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    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 18th JULY 2018

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices register latest version

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    Updated on 18th July 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

    VEHICLE STRIKE TRIGGERED FALL OF ROOF TRUSSES

    Manufacturer failed to identify a suitable safe system of work

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

    INCIDENT: CHILD STRUCK BY FALLING OBJECT

    Wood falling from scaffold triggers arrest of two on construction site

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

    IGNITION OF THINNERS VAPOUR CLAIMED TWO LIVES

    Refurbishment project director jailed over fatal use of flammable solvent

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

    HSE LONDON REFURBISHMENT CAMPAIGN FINDINGS

    hselogo1Material breaches of law found at over 50% of London sites visited

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

    CURFEW AND TAGGING FOR RECALCITRANT SCAFFOLDER

    Suspended jail sentence handed down after unsafe work at height

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

    CONSTRUCTION SECTOR DEATHS RISE SHARPLY

    HSE report construction worker deaths increase by 27% during 2017/18

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

    BUILD UK UPDATE KEY CONSTRUCTION H&S ADVICE

    Majors industry body endorses “go to” source of H&S information

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    Updated on 2nd July 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    OXYGEN CYLINDER “FIRED” INTO WORKSHOP

    Violent discharge of gas bottle seriously injured two engineers

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    Updated on 2nd July 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    PRISON SENTENCE OVER FAILURE TO MANAGE RISK

    Sole trader contractor ignored HSE advice once too often

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    Updated on 2nd July 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    DEATH EXPOSED MINIMAL MEWP MAINTENANCE

    Court told about “almost complete” lack of MEWP maintenance

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    Updated on 21st June 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    CONTRACTOR FAILED TO IDENTIFY ASBESTOS PRESENCE

    ACMs disturbed during works and firm failed to take suitable actions

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    Updated on 21st June 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    FALL THROUGH ROOF ON LOCAL COUNCIL BUILDING

    Fragile rooflight fractured when workman ‘misplaced footing’

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    Updated on 21st June 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    YOUNG WORKER POSED SPECIAL RISK TO CONTROL

    Conviction highlights duty to young persons and the vulnerable

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    Updated on 21st June 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    TOWER DEFECTS AND UNSAFE SYSTEM CAUSED DEATH

    Maintenance supervisor fell to his death through roof opening

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    Updated on 21st June 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    UK MAJOR FINED £1/2m OVER HAVS RISK FAILURES

    Danger caused by poor management of vibrating hand tool risk

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    Updated on 21st June 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

    DIRECTOR FAILED TO COMPLY WITH PROHIBITION

    Precautions not taken to prevent excavation collapse and falling

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    Updated on 11th June 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse structure, EXCAVATIONS, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

    SCAFFOLD NOT TO INDUSTRY STANDARD OR DESIGN

    Specialist and contractor in court over unsafe work at height

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    Updated on 7th June 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

    ROAD WORKER RUN OVER BY ROAD ROLLER

    Reversing alarm not working and warning light not fitted

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    Updated on 5th June 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, vehicles

    CLIENT AND SURVEYOR FINED OVER ASBESTOS SURVEY

    Refurbishment and demolition asbestos survey proved inadequate

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    Updated on 5th June 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, asbestos, ASBESTOS, PROSECUTIONS

    FATALITY: ROAD WORKER DRAGGED ALONG ROAD

    Night shift worker loses life when struck by road sweeping vehicle

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    Updated on 3rd June 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, FATALITIES

    CDM PRINCIPAL DESIGNERS AVOID HSE ENFORCEMENT

    Regulator enforcement database reveals few notices involve CDM PDs

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    Updated on 3rd June 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015, CDM 2015: PD GUIDANCE, PROSECUTIONS

    PROPERTY MANAGERS FINED WITH CONTRACTOR

    Defendants failed to check for asbestos during soffit replacement works

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    Updated on 29th May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, asbestos, ASBESTOS, clients, PROSECUTIONS

    EXCAVATION CAUSED RETAINING WALL COLLAPSE

    Precautions not taken to secure stability of free-standing wall

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    Updated on 29th May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse structure, PROSECUTIONS

    OVERHEAD CABLE STRIKE FIRM FINED £500,000+

    Inadequate system caused risk of harm despite lack of worker injury

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    Updated on 29th May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, electricity, PROSECUTIONS

    CDM 2015 PRINCIPAL DESIGNER FINED OVER FIRE RISK

    PD and PC failed to comply with CDM 2015 responsibilities

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    Updated on 23rd May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015, CDM 2015: PD GUIDANCE, designer, fire, PROSECUTIONS, sentencing

    SENTENCING GUIDELINES UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

    Lawyer argues guidelines undermine reduction in ‘regulatory burden’

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    Updated on 23rd May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, PROSECUTIONS, sentencing

    PANEL STRUCK WORKMAN DURING LIFTING OPERATION

    Third party contractor falls victim of poor lift planning

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    Updated on 21st May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, lifting operations, PROSECUTIONS

    DIRECTOR LED HAZARDOUS WORK AT HEIGHT

    Three occasions when work lacked suitable and sufficient precautions

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    Updated on 21st May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls objects, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

    RISK ASSESSED BUT CONTROLS FOUND WANTING

    Joiner fell through unprotected opening on roof of new building

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    Updated on 21st May 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

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