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HSE ADMITS BREACHING SECTION 2 HSW ACT

Laboratory worker suffers serious burns in setting up hydrogen test rig

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

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 6th NOV 2017

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

NEW GUIDANCE ON SUCTION/VACUUM EXCAVATORS

Site death leads to CPA Good Practice Guidance on safe use

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

NEW RISK AND REGULATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE

HSE and Manchester University commit to new authoritative body

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

MAINTENANCE WORKERS EXPOSED TO VIBRATION RISK

Housing Association failed control and monitor significant health risk

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

OVERSEAS BASED FIRM FINED £3M AFTER DEATH

Principal Contractor put cost-cutting ahead of health and safety

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

LIFE CHANGING INJURIES CAUSED BY STUDIO FALL

BBC Studioworks Ltd and contractors failed to ensure ‘basic safeguards’

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

HIGHWAYS WORKER DIED DURING REPAIR WORKS

Signage, speed limits and effective temporary traffic management missing

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Updated on 5th December 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

UNCONTROLLED RISK OF HARM FINED £200,000

Principal Contractor repeatedly failed to manage work at height

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Updated on 5th December 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 29th NOV 2017

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Updated on 29th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

FINGERS CRUSHED IN MANUAL HANDLING OPERATION

Firm failed to avoid manual handling task or assess and manage risk

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Updated on 28th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

CUTTING THROUGH LIVE CABLE FINED £900,000

Equipment removed without effective checks on electrical isolation

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Updated on 28th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

DESIGNERS AVOID HSE ENFORCEMENT UNDER CDM 2015

HSE find Designers and Principal Designers complying with CDM 2015?

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Updated on 28th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

WORKER FELL FROM ASPHALT LAYING MACHINE

Improvised place of work leaves operator paralysed below the waist

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Updated on 27th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

SOLE TRADER PRISON SENTENCE OVER ROOF FALL

Fall through fragile rooflight caused by poor planning and assessment

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Updated on 24th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

MAJOR SUPPLIER FINED £1.2M OVER DRIVER DEATH

Delivery driver crushed by overloaded FLT at supplier factory premises

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

SOLAR PANEL BOSS SENTENCED WITH COMPANY

Director and company given hefty sentences over worker fall

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

BUSINESS LEFT LEGIONELLA RISK UNCONTROLLED

Effective management arrangements missing for tunnel wash

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

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 22nd NOV 2017

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

PRICE RISES FOR THOSE IGNORING HSE NOTICES

Contractor given jail term after scaffolding prohibition issued

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

UPDATED GUIDANCE ON EXCAVATORS USED AS CRANES

Plant Forum stresses excavators should not be ‘first choice’ for lifting

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

LORRY SHEETING ARRANGEMENTS PROVED FATAL

Driver fell 4m to death during unsafe un-sheeting of lorry

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Updated on 16th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 15th NOV 2017

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Updated on 16th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

NEW CPA GUIDANCE ON FORWARD TIPPING DUMPERS

Industry aims to help prevent overturns and collision with workers

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Updated on 13th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

DEMOLITION WORKER LOST BALANCE IN FATAL FALL

Lack of measures in place to prevent fall from mezzanine floor

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Updated on 13th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

GROUNDWORKER SET ON FIRE BY CABLE STRIKE

RAMS requirement for underground service checks not followed

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Updated on 13th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 8th NOV 2017

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Updated on 9th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

RARE SUPPLIER PROSECUTION OVER FATAL CRUSHING

Vehicle manufacturer design and unsafe user practice caused death

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Updated on 9th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

ASBESTOS SURVEY FAILED TO COVER ALL WORK AREAS

Utilities firm fined after electricians exposed to drilled asbestos

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Updated on 8th November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

METAL GRID FELL FROM FLT DURING PAINTING

Steel fabricator could have used sling to safely suspend grids

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

DRIVER ESCAPES WITH LIFE AFTER POWER STRIKE

Director given suspended sentence over lorry 132kV line contact

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

SCAFFOLDER FELL ON TEMPORARY ROOF WORKS

Injured workman lacked training and fall arrest equipment

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

FALLING CONTROL PANEL CRUSHED WORKMAN

Planning lacking on how to safely move heavy electrical equipment

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

POWER DOOR INSTALLER JAILED FOR THREE YEARS

Falling electrically powered gate claimed life of resident

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Updated on 3rd November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, machinery, PROSECUTIONS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 2nd NOV 2017

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

STEEL FIRM REMOVED BAND SAW SAFETY GUARD

Leg of worker crushed in the vice of an industrial band saw

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Updated on 2nd November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, machinery, PROSECUTIONS

WORKMAN FELL AFTER RAIL REMOVED FOR ACCESS

Small builder failed to allow for missing guard-rail

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Updated on 2nd November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

FINES RISE RAPIDLY ALONGSIDE HARM TO HEALTH

hselogo1HSE confirm lowest number of construction fatalities on record

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Updated on 2nd November 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, MENTAL HEALTH, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, PROSECUTIONS, REGULATION, sentencing, STATISTICS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE OCT 25th 2017

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Updated on 25th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

GIRDERS FELL DURING UNSAFE USE OF DEMO PLANT

Workman crushed and trapped by steel moved by company MD

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Updated on 25th October 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, lifting operations, PROSECUTIONS

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