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HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 17th JAN 2018

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

PARLIAMENT CALLS FOR WORKING AT HEIGHT ADVICE

Group of MPs seek to understand fatal fall causes and solutions

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

FIRM FINED OVER FATAL FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT FALL

Work at height not planned, supervised or carried out safely

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

EXCAVATOR CRUSHED DUMPER OPERATOR

Reversing excavator operations not separated from pedestrians

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Updated on 12th January 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

REFURB CONTRACTORS FINED £1.1 MILLION

Tenant fell 5m through fragile surface whilst walking to home

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Updated on 12th January 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 10th JAN 2018

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

STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY LATEST NEWSLETTER

CROSS publishes reports and expert comment on a range of issues

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

HSE REACH OUT TO RESOLVE RISK MANAGEMENT

Construction Industry Advisory Network (CONIAN) launched

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Updated on 10th January 2018 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, REGULATION, RISK ASSESSMENT

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 4th JAN 2018

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

FAILURE TO PROTECT PUBLIC FINED £600,000

Two elderly people injured during construction of disabled ramp

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

MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT FIRM FINED

Joist failed and workman fell during flat roof replacement works

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

FALL ON BLOCK AND BEAM FLOORING SYSTEM

Contractors failed to respond to planned fall protection problems

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

FIRMS FAILED TO INSTALL FLOOR AS DESIGNED

Principal contractor penalised for not spotting contractor error

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

LINTEL COLLAPSED DURING LOWERING OPERATION

Two workers injured as support props and structure topple

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

CDM 2015: SEEING THE WOOD FOR THE TREES

End of year reflections on CDM 2015, health, safety and harm

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Updated on 21st December 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015, CDM 2015: PD GUIDANCE, CDM: CLIENTS, CDM: CONTRACTORS, CDM: DESIGNERS, CDM: DIRECTORS

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Updated on 20th December 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 20th DEC 2017

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Updated on 20th December 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

LORRY DRIVER PROSECUTED AFTER ROAD DEATH

Road worker died during motorway resurfacing project

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Updated on 20th December 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED £1.8M OVER ROAD DEATH

Road planer operation put roadworks pedestrians at risk of injury

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Updated on 20th December 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

MANAGER PROSECUTED OVER APPRENTICE INJURY

Untrained young worker fell through fragile rooflight

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Updated on 20th December 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

PUBLIC AND WORKERS EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS RISK

Client and contractor failed to identify and assess asbestos presence

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Updated on 20th December 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

RESTRAINT SAVES WORKER EJECTED FROM MEWP

Firms failed to separate crane and elevated mobile work platform

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Updated on 20th December 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

HSE PROSECUTE OVER POOR SILICA DUST CONTROL

Principal contractor failures led to gross exposure to RCS

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Updated on 15th December 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, health, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, PROSECUTIONS, SILICA

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 13th DEC 2017

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Updated on 15th December 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING AND CDM 2015

Major contractor explains BIM risk mitigation opportunities

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Updated on 15th December 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS

STANDARD FOR SELECTING CDM PRINCIPAL DESIGNERS

BSI publishes specification for procuring all CDM 2015 services

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Updated on 12th December 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, CDM 2015, CDM 2015: PD GUIDANCE, CDM: CLIENTS, CDM: COMPETENCE, CDM: CONTRACTORS, CDM: DESIGNERS

CONCRETE BATCHING PLANT OPERATOR FELL 5M

Uncovered concrete chute offence fined £267,000

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Updated on 12th December 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, machinery, PROSECUTIONS

FELLED TREE NARROWLY MISSED PEDESTRIANS

Video reveals that nearby motor vehicles were not so fortunate

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Updated on 11th December 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, collapse structure, PROSECUTIONS, public

PRISON SENTENCE FOR SOLE TRADER CONTRACTOR

Client failed to appoint a competent contractor for roofwork

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Updated on 11th December 2017 | Posted in ALL LATEST NEWS, falls fragile, PROSECUTIONS

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, fire, PROSECUTIONS

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, EXCAVATIONS

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, REGULATION, RISK ASSESSMENT

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, havs, PROSECUTIONS

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, falls other, PROSECUTIONS

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, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

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, PROSECUTIONS, ROADWORKS, vehicles

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, falls objects, falls other, falls platforms, PROSECUTIONS

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, MANUAL HANDLING, manual handling, PROSECUTIONS

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