Posts Tagged ‘Safety Notice’

14/02/2011

Watch out – there’s an Inspector about!

Over the next month, construction sites across the country will be visited as part of an intensive inspection initiative aimed at reducing death and injury in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries. During 2009/10, 42 workers died while working in construction, nationally, & nearly three quarters of these occurred during refurbishment, repair and maintenance activities; […]

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01/10/2010

NEW AGREEMENT TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND SAFETY ON CONSTRUCTION SITES

The HSE has signed an agreement with the Building Control Alliance (BCA), in a bid to work more closely to improve health and safety standards in the construction industry. The agreement sets out how HSE and building control professionals will cooperate to help and support each other, for example in providing health and safety advice […]

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18/08/2010

Motor vehicle repair bodyshop workers still at risk of asthma

Body shop workers are being encouraged to do more to protect themselves when paint spraying, as new research suggests that some are still putting themselves at risk of developing asthma. A HSE report into the use of two-pack paints containing isocyanates has identified that there are still a number of areas of concern; HSE estimates […]

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27/07/2010

SAFETY NOTICE – MOBILE ELEVATED WORKING PLATFORMS

The use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWP’s) are currently under investigation by the HSE following  a number of fatal and serious accidents where operators have become trapped between the guardrails or other equipment on the platform and adjacent obstructions.  The selection and application of MEWPS need to be carefully managed and implemented by competent […]

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