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    Updated on 3rd May 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE WARN OF NEED FOR RPE FACE FIT TEST AND CHECK

    Incorrectly fitted RPE will not protect the wearer from dangers to health

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    Updated on 16th April 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CORONA VIRUS: LATEST SITE OPERATING PROCEDURES

    Industry Bodies publish risk management guidance Version 3

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    Updated on 15th April 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    TOWER CRANE OUT OF SERVICE SAFETY ALERT

    Important advice from Construction Plant-hire Association and HSE

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    Updated on 30th March 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FRAGILE ROOF REPLACEMENT PUT WORKERS IN DANGER

    Measures to prevent falling from or through the roof were missing

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    Updated on 30th March 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    WORKMAN FELL FROM EDGE OF MEZZANINE FLOOR

    Edge protection was absent and workman untrained for the task

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    Updated on 30th March 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE PLAN AND CONSTRUCTION PRIORITIES 2020/21

    Appointed CDM 2015 Principal Designers remain focus of HSE inspections

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    Updated on 30th March 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    COVID-19 ADVICE & GUIDANCE FOR CONSTRUCTION

    BuildUK support industry with advice, guidance and information

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    Updated on 30th March 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    LATEST HSE CONVICTIONS AND NOTICES REGISTERS

    hselogo1View current online HSE registers of prosecution convictions and notices

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    Updated on 30th March 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, REGULATION

    POORLY DESIGNED SCHOOL GATE CRUSHED CHILD

    Sliding gate over-run mechanism proved insufficiently robust

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    Updated on 9th March 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    POWER GENERATOR PROSECUTED OVER UNSAFE SYSTEM

    Maintenance workers seriously injured when energy suddenly released

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    Updated on 2nd March 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CEILING BELOW SAVES WORKMAN IN ROOFLIGHT FALL

    Roofworker fell through roof after stepping on fragile rooflight

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    Updated on 2nd March 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, PROSECUTIONS

    INEXPERIENCED WORKER FELL THROUGH OPENING

    No physical protection or warning of opening and fragile covering

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    Updated on 29th February 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

    CDM PRINCIPAL DESIGNER IN COURT OVER FIRE RISK

    Designers and contractor prosecuted for risk management failings

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    Updated on 29th February 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015: PD GUIDANCE, CDM: DESIGNERS, designer, PROSECUTIONS

    PRISON SENTENCE FOR RECALCITRANT DIRECTOR

    Prohibition and improvement notices ignored and danger persisted

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    Updated on 26th February 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls objects, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

    TEMPORARY WORKS HOARDING FELL ON PEDESTRIAN

    Member of the public struck when site fence collapsed suddenly

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    Updated on 26th February 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse structure, PROSECUTIONS, public

    CHILD FATALLY INJURED BY UNSECURED POLE

    Pole stored on embankment moved and trapped boy against fencing

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    Updated on 26th February 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, public

    OWNER RESPONSE TO HSE INSPECTION ENDED IN COURT

    Police uphold HSE right to inspect without threats, aggression or abuse

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    Updated on 24th February 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

    HSE TARGETING WELDING FUME CANCER RISK

    Inspections to enforce improved controls required by new risk evidence

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    Updated on 24th February 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, REGULATION

    CONTRACTOR FAILED TO REPLACE MISSING PROTECTION

    Painter and decorator fractured hip in fall from landing

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    Updated on 18th February 2020 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

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