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Category: Construction

HSE issues health warning to the stone industry

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Health and Safety Executive is urging the stone industry to do more to protect workers’ health following findings of a recent inspection initiative in the south of England.

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Construction client sentenced over multiple safety failings

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Hertfordshire based care provider engaged in construction works, has been fined after it admitted unsafe working practices, including failure to remove asbestos materials from the old buildings before demolition work. 

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Construction firm sentenced after dumper truck topple

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A construction firm has been sentenced after a worker was injured when a 10 tonne dumper truck he was driving over turned and landed in an open excavation. 

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Family, including three-year-old girl, exposed to dangerous asbestos

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Tenants of a house in Lincolnshire, including a three year old girl, were exposed to dangerous levels of deadly asbestos dust, a court was told.

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Builder fined after worker fell through fragile roof

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A builder has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered life changing injuries when he fell through a fragile roof light.

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Concrete pumping company fined after worker injured

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A concrete pumping company has been fined after a worker was injured when his foot got trapped by the paddles in the hopper of a concrete pump.

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New Construction (Design and Management) 2015 FAQs

Monday, October 19, 2015

Frequently asked questions covering: Notifications – F10s, Maintenance, Principal Designer (PD), Small builder, Construction Phase Plan (CPP), Self build and Miscellaneous.

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Staffordshire construction firm fined after agency worker fall

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A construction company has been fined after an agency worker suffered life threatening chest injuries when he fell three and a half metres through a gap in a new floor.

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Contractor’s neglect of safety leads to £16,000 in fines

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A specialist piling contractor has been fined after it was found to be operating a powerful rig without a safety guard around the rotating auger.

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Steel frame company fined for safety failings

Monday, October 5, 2015

A company that erects steel frames has been fined for safety failings while cladding a steel framed building.

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Global firms sentenced after worker killed

Friday, October 2, 2015

Two global companies have been sentenced after a worker was killed and another seriously injured during construction of an offshore wind farm. 

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RR1067 – Case studies to demonstrate the practical application of the Leadership and Worker Involvement Toolkit (LWIT)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

This research explored the use of the toolkit by five construction small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to gain an understanding of how it is applied in practice. The findings from this research provide insights for HSE and industry on how to encourage construction SMEs to improve leadership and worker involvement in health and safety.

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Maintenance company fined after worker injured in fall from roof

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A maintenance company has been fined for safety failings after an employee was injured when he fell from a roof.

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Firm fined after employees fall from telehandler

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

 An agricultural services company was fined following an incident in which two workers were injured during construction work at a farm in Goxill, north Lincolnshire. 

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Builder fined for unsafe gas work

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A builder has been fined for safety failings after he undertook work on gas appliances while not Gas Safe registered. 

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Builder fined following fatal accident

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A builder has been fined for failing to ensure the safety of one of his employees, who suffered a fatal accident. 

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CDM 2015: Introduction to the role of the Principal Designer – London, 5 November 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

This HSL run event provides an introduction to this new role and is aimed at designers, clients, contractors and/or individuals who may take on, or want to understand the principal designer function, particularly for small to medium-sized projects.

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Managing asbestos in domestic and non-domestic premises – Buxton (HSL), 19 October 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

This one-day course gives you the knowledge to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises to the standards required by Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR 2012). The course information is also applicable to the management of ‘domestic premises’, such as landlords’ duties for rented accommodation.

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Roofing firm and senior manager fined for safety failings

Friday, September 25, 2015

A roofing firm and a senior manager of the company have been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered life changing injuries when he fell through a fragile roof. 

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RR1066 – The use and non-use of seat belts in the operation of forward tipping dumpers

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A proportion of forward tipping dumper (FTD) operators choose to operate without wearing a seat belt, increasing their risk of death or serious injury should the machine overturn. This research aimed to better understand the reasons why some FTD operators choose not to wear their seat belt.

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