Archive for the ‘Construction News’ Category

02/06/2011

Preventing harm from falling tools

HSE is publishing this series of short case studies to promote some of the new and practical solutions used to manage health, safety and welfare during construction of the London 2012 projects, to help others working in construction and inspire further ideas to deal with hazards and manage risk. Background Danger from falling objects is always present […]

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20/05/2011

Construction deaths rising during recession

 The HSE has issued several comments recently indicating that client demands and corner cutting has led to an increase in deaths within the construction industry. HSE fatality figures, due to be released, are expected to reveal that there is an increase in the amount of deaths of people working in construction during 2010-11,based on the […]

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28/04/2011

WAIT – Work at Height Access Equipment Information Toolkit

If you don’t work at height very often or are unsure about which type of access equipment to use, it’s important that you assess the risks and select the right equipment for the job. The WAIT Toolkit is a great FREE tool to show you some possible solutions and should be part of your risk […]

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20/04/2011

Builder sent to prison for putting profit before safety

A builder has been jailed for four months for carrying out illegal gas repairs and leaving electric work in a state that posed a risk of death. The builder was contracted to build a granny flat at the rear of a house; he started work consistently failed to turn up to finish the job. The […]

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13/04/2011

South Yorkshire & Humber WWT – Asbestos Awareness Training

Spectrum Risk Management is a part of the Working Well Together Campaign; we are running two ½ day courses each day held at:- 25th May 2011 – Goole Leisure Centre, North Street, Goole, DN14 5QZ 26th May 2011 – Catch, Redwood Park Estate, Stallingborough, Grimsby DN14 8TH 2nd June 2011 – Barnsley Metrodome Leisure, Ground Queens Road, […]

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09/04/2011

Construction deaths rise as cuts are ushered in

The number of deaths in the construction industry rose by around 15 per cent last year, fuelling concerns that the cost-cutting measures being implemented by the HSE will reverse the downward trend of recent years. The regulator’s head of construction, Philip White, revealed the increase at a conference, indicating that competence – or lack of […]

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07/04/2011

Products that we like – the Beta Guard Tower Scaffold System

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30/03/2011

Olympic Lessons – Prevent falls during off-loading of vehicles

HSE is publishing this series of short case studies to promote some of the new and practical solutions used to manage health, safety and welfare during construction of the London 2012 projects to help inspire further ideas to deal with hazards and manage risk.  Background A multi storey car park was constructed on the Olympic […]

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25/03/2011

Safety watchdog declares construction sites unsafe in parts of Yorkshire & the Humber

Ten construction sites in parts of South Yorkshire & the Humber were so dangerous that workers lives were being put at risk according to inspectors who visited them during February and March. In an initiative aimed at reducing deaths and injuries, inspectors from the HSE targeted 52 refurbishment sites involving 75 contractors. Ten were found […]

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10/03/2011

FREE working at height film!!

Here’s a great video for those involved in working at height who carry out building and plant maintenance activities. It aims to make you aware of the steps that should be taken to ensure the work is carried out safely and to demonstrate a number of different types of access equipment in use. http://www.hse.gov.uk/falls/video/index.htm

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