Posts Tagged ‘Construction’

08/06/2012

PASMA Tower Week

Preparations are well underway for PASMA Tower Week Yorkshire, a brand new initiative organised by the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association in collaboration with its local members – manufacturers, hirer/dealers and training centres.   The aim of this campaign is to promote mobile access towers as a safe and adaptable method of working at […]

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01/06/2012

CDM Regs to be reviewed

The HSE has announced it will be re-drafting the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations for reissue in 2014. The Löfstedt report recommended that an ongoing review of CDM 2007 should consider a clearer expression of duties, a reduction in bureaucracy and suitable guidance for small projects. A spokesperson for the HSE said: “While many aspects […]

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07/03/2012

Inspector criticises factory for putting money above safety

A manufacturing company has been prosecuted for continually falling below acceptable health and safety standards at its factory. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that skip manufacturer received nine Improvement Notices and a Prohibition Notice for safety failings at its premises During a visit, a HSE Inspector learned that the company did not have examination certificates for […]

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12/10/2011

Ladder Exchange Initiative 2011

Ladder Exchange is now up and running and helping to remove more dodgy ladders from Britains workplaces.  To date, over 8,000 dodgy ladders have been removed from the workplace. If you have a ladder which is broken damaged or bent, you can part- exchange it for a safe new one at any of our partner companies.  This years […]

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04/10/2011

Fork lift accident figures revealed

The UK’s road freight industry has seen a 237% increase in lift truck-related injuries to workers in the last decade, giving it the worst fork lift safety record of all sectors of the economy, figures show. Data released by the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) as part of National Fork Lift Safety Week reveal that […]

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13/09/2011

Changes to HSE Incident Reporting

Businesses are being reminded about new incident reporting arrangements being introduced from today (Monday 12 September). Only fatal and major injuries and incidents will be able to be reported by phone to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), with all other work-related injuries and incidents reportable under RIDDOR to be reported via one of a […]

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06/09/2011

Are you a smaller builder Pt 3 – Co-operation

Close co-operation and co-ordination among everyone involved in a project can help to prevent injury and ill-health. Business clients – have safety responsibilities on even the shortest of projects and will need to check the arrangements made by the smaller builder for managing the work. For example, if there is a risk of falling through a […]

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04/09/2011

Are you a small builder? Pt 2

Manage hazards and risk As a smaller builder, you are a contractor under Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2007 and you must: Plan, manage and monitor your construction work so that health and safety risks are controlled; Set lead times – inform any sub-contractors of the minimum amount of time that will be allowed for planning and preparation; […]

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02/09/2011

Are you a small builder?

We use the term ‘smaller builder’ to describe contractors who undertake work on: Private domestic projects – involving extensions, repairs and refurbishment work on private homes; or Smaller business projects – involving short duration repairs and refurbishment work for business clients (fewer than 30 days of construction work) where site safety responsibilities are shared between small builders […]

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04/07/2011

Why use i-safe limited?

In a move to improve efficiency further and deliver value for taxpayers, HSE’s Info line telephone service, which currently provides a basic information service to callers, will end on 30 September 2011.   Not very reassuring when the HSE have just announced that the annual fatality rate has just increased!!   Businesses and members of […]

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