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    FARMER FINED OVER FATAL FALL THROUGH ROOF

    Valley gutter cleaning from ladder ends in death of contractor

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    Updated on 20th May 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FIRM FAILED TO ‘ENGAGE’ WITH HSE INSPECTORS

    Company and director omitted to take action on Improvement Notices

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    Updated on 20th May 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HOME BUILDER FAILED TO MANAGE STEEL INSTALL

    Workman struck by steel beam and seriously injured

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    Updated on 20th May 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    PLASTERER FELL FROM UNGUARDED HOUSE LANDING

    Sole trader failed to manage risk to self-employed worker

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    Updated on 20th May 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    SOLAR PANEL CLEAN RESULTED IN FRAGILE ROOF FALL

    Elevated work platform would have been mitigated fall risk

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    Updated on 20th May 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR FAILED TO MANAGE PROJECT

    Double prosecution following fall through fragile roof

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    Updated on 16th May 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE ENFORCEMENT DATABASE UPDATE 16th MAY 2019

    hselogo1Latest online register of prosecutions and enforcement notices

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    Updated on 16th May 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, REGULATION

    HSE DEMOLITION INCIDENT CASE STUDIES

    Regulator advice focuses on underlying causes of recent demo incidents

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    Updated on 14th May 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    TEMPORARY WORKS: NEW GUIDANCE PUBLISHED

    TW Forum (TWf) advice on PC concrete, platforms and stockpiles

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    Updated on 13th May 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015, CDM 2015: PD GUIDANCE, CDM: CONTRACTORS, CDM: DESIGNERS

    FIRM FAILED TO ENFORCE FALL ARREST SYSTEM

    Worker 5m fall through roof preventable by scaffolding and safety nets

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    Updated on 13th May 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FINGERS AMPUTATED IN WOOD MACHINE INCIDENTS

    Joinery firm failed to provide effective safeguards on saw and planer

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    Updated on 13th May 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    NEW SITE DUMPER GUIDANCE PUBLISHED

    Good practice guide for safe use of dumpers now available

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    Updated on 13th May 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    TRUST FAILED TO PROPERLY MANAGE ASBESTOS

    Workers exposed to asbestos during accommodation refurbishment project

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    Updated on 9th May 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE TARGETS PRINCIPAL DESIGNERS IN 2019/20

    New business plan puts health and Principal Designers in HSE spotlight

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    Updated on 8th May 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015, CDM 2015: PD GUIDANCE

    FIRM LACKED SAFE SYSTEM FOR MANUAL HANDLING

    Gantry steps regularly moved unsafely despite employee concerns

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    Updated on 7th May 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    PROPERTY FIRM FAILED TO OVERSEE CONTRACTOR

    Wall and hoarding collapsed injuring pedestrian on busy London street

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    Updated on 7th May 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    ELECTRICAL BURNS ON DEMOLITION PROJECT

    Bar thrown at electrical equipment to prove dead …revealed system live

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    Updated on 1st May 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    WORKER FELL THROUGH STAIRWELL OPENING

    Basic fall protection precautions not taken on home build project

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    Updated on 26th April 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    TWO BRICKLAYERS INJURED IN FLOOR COLLAPSE

    Joist hangers incorrectly installed and floor overloaded with blocks

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    Updated on 16th April 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FIRM FINED £150K AFTER BOY FELL FROM SCAFFOLD

    Ladder guard failed to prevent 12-year old accessing scaffolding

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    Updated on 16th April 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    SAFETYCAM VEHICLE TRAPS ERRANT DRIVERS

    Safer Highways reports on new approaches to roadworks health and safety

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    Updated on 16th April 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    NEW PRE-QUAL SYSTEM LAUNCHED BY MAJOR PLAYERS

    Build UK and CECA publish common PQ assessment standard

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    Updated on 16th April 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    REPORT CONFIRMS RISING COST OF OFFENDING

    Considerable increases in fines imposed on larger organisations

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    Updated on 16th April 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CONCRETE BLOCK MAKER FAILED TO GUARD MACHINE

    Effective safety precautions absent for a number of years

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    Updated on 9th April 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HOTEL REFURBISHMENT DISTURBED ASBESTOS

    Firm failed to act on well-founded asbestos concerns expressed by employee

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    Updated on 1st April 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CABLE HIT CAUSED BY LACK OF PLANS AND DETECTION

    Excavation for sign erection struck live electrical cable

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    Updated on 1st April 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE AND THE ‘SECRETS’ OF RISK ASSESSMENT

    hselogo1Regulator advice on successful risk assessment comes at a price

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    Updated on 1st April 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    WORKMAN FELL INTO CAR PARK VENTILATION SHAFT

    Protective grill unsecured and gave way under movement of workman

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    Updated on 1st April 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    BUILDER GIVEN PRISON TERM OVER WORK AT HEIGHT

    Unsafe working platforms and lack of silica dust control punished severely

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    Updated on 1st April 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE WARNING ON SAFE DEMO AND REFURBISHMENT

    TV programme prompts stability guidance for demo & refurb project teams

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    Updated on 1st April 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    VIBRATION RISK UNCONTROLLED FOR TEN YEARS

    Company workers used sanders and air-fed cutting equipment

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    Updated on 26th March 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    BUILDING OCCUPIER FINED £1.8M OVER ROOF FALL

    Two workmen fell 4m through rooflight during leak investigation

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    Updated on 26th March 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CONSTRUCTION SITE DEATHS SET TO FALL?

    HSE in-year fatality records for 2018/19 suggest significant reduction

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    Updated on 22nd March 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FATALITIES, STATISTICS

    BRICKLAYER FATALLY INJURED BY FALLING WALL

    Masonry collapsed during concrete back filling operation

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    Updated on 18th March 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    BASIC LADDER SAFETY FAILURES FINED £150,000

    Repair and maintenance firm had no excuse for errors causing injury

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    Updated on 18th March 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE ISSUES REMINDER ON SAFE SCAFFOLD DESIGN

    Recent incidents and high winds prompt warning from regulator

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    Updated on 12th March 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    LORRY DRIVER DIED IN OVERHEAD POWER STRIKE

    Major company failed to communicate precautions to grab arm operator

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    Updated on 12th March 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    ASSESSMENT SHOWED RISK – PRECAUTIONS NOT TAKEN

    Workman seriously injured when falling into open unguarded stairwell

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    Updated on 1st March 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    MAJOR FIRM FAILED TO IMPLEMENT SAFE SYSTEM

    Procedures for safe plant refuelling failed to prevent death of workman

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    Updated on 26th February 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CLIENT PROSECUTED OVER CONTRACTOR FATAL FALL

    Company breached duty to protect contractors as well as employees

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    Updated on 26th February 2019 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

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