Author: The Institution of Structural Engineers' Health and Safety Panel
25 June 2013
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The Institution of Structural Engineers' Health and Safety Panel
Sean Brady investigates the contribution of 'corporate memory loss' to the failure of a railway bridge near Dublin, Ireland.
Following several instances of reinforcement cages collapsing, Alastair Soane suggests that incidents might be reduced through more regular inspection and clearer delineation of responsibilities during the transition from temporary works to permanent construction.
Recent events This article draws attention to such topical events as the publication of the Lofstedt report, the Health and Safety Executive's interpretation of "appropriate action" and firms prosectuted over the mis-handling of asbestos.