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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 14th August 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, REGULATION

    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

    HSE SPEAK AT ACCESS INDUSTRY CONFERENCE 2019

    AIF National Working at Height Conference November 2019

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

    UK CLIENT FINED OVER UNSAFE OVERSEAS FIRM

    Italian contractor found guilty despite failure to attend court

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

    COMPLETE FAILURE TO RECOGNISE HAVS RISK

    Specialist drilling company and director sentenced over HAVS danger

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

    PC AND TWO OTHERS FAILED TO ASSESS WIND EFFECT

    Fall of director from roof caused by ‘Storm Doris’ gust

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

    MAJOR FIRM FINED £400k OVER LIFTING OPERATION

    Fitter loses four fingers as load slides and falls to the ground

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

    NEW HOMES LEFT IN DANGEROUS CONDITION

    Fined for unsafe gas work causing fires at housing development

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

    FIRM FINED £1M OVER EXPLOSION DURING CLEANING

    Tank cleaning operation caused burns as flammable vapours ignited

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    Updated on 25th July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, fire, PROSECUTIONS, risk assessment

    YOUNG BRICKLAYER FELL THROUGH OPEN STAIRWAY

    Firm fined over failure to install fall protection around opening

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    Updated on 25th July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

    STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY LATEST NEWSLETTER

    CROSS publishes reports and expert comment on a range of issues

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

    FLAT ROOF FAILED UNDER WEIGHT OF WORKMAN

    Confusion over fragility proves costly for worker and business

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    Updated on 23rd July 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, PROSECUTIONS

    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, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

    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, asbestos, clients, PROSECUTIONS

    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, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

    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, CDM 2015: PD GUIDANCE, CDM: DESIGNERS, STRUCTURAL SAFETY

    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, PROSECUTIONS, welfare

    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, manslaughter, PROSECUTIONS

    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, health, personal protection, PROSECUTIONS

    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, asbestos, PROSECUTIONS

    ‘VICTORIAN’ SAFETY AND FATIGUE BEHIND RAIL DEATHo

    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, SILICA

    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, lifting operations, PROSECUTIONS

    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, fire, PROSECUTIONS

    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, health, PROSECUTIONS

    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, FIRE & EXPLOSION, PUBLIC RISK

    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, confined space, PROSECUTIONS

    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, health, PROSECUTIONS

    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, falls objects, PROSECUTIONS

    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, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

    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, FATALITIES, STATISTICS

    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, machinery, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, PROSECUTIONS

    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, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

    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, PROSECUTIONS, vehicles

    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, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

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