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    HSE ENFORCEMENT DATABASE LATEST UPDATE

    hselogo1View current online register of HSE prosecutions and enforcement notices

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    Updated on 31st October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, REGULATION

    DEVELOPER AND DIRECTOR PUT PUBLIC AT RISK

    Demolition undertaken without surveys and effective safety precautions

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    Updated on 28th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

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    Updated on 28th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    BY-PASSING MACHINE INTERLOCK FINED £1.275 MILLION

    Trapped key safety system failed to prevent access to conveyor danger

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    Updated on 24th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE LOSES PATIENCE WITH ERRANT CONTRACTOR

    Roofing firm fined £30,000 over failure to manage work at height risks

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    Updated on 24th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    TRUSS ERECTION LACKED INTERNAL FALL PROTECTION

    Carpenter fell and injured whilst falling with roof truss

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    Updated on 24th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    WORKMAN FELL HEAD FIRST THROUGH ROOFLIGHT

    Fragile roof dangers not assessed and properly controlled

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    Updated on 24th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY LATEST NEWSLETTER

    CROSS publishes reports and expert comment on a range of issues

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    Updated on 18th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE RISK REDUCTION THROUGH DESIGN AWARD

    Regulator seeks to promote hazard avoidance and risk minimisation

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    Updated on 18th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR FINED OVER ASBESTOS RISK

    Checks for presence of asbestos not undertaken prior to refurbishment

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    Updated on 18th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    DIRECTOR PROSECUTED AND JAILED AS EMPLOYEE

    Workman fatally injured when crushed between bucket and wall

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    Updated on 18th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    BUILDING MATERIALS FIRM FINED OVER FATALITY

    Failure to effectively isolated power to machinery caused death of engineer

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    Updated on 10th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CUSTOM AND PRACTICE CAUSED EXPLOSION DEATHS

    Electrical accumulator explosion claims the lives of two engineers

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    Updated on 10th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    REBAR FELL DURING TANDEM FLT LIFTING OP

    Workman seriously injured during improperly planned and executed lift

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    Updated on 10th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FIRM FINED AFTER FINGER OF TRAINEE SEVERED

    Young worker injured hand working on unguarded rip saw

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    Updated on 8th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    WORKMAN FELL THROUGH ROOF OPENING

    Contractor failed to provide collective edge protection or fall arrest

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    Updated on 7th October 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    DRIVER UNDER TRAINING CRUSHED BY TELEHANDLER

    Court sentences company director to unpaid work community order

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    Updated on 30th September 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    DIRECTOR IN DOCK OVER FRAGILE ROOF RISK

    Roofing contractor and director failed to plan and manage falls risk

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    Updated on 30th September 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE START PROJECT HEALTH RISK INTERVENTIONS

    Regulator set to check health risks assessed and controls in place

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    Updated on 30th September 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    AIF NATIONAL WORKING AT HEIGHT CONFERENCE

    HSE Construction Head to speak at Access Industry Forum conference

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    Updated on 23rd September 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    NEW HSE HAVS CALCULATOR TO HELP CONTROL RISK

    New calculator includes “cautious estimates” for common tools

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    Updated on 23rd September 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    JAIL TERM FOR DIRECTOR OVER LORRY CRANE DEFECTS

    Operator impaled on dangerous and uninspected lifting appliance

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    Updated on 23rd September 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    STEEL PIPE FALL TRIGGERS FREAK CAUSE OF DEATH

    Wooden bearer sent flying by pipe struck workman on head

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    Updated on 16th September 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FATAL FALL FROM INSECURE SCAFFOLD LADDER

    Scaffold erected by unqualified and incompetent person

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    Updated on 16th September 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FIRMS FAILED TO MONITOR SAFE SYSTEM OF WORK

    Principal Contractor and specialist fined over fall through roof mesh

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    Updated on 12th September 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    ASSISTANCE FROM THIRD PARTY PROVES COSTLY

    Contractor fined after non-employee loses fingers crushed by dozer

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    Updated on 12th September 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CUSTODIAL SENTENCES AFTER CAPTURE ON CAMERA

    Roofing business partner failed to properly plan and supervise roofwork

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    Updated on 12th September 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FIRM FINED OVER FALL FROM LORRY BED

    Serious injury after failure to provide suitable and clear instructions

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    Updated on 10th September 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    COUNCIL FINED £100k OVER VIBRATION FAILINGS

    Excessive use of power tools uncontrolled and without health surveillance

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    Updated on 10th September 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    IMPROVING CDM DESIGNER HAZARD AWARENESS

    Research explores power of “multi-media digital tool” for design hazards

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    Updated on 27th August 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015, CDM 2015: PD GUIDANCE, CDM: DESIGNERS

    DEMOLITION FEDERATION ON RECENT INCIDENTS

    NFDC ‘statement of awareness’ follows unplanned collapses

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    Updated on 27th August 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    RAISING COMPETENCE AND MAKING BUILDINGS SAFER

    Life-safety-critical disciplines urged to act on Interim Report

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    Updated on 27th August 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    BUILDING WORKS COMPROMISED GAS SAFETY

    Company and director fined after work created risk to residents

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    Updated on 27th August 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    NON-INJURY PROSECUTION OVER WORK ON THE EDGE

    HSE routine inspection results in £25,000 fine for errant contractor

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    Updated on 27th August 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FALL PRECAUTIONS FELL BETWEEN TWO FIRMS

    Contractors fined after workers at risk of falling from roof

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    Updated on 9th August 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    SOLAR PANEL FIRM AWARE OF FRAGILE ROOF RISK

    Workman suffered long-term injuries in 4m fall through rooflight

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    Updated on 9th August 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE PROSECUTE FIRM OVER RISK NOT HARM

    Multiple safety failings land construction company in court

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    Updated on 9th August 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CLIENT AND CONTRACTOR FACED COURT TOGETHER

    Firms breached joint duty to plan and carry our work at height safely

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    Updated on 6th August 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    £1M FINE OVER DEATH CAUSED BY EXCAVATOR

    Vehicle driver found guilty at trial alongside CDM Principal Contractor

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    Updated on 6th August 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CHILD DIED WHILST PLAYING ON POWERED GATE

    Lack of end stop caused gate to fall on 6 year old boy

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    Updated on 6th August 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

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