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PASMA ‘TOWER SAFETY’ WEEK GOES DIGITAL & ONLINE

Posted on 23rd October 2013
Mobile access association hosts free-to-view events on best practice

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INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE ON LOFT CONVERSION

Posted on 4th October 2013
Images of scene of scaffold collapse on North London road

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SITE MANAGER PROSECUTED ALONGSIDE HOMES FIRM

Posted on 6th September 2013
Bricklayer died in fall from scaffold erected by untrained workmen

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BANKRUPT BOSSES ESCAPE HIGH FINES OVER DEATH

Posted on 6th September 2013
Trainee scaffolder fatality caused by poor safety management

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‘NEXT GENERATION’ SYSTEM SCAFFOLDING LAUNCHED

Posted on 30th July 2013
Major access and scaffolding specialist adds to product range   

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DAD GIVEN COMMUNITY SENTENCE OVER SON ON SCAFFOLD

Posted on 29th July 2013
Prosecution provides timely warning for families over school holidays

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CONTRACTOR FAILED TO MAINTAIN SCAFFOLD SAFETY

Posted on 11th July 2013
Pedestrians and drivers in miraculous escape on busy City street

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SCAFFOLDING FIRM FAILED TO MANAGE ROOFLIGHT RISK

Posted on 11th July 2013
Labourer in fatal fall through rooflight during scaffold striking

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CLIENT/PC BLAMED FOR SCAFFOLDING FIRM FAILINGS

Posted on 9th July 2013
Crown court finds drinks company and contractor guilty over scaffold defects

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SCAFFOLDING COMPETENCE: CISRS TRAINING SCHEMES

Posted on 24th June 2013
Revised guidance on scaffolder record schemes

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SCAFFOLDER PROSECUTED FOR LACK OF PRECAUTIONS

Posted on 29th May 2013
Failure to install guardrails or wear harness lands scaffolder in court

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INCIDENT: TOWER SCAFFOLD FELL FROM BUILDING

Posted on 14th May 2013
Lucky escape after scaffold tower plummets from ninth floor

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INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE

Posted on 30th April 2013
Pavement scaffold struck by HGV left in precarious position

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SCAFFOLD CONTRACTOR FAILED TO PLAN AND SUPERVISE

Posted on 22nd March 2013
Young scaffolding apprentice fell whilst modifying scaffold

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SCAFFOLD FIRM FINED OVER PUBLIC RISK AND INJURY

Posted on 11th February 2013
Prosecution highlights danger presented by pavement scaffolds

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SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTOR CAUGHT OUT ON CAMERA

Posted on 11th February 2013
Striking of scaffold lacked measures to prevent falls from height

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SCAFFOLD FIRM CHARGED OVER FRAGILE ROOF FATALITY

Posted on 11th February 2013
Crown court to hear case of fall death at major snack food factory

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BUILDER FAILED TO ENGAGE COMPETENT SCAFFOLDERS

Posted on 13th December 2012
Firm fined after unsafe scaffolding used on home extension project

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REFURB WORK PUT WORKER AND PUBLIC AT RISK

Posted on 26th November 2012
Builder prosecuted after ignoring work at height HSE prohibition notice

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PC FAILED TO SECURE SUPPLY CHAIN COMPLIANCE

Posted on 26th November 2012
Subcon director held to account for liquidated company fatal errors

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BASIC SCAFFOLDING DEFECTS TRIGGER PROSECUTION

Posted on 15th November 2012
Lives put at risk by contractor use of unsafe scaffolding

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SCAFFOLDING FIRM AND DIRECTOR FINED OVER FALL

Posted on 6th November 2012
Untrained scaffolder suffered life-changing injuries in scaffold patform fall

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BUILDER FINED OVER FAILURE TO PREVENT INTERNAL FALL

Posted on 24th October 2012
Roof truss installation ends in double fall as beam fails beneath workmen

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DIRECTOR AND COMPANY IN DOCK OVER SCAFFOLDING DANGERS

Posted on 24th October 2012
Mobile work platform could have reduced risk to scaffolding labourer 

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CATALOGUE OF TOWER SCAFFOLD ERRORS ENDS IN TRAGEDY

Posted on 20th September 2012
Prosecution highlights impact of poorly managed low height access towers

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WEST MIDLANDS UNDER HSE CONSTRUCTION SPOTLIGHT

Posted on 8th August 2012
Safety drive in progress to reduce small site scaffold deaths and injuries

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PC AND SCAFFOLDING FIRM FINED OVER DESIGN FAILURE

Posted on 18th July 2012
Collapse of scaffold caused by lack of design and ineffective management of risk

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FATALITY: SCAFFOLD FALL DEATH ON LONDON SITE

Posted on 17th July 2012
Workman died in fall during scaffolding erection work

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CONTRACTOR FINED FOR IGNORING ADVICE AND RUNNING RISK

Posted on 12th July 2012
Failure to act on HSE advice during ‘blitz’ ends in pre-emptive prosecution

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INCIDENT: ABSEILING PARAMEDIC RESCUES SCAFFOLDER

Posted on 24th June 2012
Video footage shows rescue services novel use of MEWP and abseiling

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EMPLOYEE FINED OVER FAILURE TO ERECT SCAFFOLDING

Posted on 1st June 2012
Workman prosecuted after co-worker and public put at risk by ‘astonishing’ act

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DIRECTOR AND SUPERVISOR HELD TO ACCOUNT FOR DEATH

Posted on 28th May 2012
Court hears of deficient working practices and ‘negligent safety culture’  

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INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD COLLAPSES ON ROAD

Posted on 27th April 2012
Scaffold collapse on Portsmouth hotel refurb project crushes six parked cars

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MAJOR CONTRACTORS BACK ACCESS BODY PROCUREMENT CODE

Posted on 18th April 2012
Major contractors adopt NASC scaffolding guidance for clients and others

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ASSOCIATION HOLDS FIRST CPD DAY FOR SCAFFOLD DESIGNERS

Posted on 18th April 2012
Scaffolding Association CPD to cover temporary works and design issues

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DIRECTOR FINED DESPITE DISSOLUTION OF ERRANT COMPANY

Posted on 12th April 2012
Two injured when scaffold tower collapsed during dismantling operation

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED OVER TEMPORARY WORKS FAILURE

Posted on 11th April 2012
Workers escape disaster as use of inadequate design drawing triggers collapse

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FAILED SCAFFOLD BOARD WAS IN DAMAGED CONDITION

Posted on 5th April 2012
No change found in working practices following previous prosecution

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INDUSTRY BODY RAISES THE BAR ON TOWER USER SAFETY

Posted on 24th March 2012
Advance guardrail (AGR) training now mandatory on PASMA tower user courses

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INQUEST: WORKMAN STRUCK BY FALLING SCAFFOLD POLE

Posted on 2nd March 2012
Conflicting evidence heard over adequacy of measures to prevent death

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PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR FAILED TO ‘PLAN MANAGE & MONITOR’

Posted on 28th February 2012
Tower scaffold fall reveals management failures by PC and Contractor

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NEW INDUSTRY BODY LAUNCHED IN SCAFFOLDING SECTOR

Posted on 10th February 2012
Scaffolding Association inaugural meeting considers scaffolding ‘design issues’  

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FATALITY: SCAFFOLDER FALL DURING PLANT SHUTDOWN

Posted on 30th January 2012
Contractor fell to his death during company annual maintenance period

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SCAFFOLDER LOSES LIVELIHOOD AFTER FRAGILE ROOF FALL

Posted on 26th January 2012
Failure to properly plan and prepare for job ends in life changing injuries 

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THREE DIRECTORS PROSECUTED WITH THEIR COMPANIES

Posted on 15th December 2011
Prosecutions after fall from scaffold leaves workman confined to wheelchair

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NEW YORK SCAFFOLDER RESCUED IN HIGH RISE DRAMA

Posted on 13th December 2011
Pictures and video capture scaffolder suspended in safety harness

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SCAFFOLDING COMPETENCE CARD SCHEME EXPLAINED

Posted on 7th December 2011
CISRS publish guides for clients and contractors engaging access contractors

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COLLAPSE CAUSED BY INADEQUATE STABILITY MEASURES

Posted on 17th November 2011
Contractors fined after scaffolding crashed onto vehicles at trading estate

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COLLAPSE SHOWS DANGER OF UNREGULATED CONTRACTORS

Posted on 15th November 2011
Scaffold collapse caused by incompetent staff, inadequate design and tieing 

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FALLING SCAFFOLD POLE INJURED PASSING PEDESTRIAN

Posted on 21st October 2011
Scaffolding contractor fined for failing to exclude public during dismantling ops 

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