A supermarket in Hertfordshire has been prosecuted by Dacorum Borough Council for providing unsafe equipment and breaching a prohibition notice. During the visit the officers placed tape around an unprotected bandsaw to prevent use and served a notice to enforce the prohibition. However, Luton Magistrates' Court was told staff deliberately removed the tape, which showed a 'flagrant disregard' of the prohibition notice and continued to use the machine. Taking into account its early guilty plea, the court fined the firm £30,000 for two offences, one relating the provision and maintenance of plant and the second for breaching the prohibition notice.
A manufacturer has been fined £100,000 after an employee's hand was crushed when it got trapped in the clamp of a socket machine.
Scotland-based Emtelle, a global manufacturer of blown fibre and ducted network solutions for the telecommunications industry, admitted breaching the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) at its Jedburgh factory. Source https://www.ioshmagazine.com/2020/09/29/pipe-firm-hit-ps100k-puwer-fine-after-worker-shatters-hand
Three construction firms have been fined a total of £256,000 after an employee died during a demolition. A worker was struck on the head by a stack of tiles at a site on the Isle of Wight, on 13 October 2016. The 53-year-old was removing roof timbers by hand with a colleague in preparation for a development project. A gable wall partially collapsed, causing him to fall backwards.
Portsmouth Crown Court was told that the work was inadequately planned and managed by all of the dutyholders involved in the project.
HSE inspector Dominic Goacher said the father-of-two's death was 'wholly avoidable' and caused by the companies’ failure to implement safe systems of work. 'Demolition is a high-risk activity whose safe execution is complex and technical and where expertise is vital,' he added. 'The risk of unintended structural collapse is well known within the industry. Demolition requires careful planning and execution by contractors who are competent in the full range of demolition techniques.' Source: https://www.ioshmagazine.com/2020/09/01/wall-collapse-led-workers-fatal-fall
CPL have entered the domestic construction market and achieved verification of their status with the BOOK A BUILDER platform. This will ensure that we are positioned to bring the high quality, efficient and cost effective delivery of projects we are recognised for in the commercial sector to the domestic homeowner or smaller landlord/developer.
A 33-year-old Lithuanian worker has been killed at a London construction site after a re-enforced concrete slab collapsed following an order from his supervisor to remove the props supporting it. 33-year-old labourer Dainius Rupsys from Lithuania was working with an excavator operator at the site on Grosvenor Square in London, as part of the operation to demolish the existing multi-storey building before 31 residential flats could be built. Rupsys had been burning through reinforcing steel bars with an oxy-propane lance to assist the excavator operator’s efforts to remove part of the re-enforced concrete slab. Another worker had alerted the supervisor that their work had made the structure unsafe and the demolition was halted. However, the supervisor then ordered the removal of props supporting the remaining slab and less than ten minutes later it collapsed. https://www.ioshmagazine.com/article/demolition-specialist-in-the-dock-after-labourer-killed
Pre-fabricated bridge decks form the connectivity between two sides of an old mill to enhance tenant circulation and bring new life to the atrium space.
H21, the UK gas industry programme focused on converting the network to carry 100% hydrogen, has recently been awarded a further £6.8 million in Ofgem innovation funding to support additional research and development.
As part of phase two, HSE experts will be supporting project lead partner Northern Gas Networks to refine and evaluate the procedures and components used within the current distribution network and provide an evidence base should it need to change for 100% hydrogen.
Compliance Principles appointed to carry out landlord dilapidation and reinstatement works for former Retail premises to convert to open plan offices ready for re-let. We are providing Principal Designer, Principal Contractor and MEP design services for the project.
Compliance Principles appointed by Perfect Circle / Pick Everard to carry out an Independent Assurance Review of Balfour Beatty's programme of works for the repair, maintenance and upkeep of the Queensway Tunnel in Liverpool.
Compliance Principles have been appointed as the Clients CDM Advisor for the refurbishment of 6 Atlantic Quay in Glasgow. The multi million pound refurbishment to modernise and develop the building to enable re-letting will start with the soft strip works in early December.