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    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

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 19th SEPT 2018

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices register latest version

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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

    SOLAR SPECIALIST FAILED TO PLAN FOR SAFETY

    Fragile roof failed under weight of solar installation worker

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

    DIRECTOR AND COMPANY FINED FOR SAFETY BREACHES

    Basic work at height risks and welfare requirements ignored

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

    REFURB PROJECT REQUIRED ASBESTOS ASSESSMENT

    Property management firm fined over lack of asbestos survey

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

    CLIENT FAILED MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENTS TEST

    Homes developer prosecuted for breaching CDM 2015 client duties

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

    JAIL TERM FOR DEVELOPER AFTER BUILDING COLLAPSE

    Inexperienced workers demolished structure without Principal Contractor

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

    CDM 2015 DUTYHOLDERS IGNORED HSE ADVICE

    Contractor, client and director convicted after dangerous site conditions

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

    MASSIVE FINE OVER USE OF UNSAFE GAS FITTINGS

    College gas installation contractor exposed after multiple gas leaks

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

    TEMP WORKS DESIGNED BY MANAGER AND UNCHECKED

    Collapse of platform highlighted failure in temporary works management

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

    RAISING SAFETY STANDARDS FOR CRANE LIFTING OPS

    Major crane seminar seeks to raise standards and share best practice

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

    WORKMAN SURVIVES 6m FALL THROUGH ROOFLIGHT

    Unsecured boards provided to cover nearby fragile materials

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

    MAJOR FACILITIES FIRM FAILED ON FLAT ROOF SAFETY

    Site specific planning lacking and safety standards not monitored

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

    HSE ALERT: UNAUTHORISED ACCESS TO SCAFFOLDS

    hselogo1Regulator sets out new guidance to protect children and the public

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

    ASSUMING OTHERS WILL ACT IS NO DEFENCE

    Incomplete edge protection caused 8m fall from roof

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

    LEADING ROOFING SPECIALIST FOUND WANTING

    Risk to employees and the public after failure to meet required standard

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

    SCAFFOLDER DEVELOPMENT EMBRACED BY INDUSTRY

    CPD training attracts over 2500 scaffolders during first year of operation

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

    SECURITY PANELS FELL DESPITE EARLY WARNING

    Firm fined £1/4 million after worker crushed by falling fencing

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

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