PROTEST ORGANISED TUESDAY 3rd JULY 2012
12.00 pm OUTSIDE THE DEPARTMENT OF WORK AND PENSIONS, TOTHILL STREET LONDON SW1H 9NA
2.00 pm LOBBY AND PUBLIC MEETING, HOUSE of COMMONS
A resolution to support a campaign against the Löfsted proposals on the Crane Register, Hard Hat & Work at Height Regs, was passed at the UCATT conference held in Scarborough the last week of May.
Tony O Brien and Liliana Alexa had a 2 hour meeting on 7th June with the HSE. The main employers organisation for cranes – the Construction Plant Hire Associationt (CPHA) – were also represented and said they had no objection to the demand of the CSC and the BCDAG that the Tower Cranes Regulations continue be retained. Both the CPHA and HSE said costs were not the reasons for proposing to remove these regulations. Instead the HSE officers at the meeting said the regulations had not achieved anything. Tony O’Brien said “Both myself and Liliana argued that this was not the case. There had been no fatalities from the use of tower cranes since the register was introduced in 2010. If revoked we could see this reversed. We requested a further meeting takes place involving the lead HSE officer with Professor Löfsted.”
Important – Respond to the HSE consultation
If you have not yet sent in a response and raised your objections to the HSE proposal please do so:
Respond online at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/live
Or write to Tim Holt, HSE, Department of Work and Pensions 7TH Floor Caxton House, 6 to 12 Tothill St, London, SWIH 9NA.
More Information including getting leaflets to distribute about the protest
From Construction Safety Campaign 07747795954, Battersea Crane Disaster Action Group 078590477677, London Hazards 07764939463.
London Hazard Briefing on Crane Safety from: firstname.lastname@example.org