HSE launches ‘Asbestos – Your Duty’ campaign
Refreshed asbestos guidance published
We have also recently updated HSE’s asbestos webpages. The updated webpages simplify the navigation as well as remove outdated content and replace it with up-to-date, refreshed guidance. This includes the following:
Crush risk from powered tilting stabilisers – HSE safety notice issued
HSE is aware of 3 fatal incidents in Great Britain since 2019, where the operator of a lorry loader has been crushed against the bodywork of the vehicle by the retracting leg of a powered tilting stabiliser.
On some lorry loaders with powered ‘tilting’ stabilisers people can be crushed against the bodywork of the vehicle when the stabilisers are being retracted.
There is a risk of serious injury or death when a powered tilting stabiliser is being rotated to a vertical position.
Those involved in lorry loader operations should include the crushing hazard from tilting stabilisers in their risk assessments and include appropriate control measures in all lorry loader procedural documentation, such as lift plans.
View the safety notice
Health and safety events
There are a range of upcoming virtual and in-person events and training courses organised by, or which involve HSE including:
- HSE webinar: Achieving safety culture excellence for the construction industry Thu 14 March, 2:30pmThis free, hour-long webinar will show how to successfully and sustainably improve safety culture, the resources available and how the HSE Safety Climate Tool could help your organisation.The latest benchmarking data, case studies and a live Q&A will be presented by our speaker panel made up of industry and HSE experts.
- Construction Industry Advisory Network (CONIAN) event Wed 20 March, 3M’s facility, Bracknell, BerkshireFollowing the postponement of this event last November, we are pleased to announce this important update for the construction industry has now been rescheduled. Confirmation of the agenda, names of speakers and how to book a place, will be available shortly on the CONIAC website.
Find out more about HSE’s training and events.
Recent HSE enforcement activity
Council fined £2 million after worker killed carrying out road repairs
Links for further guidance and information: Risk assessment
Construction firm fined after failing to provide basic facilities to workers
Links for further guidance and information: Managing construction health risks: Welfare
Work at height – installation work
Firms fined over £600,000 after worker suffers fatal fall from roof
Links for further guidance and information: Assessing all work at height
Work at height – fragile roofs
Roofing firm and company business partner sentenced following HSE investigations
Links for further guidance and information: Fragile surfaces
Work at height – ladders
Company and director sentenced after worker fractures arm and leg
Links for further guidance and information: Using ladders safely