Machinery & Equipment - 24 Jun 2022

2022/05 – Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs): Failure to detect mechanical failure in drive units leading to uncontrolled fall of platforms

The UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently alerted industry to a serious technical fault identified with mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs), used widely in construction projects for work on tall buildings.

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Cranes - 04 Apr 2022

2022/03 – Construction Fatality (No.2 of 2022)

Sadly, we have a 2nd confirmed workplace fatality in construction for 2022. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the deceased. RIP.

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Machinery & Equipment - 29 Jul 2021

2021/11 – Construction Fatality (No.5 of 2021)

We lament news of a recent workplace fatality in construction for 2021. This is the fifth confirmed fatality for the sector year to date. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased. RIP.

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Machinery & Equipment - 29 Jul 2021

2021/10 – Compressed Air Injection Injury

An operative on a project received a compressed air injury to the palm of his hand from a paint sprayer.  The IP was involved in the assembly and spray painting of site permit booths.

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Machinery & Equipment - 28 Jul 2021

2021/09 – Construction Fatality (No.4 of 2021)

We lament confirmation of the fourth reported fatality in construction for 2021.

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Machinery & Equipment - 22 Jul 2021

2021/08 – Driving in Summer

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is reminding road users, particularly drivers, to be aware of the dangers posed by ‘sun glare’ during the summer months. Sun glare can result in drivers being temporarily dazzled or blinded by the intensity and brightness of the sun.

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Machinery & Equipment - 19 Feb 2021

2021/06 – Mag Drill Learnings

A collaborative review of incidents and near-miss accidents involving Mag Drills highlights some lessons learned.

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Cranes - 05 Feb 2021

2021/05 – Peri Panel Failure During Lifting

A Peri shutter panel was being lifted by a tower crane to form a perimeter retaining wall. As the panel was being lowered to its final position (approximately 9 feet above ground level), the Peri Ply element came away from the structural element of the shutter panel frame and landed to the ground.

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Machinery & Equipment - 05 Feb 2021

2021/04 – Finger Injury with Concrete Chute

Injured person sustained a broken finger when impacted by a folding concrete chute.

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Machinery & Equipment - 07 Jan 2021

2021/01 – Edge Protection on Pick-up Truck

This lesson learned serves to highlight the potential hazards associated with working off a pick-up truck that is not equipped with edge protection.

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