Tags: HSE

HSE spot checks reveal sites failing most basic precautions

HSE safety spot checks discovered almost half of refurbishment construction projects in North East London were failing to meet even basic health and safety requirements. A day-long inspection initiative by the HSE last week (3 July) saw a small team of Inspectors visit 22 construction sites across North Hackney and South Tottenham, Haringey. The Construction…

HSE confirms October launch date for cost recovery scheme

The HSE has today confirmed that its cost recovery scheme, Fee for Intervention (FFI), will start on 1 October 2012 subject to Parliamentary approval. FFI recovers costs from those who break health and safety laws for the time and effort HSE spends helping to put matters right such as, investigating and taking enforcement action, but…

Broad support for Lӧfstedt amongst FPB members

The majority of members of the Forum for Private Business’ health and safety panel are broadly in favour of the common sense approach outlined in the Government’s Lӧfstedt Review. According to the business support organisation’s recent review they were particularly supportive of plans to clarify ‘pre-action protocols’ (the rules about how businesses approach disputes so…

CDM Regulations to be rewritten, announces HSE

The HSE has announced it will be re-drafting the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations for reissue in 2014. The construction industry and Professor Lofstedt’s Report have indicated that CDM 2007 is working well on the whole and that areas of concern lie mainly with the Approved Code of Practice and the implementation of the Regulations.…

Bolton pallet factory convicted after fingers severed

A Bolton pallet manufacturer has been convicted for health and safety offences after a factory worker’s fingers were cut off by a rotating saw. The machine the employee was working on when his fingers were severed The 27-year-old lost three fingers on his left hand, down to the second knuckle, while working at Frank Hill…

Language gap led to waste worker’s serious burns

Waste management provider, Veolia Environmental Services, has been fined after an agency worker was seriously burned by hot ash at an incineration depot in Deptford. The employee, who does not want to be named, sustained 17% burns to his body whilst cleaning ash from a filtration hopper at a Veolia plant on Landman Way on…

CDM Regs require clearer ACoP says construction sector

CDM 2007 has gone a long way to meeting its objectives, but there are still some concerns within the construction industry, particularly in understanding its interpretation and implementation. This is the overall conclusion of an evaluation of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 published this week by the HSE. The report was commissioned to answer two key questions;…