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    FESTIVE GREETINGS TO ALL OUR READERS

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    Updated on 18th December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    POSITIVE STORY ON FRAGILE SURFACE HAZARDS

    Major roofing contractor testifies to working from below roof

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    Updated on 18th December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    LEISURE CENTRE USER FELL ILL AFTER SHOWER USE

    Legionella risk assessment and control measures found wanting

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    Updated on 18th December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    STONE CUTTING MACHINE GUARDS FAILED HSE TEST

    Precautions taken following HSE enforcement fell into disuse

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    Updated on 18th December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    ROOFWORK CREATED CARBON MONOXIDE RISK

    Falling rubble damaged and blocked home chimney flue

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    Updated on 18th December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 19th DEC 2018

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices register latest version

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    Updated on 18th December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    HSE SAFETY ALERT: TOWER CRANE BRAKES

    Collapse of tower crane jib in high winds prompts HSE warning

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

    VISITING ENGINEER CRUSHED BY SCAFFOLD TUBES

    Principal contractor “signed off” contractor storage arrangements

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

    CONCRETE EJECTED BY PUMPING UNIT CLAIMED LIFE

    Company and director failed to train and supervise pumping operations

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

    REFRESHED GUIDANCE ON FITNESS TO OPERATE PLANT

    Construction plant medical fitness Good Practice Guide

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    Updated on 4th December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    MAJOR CONTRACTOR & LUL USED UNSAFE SYSTEM

    Work method to eliminate moving vehicle hazard not adopted

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    Updated on 4th December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    OVERTURNING LORRY CAUSED DEATH OF DRIVER

    Groundworks project stockpiling arrangements not properly managed

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    Updated on 3rd December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FORTH BRIDGE LIFTING OPERATION NOT PLANNED

    Major project PC failed to plan, supervise and carry out lift safely

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    Updated on 3rd December 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    DEVELOPER FAILED ON ASBESTOS ASSESSMENT

    HSE inspection revealed refurb works without asbestos survey

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    Updated on 28th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    POST DRIVER HAMMER CRUSHED HAND OF WORKMAN

    Unsafe system of work for vehicle crash barrier installation

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    Updated on 28th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    WORKER FELL FROM LOFT THROUGH CEILING

    Major house builder lacked understanding of loft fragile surfaces risk

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    Updated on 28th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    NEW SITE DUMPER SAFETY GUIDANCE ISSUED

    Construction plant sector concerns prompts CPA consults on draft

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    Updated on 28th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CCTV INSTALLER FELL THROUGH FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT

    Contractor failed to properly plan and control the risks

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    Updated on 28th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    VISITOR DIED FALLING INTO CONCEALED BASEMENT

    Contractor failed to protect basement void on domestic project

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    Updated on 28th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    RACKING FALL REVEALED UNSAFE SYSTEM OF WORK

    European firm fined £300,000 after UK sub-contractor employee fell

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    Updated on 18th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

    FAILURE TO ACT ON VIBRATION AND SILICA HAZARDS

    Worker health put at risk during stripping of furnace lining

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    Updated on 18th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, havs, health, PROSECUTIONS

    MAJOR FM FIRM FAILED TO MAINTAIN BACK-UP POWER

    Power loss at laboratory site created potential risk from biological agents

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    Updated on 18th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, electricity, machinery, PROSECUTIONS

    IGNORING HSE PROHIBITIONS COST FIRM £250,000

    CDM 2015 and work at height requirements repeatedly breached

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    Updated on 16th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls objects, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

    ROOF COLLAPSED UNDER EXCESS LOADING

    Director and company fined over roof design failures

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    Updated on 11th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse structure, PROSECUTIONS

    FORK LIFT OVERTURNED IN SCAFFOLDING YARD

    Untrained operator suffered life changing crush injuries

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    Updated on 10th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, vehicles

    STRUCTURAL SAFETY ALERT: EFFECTS OF SCALE

    SCOSS issues alert after concerns disclosed over ‘large structures’

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    Updated on 7th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, STRUCTURAL SAFETY

    ASBESTOS EXPOSED BY UNTRAINED WORKERS

    Contractor failed to act properly despite HSE intervention

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    Updated on 7th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, asbestos, PROSECUTIONS

    GAS MAIN STRIKE REPAIR CAUSED SEVERE BURNS

    Contractor excavator damage to gas pipe ends in £1.2m fine

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    Updated on 7th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, fire, gas, PROSECUTIONS

    REBAR FELL FROM FLT IN UNSAFE LIFTING OPERATION

    Multiple fractures caused by inappropriate use of fork lift

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    Updated on 7th November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, lifting operations, PROSECUTIONS

    POORLY PLANNED LIFT DISMANTLE INJURED WORKMAN

    Counterweight or suspension rope struck worker in lift shaft

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    Updated on 1st November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, lifting operations, PROSECUTIONS

    CONSTRUCTION INJURY AND ILL-HEALTH 2017/18

    hselogo1Fatal injury rate in long term decline whilst ill-health trend flat lining

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    Updated on 1st November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, STATISTICS

    DUMPER DRIVEN INTO OPEN UNGUARDED EXCAVATION

    Contractor fined over absence of suitable excavation / dumper precautions

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    Updated on 1st November 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, dumper, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

    DEATH FAILED TO TRIGGER PREVENTIVE ACTION

    Prison term for director whilst his company ordered to pay £3/4m

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    Updated on 29th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, machinery, PROSECUTIONS

    FAILURE TO MAINTAIN GUARDS PROVES COSTLY

    Woodworking machinery defective despite previous HSE advice

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    Updated on 26th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, machinery, PROSECUTIONS

    CISRS LAUNCH SYSTEM SCAFFOLD INSPECTION COURSES

    Training courses prompted by growing use of system scaffolding

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    Updated on 25th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, SCAFFOLDING

    HSE INSPECTS CLADDING REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT

    hselogo1Advice to Inspectors published on fire risk during work on tall buildings

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    Updated on 25th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FIRE & EXPLOSION

    HIGHWAYS, RAIL AND WATER HEALTH & SAFETY HUBS

    Websites provide useful information, alerts and tools

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    Updated on 24th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, RISK ASSESSMENT

    ELIMINATING CONCRETE DRILLING VIBRATION HAZARD

    Cutting specialist innovation avoids vibration exposure management

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    Updated on 24th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, NOISE & VIBRATION

    NEW MEWP WORK AT HEIGHT RESCUE GUIDANCE

    Industry body publishes simple guidance on MEWP stranding actions

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    Updated on 24th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, MEWPS

    HSE PUBLISH RIDDOR DATA VISUALISATION TOOL

    hselogo1Construction injury records made more relevant and easily used

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    Updated on 24th October 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, RIDDOR, STATISTICS

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