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    TRADING STANDARDS AND HSE ACT IN CONCERT

    Director given prison term over fraud and health and safety breaches

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    Updated on 15th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    BUILDER ERROR CAUSED RESIDENT FALL FROM BALCONY

    Director prosecuted over refurb project danger to others

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    Updated on 12th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FORMER HSE BOSS CONDEMNS VALUE ENGINEERING

    Resident and public safety must match workforce safety progress

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    Updated on 12th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    RETAILER FINED AFTER FAN AMPUTATES FINGERS

    Maintenance engineer injured during roof fan repair works

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    Updated on 12th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    POOR PLANT ISOLATION CAUSED CONVEYOR DANGER

    Arm of fitter trapped between conveyor drum and belt

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    Updated on 11th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    BUILDING OWNER FAILED TO CHECK FOR ASBESTOS

    Prison sentence for businessman after previous HSE enforcement

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    Updated on 11th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    YOUNG WORKER LOSES FINGERS IN SAWING INCIDENT

    Provision of training and information could not be proved

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    Updated on 11th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 10th OCT 2018

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices register latest version

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    Updated on 10th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    MD PROSECUTED ALONGSIDE ERRANT COMPANY

    Director held personally responsible for poor site conditions

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    Updated on 1st October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    ASBESTOS REMOVAL STARTED BEFORE R & D SURVEY

    Asbestos insulation board found outside building being refurbished

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    Updated on 27th September 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    INEFFECTIVELY BRAKED SAW CAUSED AMPUTATIONS

    Retro-fitting of precautions may be required on older machines

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    Updated on 27th September 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FALL THROUGH FRAGILE CEILING TILES

    Failure to implemented control measures for working near fragile surfaces

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    Updated on 27th September 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE SEEKS CONSTRUCTION ‘DUST BUSTER’ PARTNERS

    Regulator uses social media to raise dust dangers and using right controls

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    Updated on 24th September 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    MAJOR HOMES BUSINESS EXPOSED PUBLIC TO RISK

    Residential property refurb project created carbon monoxide danger

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    Updated on 24th September 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE CONSTRUCTION DUST CONTROL ‘BLITZ’ STARTS

    Regulator inspections will check health taken as seriously as safety

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    Updated on 20th September 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FLOOR CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM OF WORK UNSAFE

    Welder fell 3m from mezzanine area through purlin openings

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    Updated on 20th September 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    WORKER SUFFERS FATAL BURNS IN OXYGEN RICH AREA

    Sparks from angle grinder ignited clothing of workman in confined space

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    Updated on 19th September 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    RIBA PUBLISH DRAFT POST GRENFELL FIRE SAFETY PLAN

    Architects institute consults on ‘golden thread of fire safety information’

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    Updated on 19th September 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    MAJOR UK CONTRACTORS HIT BY MAJOR FINES

    Firms ordered to pay over £3m after foot trapped in rotating ‘screw’

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    Updated on 19th September 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    DRIVER DIED TRAPPED BETWEEN TRAILER AND VEHICLE

    Firm fined £1.5 million over failure to assess coupling operations

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    Updated on 14th September 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    ACTUAL SYSTEM OF WORK WAS OPPOSITE OF RAMS

    Workman fell 4m through fragile asbestos roof sheet

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    Updated on 13th September 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CDM PRINCIPAL DESIGNER FUNCTION MISUNDERSTOOD?

    Consultants claim CDM 2015 design risk management has ‘gone backwards’

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    Updated on 8th September 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015, CDM 2015: PD GUIDANCE

    RISK ASSESSED PRECAUTIONS NOT IMPLEMENTED

    Action not paperwork essential to prevent fall during lifting operation

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    Updated on 7th September 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CROSSRAIL PUBLISH BEST PRACTICE H&S GUIDES

    Sharing major project best practice can leave a lasting legacy

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    Updated on 5th September 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    SCHOOL STAFF LACKED ASBESTOS AWARENESS TRAINING

    Council fined £200k over asbestos flue and gasket rope failures

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    Updated on 5th September 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    INCIDENT: MEWP OVERTURN IN CITY CENTRE

    Images show aftermath of mobile elevating platform collapse

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    Updated on 5th September 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    SAFETY ALERT: DEFECTIVE SCAFFOLD COUPLER

    National Access and Scaffolding Confederation issues warning

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    Updated on 31st August 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    DEMOLISHING INTERNAL WALL REVEALED ASBESTOS

    Firm lacked survey and asbestos management plan for premises

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    Updated on 31st August 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY TEST FOR ARCHITECTS

    RIBA raise the bar for members on design risk management and ‘life safety’

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    Updated on 31st August 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    POWER BUSINESSES FAILED ON LIFTING OPERATION

    Panel fell on workman during turbine maintenance project

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    Updated on 31st August 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE FIRM COMMITS TO ZERO HARM

    Behaviours to deliver zero lost time injury incident rate by 2021

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    Updated on 31st August 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    MANAGING TOWER CRANE FALLING OBJECT RISK

    CPA issues new technical information note

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    Updated on 31st August 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    POST EXPLOSION ASBESTOS WORK WAS UNSAFE

    Asbestos cement panels removed and cut with power tools

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    Updated on 31st August 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FALL THROUGH UNFLOORED FACTORY ROOF SPACE

    Non-routine tasks require assessment and clear risk controls

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    Updated on 31st August 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    SEVENTH LONDON CYCLIST DEATH DURING 2018

    Building products vehicle involved in death of Queens doctor

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    Updated on 17th August 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    MAJOR CONTRACTOR FAILED TO SUPERVISE LIFT

    Errors whilst lifting pre-cast concrete blocks fined £600,000

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    Updated on 14th August 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FIRM FINED £400,000 OVER VIBRATING TOOLS RISK

    Hand-held orbital sanders, rivet guns, grinders and drills caused harm

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    Updated on 14th August 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    OVERHEAD POWER AND EARTHING OF SCAFFOLDS

    NASC combines updates advice on scaffold electrical risks

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    Updated on 9th August 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    REVERSING VEHICLE CLAIMED LIFE OF ‘BANKSMAN’

    Workman trapped whilst assisting colleague in reversing lorry

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    Updated on 7th August 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    TWO WORKMEN DIED IN SPRAY BOOTH EXPLOSION

    Flammable vapour ignited by ignition sources present at the scene

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    Updated on 6th August 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

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