Posts Tagged ‘Working at Height’

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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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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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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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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27/05/2011

The RED TAPE Challenge

The burden on businesses to comply with health and safety laws must be reduced and regulations made more industry-specific, according to the British Chambers of Commerce, as it revealed that 47% of businesses it questioned as part of a recent survey identified health and safety as a burden. The BCC reveals that nearly a fifth […]

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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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