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    HSE TARGETS HEALTH ON LONDON PROJECTS

    Regulator starts inspection ‘blitz’ on construction sites

    HSE is carrying out a further construction inspection initiative which will run until 17 February 2019.

    The initiative will target London sites primarily focusing on health, and asbestos work in particular, looking at the measures in place to protect workers from occupational lung disease when carrying out common construction tasks.

    Inspector will be looking to ensure those involved with construction projects know the risks, properly plan their work and use the right controls.

    HSE stress that where poor standards are found, enforcement action will be taken.

    Asbestos and silica

    HSE stresses that priority is often given to safety yet thousands more workers suffer ill-health at work than are harmed by at-work accidents.

    Asbestos is a ‘slow killer’. HSE estimates that annually there are around 8,000 work-related cancer deaths a year.

    The construction industry accounts for around 3,500 of these with asbestos and silica the major causes.

    Latest Construction Health and Safety News

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    RISK OF DERMATITIS SUFFICIENT FOR PROSECUTION

    Company failed to implement controls and surveillance required by COSHH

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    Posted on 18th February 2020

    COSHH FAILINGS CAUSE ASTHMA AND PROVE COSTLY

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    Posted on 18th February 2020

    POLICE EMPLOYEE SHOCKED BY DATA CABLE WORK

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    Posted on 18th February 2020

    COLLAPSE OF PUMP SET TRAPPED WORKMAN

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    Posted on 18th February 2020

    MODIFIED PODIUM STEPS CAUSE FALL FROM HEIGHT

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    Posted on 14th February 2020

    SCHOOL LACKED SAFE SYSTEM FOR ROOF RETRIEVAL

    Workman fell from roof whilst retrieving shoe of pupil

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    Posted on 11th February 2020

    ARM OF WORKMAN AMPUTATED IN CONVEYOR

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    Posted on 11th February 2020

    CONCRETE BLOCK PLANT GUARDING BREACHED

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    Posted on 11th February 2020

    FATAL FUEL TANK EXPLOSION DURING CUTTING

    Companies failed to meet known, established and clear standards

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    Posted on 10th February 2020

    FIRMS FINED HEAVILY OVER STUDENT FIRE RISK

    Senior fire officers found “blatant disregard” for law and resident safety

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    Posted on 3rd February 2020

    ROOFER SURVIVED OVER 6M FALL FROM ROOF EDGE

    Replacement of asbestos cement roof lacked proper planning

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    Posted on 3rd February 2020

    CLIENT & BUILDER ACCOUNT FOR ASBESTOS FAILINGS

    Asbestos survey identified ACMs which were removed without controls

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    Posted on 30th January 2020

    UNSAFE USE OF SKIP LIFTER CAUSED FATALITY

    Fork lift being lifted on to vehicle fell when winch wire failed under load

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    Posted on 30th January 2020

    HSE CONVICTIONS DATABASE LATEST UPDATE

    hselogo1View current online HSE register of prosecution convictions and notices

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    Posted on 30th January 2020

    OVERHEAD CABLE STRUCK BY TIPPER TRUCK

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    Posted on 30th January 2020

    CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE ASBESTOS BLUNDERS

    Survey absent and asbestos awareness training not provided

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    Posted on 30th January 2020

    HSE TO OVERSEE NEW BUILDING SAFETY REGIME

    Government to deliver biggest change in building safety for a generation

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    Posted on 21st January 2020

    CONTRACTS MANAGER HANDED TWO YEAR PRISON TERM

    Safety fall arrest netting would have saved life of deceased workman

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    Posted on 15th January 2020

    WORKER FATALLY INJURED BY CONCRETE BEAM

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    Posted on 15th January 2020

    TREE FELLING OPERATIONS LACKED DEFINED COMMS

    Workman struck by falling tree inside “normal” exclusion zone

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    Posted on 14th January 2020

    CONTRACTOR ARRESTED OVER WELFARE FAILINGS

    Recalcitrant sole trader failed to attend court hearing

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    Posted on 14th January 2020

    MAJOR DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR FINED £500,000

    Collapse of concrete slab caused death of worker and excavator fall

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    Posted on 14th January 2020

    FALL FROM LADDER WHILST CARRYING BUCKET

    Contractor failed to provide basic safe lifting aids

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    Posted on 14th January 2020

    FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH HSE NOTICE PROVES COSTLY

    Director given suspended jail term and company fined £60,000

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    Posted on 14th January 2020
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