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    PROPERTY FIRM FINED OVER FATAL FALL FROM TREE

    Untrained workers using chain saw engaged to fell large sycamore

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

    LANDLORD PUT PUBLIC AT RISK FROM ASBESTOS

    Powered jet washing of asbestos cement sheets caused spread

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

    WORKMAN FELL FROM SUSPENDED ACCESS EQUIPMENT

    Health Board and maintenance firm director prosecuted

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

    CONSIDERING TEMP WORKS IN PERMANENT DESIGN

    Useful overview for civil and structural engineers on contemporary practice

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

    FIRM FAILED TO COMPLY WITH SITE WELFARE NOTICE

    Basic welfare requirements found wanting for second time

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

    PRISON TERM OVER POORLY GUARDED CIRCULAR SAW

    Workman lost three fingers using machine without guard and riving knife

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

    COMPANY IGNORED HSE ON SILICA DUST ACTION

    Worktop manufacturer failed to control dust and manage ventilation

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

    ASBESTOS REMOVED WITHOUT SURVEY OR CONTROLS

    Client fined over failure to commission refurb and demo survey

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    Updated on 15th July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    ‘VICTORIAN’ SAFETY AND FATIGUE BEHIND RAIL DEATH

    Investigation report links zero hours contracts to hazardous fatigue

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    Updated on 13th July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    MPS EXAMINE CONSTRUCTION RESPIRATORY HEALTH

    Parliamentary group calls for evidence on the impact of worker silicosis

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

    UNSAFE LIFTING OPERATION TRAPPED WORKMAN

    Sling failure and inadequate lifting plan resulted in leg amputation

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

    HSE ENFORCEMENT DATABASE LATEST UPDATE

    hselogo1View current online register of HSE prosecutions and enforcement notices

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    Updated on 11th July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, REGULATION

    TIMBER FRAME FIRM FAILED ON FIRE AND FALLING

    House builder fined after routine HSE site inspection

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    Updated on 11th July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FIRM FAILED TO ACT ON SILICA DUST RISK

    Cutting of paving flags exposed workers to respirable crystalline silica

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    Updated on 11th July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    POST GRENFELL BUILDING SAFETY SYSTEM REVIEW

    Structural safety body seek support for key reporting role

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    Updated on 11th July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    OVERCOME BY CUTTING IN CONFINED SPACE

    Construction worker suffered carbon monoxide poisoning

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

    APPRENTICE OVERCOME BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR

    Stripping operations lacked ventilation controls, RPE and training

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

    DEBRIS FROM DEMOLITION SITE NOT RESTRAINED

    Loss assessor on adjacent property injured by stray waste

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

    WORKMAN FELL FROM UNGUARDED FLAT ROOF

    Basic work at height management systems and training absent

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

    CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES FALL TO RECORD LOW

    hselogo1HSE release final annual workplace fatality figures 2018/19

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    Updated on 3rd July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FEMALE WORKER SCALPED AND BADLY INJURED

    Wood product manufacturer fined £466,000 over rotating shaft danger

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    Updated on 2nd July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    TOWER SCAFFOLD FALL CAUSED LONG-TERM DAMAGE

    Principal Contractor director and two firms sentenced after worker fall

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    Updated on 2nd July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    MISSING PEDESTRIAN BARRIER TRIGGERED DEATH

    Workman walked from building into path of moving lorry

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    Updated on 26th June 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    WORKMAN SURVIVED 9M FLAT ROOF FALL

    Suitable and sufficient edge protection not provided

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    Updated on 26th June 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    PRISON SENTENCE FOR IGNORING HSE PROHIBITION

    Roofing contractor sentenced over unsafe working at height

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    Updated on 15th June 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FIRM FAILED ON SILICA RISK MANAGEMENT

    Dust exhaust ventilation, RPE and health surveillance all absent

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    Updated on 14th June 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    WOMAN DIED TRAPPED IN POWERED ROLLER DOOR

    Firm did not check the operation of the safety sensors

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

    HSE TO HELP DITCH ‘UNNECESSARY PAPERWORK’

    Board considers forthcoming HSE guidance on navigating H&S rules

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

    SCAFFOLDER DIED IN FALL THROUGH FRAGILE ROOF

    Contractor given prison term and main contractor fined

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

    ENERGY BUSINESS FINED OVER LIFTING FATALITY

    Firm failed to train in lorry mounted crane remote control risk

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

    MAJOR FIRM FINED £800K OVER LIFTING ERRORS

    Workman injured by falling heavy expanded polystyrene block

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

    NEW APPROACH TO HIGHWAYS HEALTH AND SAFETY

    Highways England launches ‘Home Safe and Well’ strategy

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    Updated on 5th June 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    EXCLUSION ZONE ABSENT DURING LIFTING OPERATION

    Builder given prison term after timber falls on three year old girl

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    Updated on 5th June 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    GAS FITTER JAILED OVER UNSAFE WORK

    Homeowners misled and put at risk by rogue gas fitter

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    Updated on 5th June 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CDM 2015 CLIENT FINED OVER ASBESTOS FAILINGS

    Homes development company and director fined

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    Updated on 4th June 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CONSTRUCTION PROJECT FATALITIES FALLING

    HSE fatality records for 2018/19 indicate significant reduction in deaths

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    Updated on 4th June 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FATALITIES, STATISTICS

    ALERT: REINFORCED AERATED CONCRETE PLANKS

    Structural Safety body issues alert over recent failure

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    Updated on 3rd June 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE CONSTRUCTION HEALTH RISKS INITIATIVE 2019

    Regulator visits to focus on asbestos, RCS, wood and other dusts

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    Updated on 3rd June 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    TWO DEFENDANTS HANDED PRISON TERMS OVER FALL

    Company, two directors and contractor sentenced

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    Updated on 3rd June 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    WORKMAN INJURED WHEN STEEL FELL FROM FORKLIFT

    Lifting not properly planned, supervised and carried out safely

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    Updated on 1st June 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

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