBRATING TOOLS RISK

Posted on 14th August 2018
Hand-held orbital sanders, rivet guns, grinders and drills caused harm

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REVERSING VEHICLE CLAIMED LIFE OF ‘BANKSMAN’

Posted on 7th August 2018
Workman trapped whilst assisting colleague in reversing lorry

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TWO WORKMEN DIED IN SPRAY BOOTH EXPLOSION

Posted on 6th August 2018
Flammable vapour ignited by ignition sources present at the scene

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SOLAR SPECIALIST FAILED TO PLAN FOR SAFETY

Posted on 6th August 2018
Fragile roof failed under weight of solar installation worker

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DIRECTOR AND COMPANY FINED FOR SAFETY BREACHES

Posted on 6th August 2018
Basic work at height risks and welfare requirements ignored

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REFURB PROJECT REQUIRED ASBESTOS ASSESSMENT

Posted on 6th August 2018
Property management firm fined over lack of asbestos survey

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CLIENT FAILED MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENTS TEST

Posted on 6th August 2018
Homes developer prosecuted for breaching CDM 2015 client duties

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JAIL TERM FOR DEVELOPER AFTER BUILDING COLLAPSE

Posted on 6th August 2018
Inexperienced workers demolished structure without Principal Contractor

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CDM 2015 DUTYHOLDERS IGNORED HSE ADVICE

Posted on 6th August 2018
Contractor, client and director convicted after dangerous site conditions

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MASSIVE FINE OVER USE OF UNSAFE GAS FITTINGS

Posted on 17th July 2018
College gas installation contractor exposed after multiple gas leaks

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TEMP WORKS DESIGNED BY MANAGER AND UNCHECKED

Posted on 17th July 2018
Collapse of platform highlighted failure in temporary works management

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WORKMAN SURVIVES 6m FALL THROUGH ROOFLIGHT

Posted on 17th July 2018
Unsecured boards provided to cover nearby fragile materials

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MAJOR FACILITIES FIRM FAILED ON FLAT ROOF SAFETY

Posted on 17th July 2018
Site specific planning lacking and safety standards not monitored

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LEADING ROOFING SPECIALIST FOUND WANTING

Posted on 17th July 2018
Risk to employees and the public after failure to meet required standard

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SECURITY PANELS FELL DESPITE EARLY WARNING

Posted on 10th July 2018
Firm fined £1/4 million after worker crushed by falling fencing

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VEHICLE STRIKE TRIGGERED FALL OF ROOF TRUSSES

Posted on 10th July 2018
Manufacturer failed to identify a suitable safe system of work

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IGNITION OF THINNERS VAPOUR CLAIMED TWO LIVES

Posted on 10th July 2018
Refurbishment project director jailed over fatal use of flammable solvent

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CURFEW AND TAGGING FOR RECALCITRANT SCAFFOLDER

Posted on 4th July 2018
Suspended jail sentence handed down after unsafe work at height

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OXYGEN CYLINDER “FIRED” INTO WORKSHOP

Posted on 2nd July 2018
Violent discharge of gas bottle seriously injured two engineers

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PRISON SENTENCE OVER FAILURE TO MANAGE RISK

Posted on 2nd July 2018
Sole trader contractor ignored HSE advice once too often

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DEATH EXPOSED MINIMAL MEWP MAINTENANCE

Posted on 21st June 2018
Court told about “almost complete” lack of MEWP maintenance

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CONTRACTOR FAILED TO IDENTIFY ASBESTOS PRESENCE

Posted on 21st June 2018
ACMs disturbed during works and firm failed to take suitable actions

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FALL THROUGH ROOF ON LOCAL COUNCIL BUILDING

Posted on 21st June 2018
Fragile rooflight fractured when workman ‘misplaced footing’

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YOUNG WORKER POSED SPECIAL RISK TO CONTROL

Posted on 21st June 2018
Conviction highlights duty to young persons and the vulnerable

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TOWER DEFECTS AND UNSAFE SYSTEM CAUSED DEATH

Posted on 21st June 2018
Maintenance supervisor fell to his death through roof opening

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UK MAJOR FINED £1/2m OVER HAVS RISK FAILURES

Posted on 21st June 2018
Danger caused by poor management of vibrating hand tool risk

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DIRECTOR FAILED TO COMPLY WITH PROHIBITION

Posted on 11th June 2018
Precautions not taken to prevent excavation collapse and falling

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SCAFFOLD NOT TO INDUSTRY STANDARD OR DESIGN

Posted on 7th June 2018
Specialist and contractor in court over unsafe work at height

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ROAD WORKER RUN OVER BY ROAD ROLLER

Posted on 5th June 2018
Reversing alarm not working and warning light not fitted

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CLIENT AND SURVEYOR FINED OVER ASBESTOS SURVEY

Posted on 5th June 2018
Refurbishment and demolition asbestos survey proved inadequate

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CDM PRINCIPAL DESIGNERS AVOID HSE ENFORCEMENT

Posted on 3rd June 2018
Regulator enforcement database reveals few notices involve CDM PDs

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PROPERTY MANAGERS FINED WITH CONTRACTOR

Posted on 29th May 2018
Defendants failed to check for asbestos during soffit replacement works

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EXCAVATION CAUSED RETAINING WALL COLLAPSE

Posted on 29th May 2018
Precautions not taken to secure stability of free-standing wall

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OVERHEAD CABLE STRIKE FIRM FINED £500,000+

Posted on 29th May 2018
Inadequate system caused risk of harm despite lack of worker injury

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CDM 2015 PRINCIPAL DESIGNER FINED OVER FIRE RISK

Posted on 23rd May 2018
PD and PC failed to comply with CDM 2015 responsibilities

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SENTENCING GUIDELINES UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

Posted on 23rd May 2018
Lawyer argues guidelines undermine reduction in ‘regulatory burden’

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