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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 23rd AUG 2017

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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Updated on 23rd August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE CONSTRUCTION FATALITY RECORDS: Q1 2017/18

Latest HSE fatality records reveal four (4) deaths in first three months

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Updated on 23rd August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ON SILICA DUST (RCS): RISK MANAGEMENT UPDATE

New guidance available on key HSE Construction Sector priority

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Updated on 23rd August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HOUSEHOLDER EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS RISK

Builder removed AIB during garage conversion in unsafe manner

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Updated on 22nd August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

ASBESTOS REMOVAL FIRM IN MULTIPLE BREACH

Director sentenced to prison term and company fined £100k

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Updated on 22nd August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

WORKMAN DIED IN FALL DURING ROOFWORK

Contractors failed to manage risk, communicate and coordinate work

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Updated on 22nd August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

SCAFFOLDING FIRM FAILED TO FOLLOW STANDARDS

Untrained and unsupervised workman lacked safety equipment

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Updated on 22nd August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 16th AUG 2017

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Updated on 21st August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

UPDATED SCAFFOLDING DESIGN E-GUIDE RELEASED

NASC launches enhanced TG20:13 eGuide scaffold design tool

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Updated on 14th August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

NASC LAUNCH FREE TO DOWNLOAD GUIDANCE

Access and scaffolding guides now open to members and non-members

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Updated on 14th August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 9th AUGUST 2017

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Updated on 11th August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

NEW GUIDANCE ON UNINTENDED PLANT MOVEMENT

Industry Plant Safety Group highlights hazards and key control measures

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Updated on 11th August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE CAUSED BY LACK OF TIES

Falling structure narrowly misses passerby and lands on parked cars

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Updated on 11th August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 2nd AUG 2017

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

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Updated on 2nd August 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

TRAINING IN CIRCULAR SAW USE FOUND WANTING

Joinery firm failures end in serious hand injury and £230,000 fine

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Updated on 31st July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 26th JULY 2017

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Updated on 31st July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

WALL COLLAPSE CLAIMED LIFE OF WORKMAN

Failed to identify risks associated with free standing walls

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Updated on 31st July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

WORKMAN FELL DURING WELDING WORK AT HEIGHT

Ladder access to water tank top was insecure and slipped when used

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Updated on 31st July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

CCTV INSTALLER FELL BETWEEN FLOOR JOISTS

Principal Contractor and CCTV specialist failed to plan and manage risk

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Updated on 31st July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

FACTORY APPRENTICE FELL DURING GUTTER CLEANING

Young workman stepped back and fell 9m through fragile rooflight

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Updated on 31st July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

CROSS RAIL JV CONTRACTORS FINED OVER FATALITY

Firm prosecuted after concrete fall death and two other tunnel incidents

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Updated on 31st July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

CONTRACTORS FAILED TO REVIEW ASBESTOS SURVEY

Major companies fined £1,000,000 plus over asbestos risk during refurb

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Updated on 31st July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

MAJOR CONTRACTORS LAUNCH H&S ALERT SYSTEM

Build UK members share information for effective prevention of harm

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Updated on 19th July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 19th JULY 2017

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Updated on 19th July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY LATEST NEWSLETTER

SCOSS publishes reports and expert comment on a range of issues

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Updated on 18th July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

SAFE SYSTEM DEVISED BUT NOT IMPLEMENTED

Workman injured by goods falling from double-decked trailer

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Updated on 18th July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

PREVENTION PLANNING REQUIRED FOR FRAGILE RISK

Fall arrest safety netting not used to mitigate fall consequences

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Updated on 17th July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

MANAGEMENT OF FORMWORK NOT UP TO THE MARK

Erector fell 3m after access scaffold board failed under load

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Updated on 17th July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

VIBRATION UNCONTROLLED & WORKERS UNINFORMED

Engineering firm fined £120,000 over hand-arm vibration risk

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Updated on 14th July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 12th JULY 2017

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Updated on 12th July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

SCAFFOLDER WAS UNTRAINED AND UNSUPERVISED

Contractor and director failed to train injured workman to CISRC scheme

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Updated on 10th July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

WORKPLACE MANSLAUGHTER OUTCOMES SET TO RISE

Guidelines target gross negligence with serious disregard and cost-cutting

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Updated on 7th July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

WORKMAN BURNT CLEANING WITH FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS

Flammable substance and unprotected electrical equipment trigger flash fire

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Updated on 7th July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

PUWER FAILINGS AND INJURY END IN £1,900,000 FINE

Massive fine after workman suffers friction burns caused by conveyor

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Updated on 7th July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 5th JULY 2017

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Updated on 7th July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE REPORTS CONSTRUCTION DEATHS AT RECORD LOW

hselogo1Fatalities decline whilst asbestos related mesothelioma deaths rise

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Updated on 5th July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FATALITIES, STATISTICS

CURSORY AND NEGLIGENT ASSESSMENT BY DIRECTOR

Building firm owner jailed after workman died in trench collapse

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Updated on 3rd July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

UPDATE – DIRECTOR AND EXCAVATOR OPERATOR JAILED

Excavation collapse dangers ignored by director and digger operator

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Updated on 3rd July 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse excavation, PROSECUTIONS

HSE SAFETY ALERT: TRACK TENSIONING INCIDENT

hselogo1Workman died from hydraulic injection injury whilst tensioning track

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Updated on 30th June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

OXYGEN PIPE EXPLOSION CAUSED SEVERE BURNS

Components used containing materials unsuitable for use with oxygen

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Updated on 30th June 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

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