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Six metre fall lands Orkney firm in court

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

An Orkney-based construction firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he fell six metres through a roof sheet.

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Firm sentenced after worker severely injured

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Stirlingshire company has been fined for serious safety failings after a foundry worker’s legs were crushed when he was struck by a one tonne mould in a casting box while turning it with an overhead crane.

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West Midlands firm in court over dangerous machinery risks

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A West Midlands company that makes roller shutters has been fined after an employee severed part of his finger in an unguarded machine.

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Work equipment and machinery: FAQs – Powered gates

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A series of FAQs on the risks associated with powered gates including, what you must do if you are an installer or a maintenance contractor, the main safety requirements and what the law says about powered gates, has been produced.

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Worker suffers broken back after six-metre fall

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A solar panel installation firm and its technical director have been prosecuted after an employee broke his back when he fell six metres through the roof light of a barn in Northamptonshire.

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Case 281 – Junior school bans fruit and rice cakes

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A junior school is to ban children bringing a snack of fruit or rice cakes to school. Their reasoning is that this is a health and safety risk to children with food allergies.

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European campaign – Healthy workplaces manage stress

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

During 2014-2015, HSE is helping to promote EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces Campaign – Healthy workplaces manage stress – by providing campaign specific information, including news, events and resources.

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Workplace falls and dangerous machines top reasons for prosecutions

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Workplace falls and dangerous machines have been named as the two most common reasons for companies being prosecuted over health and safety breaches in the North West.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Golden rules set the culture

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

How confident are you that all of your “rules” mean the same to your audience as you intended?

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Three injured in floor collapse at Trafford mansion

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Two building firms have been ordered to pay a total of £72,000 in fines and costs after a floor collapsed during the construction of a six-bedroom mansion in Trafford, injuring three workers.

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REACH Bitesize advice: Information Leaflet Number 20 – Restrictions

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Leaflet number 20 provides a brief introduction to the REACH restriction provisions and is in two parts. Part 1 looks at what restrictions are and what they could mean for companies within the EU. Part 2 looks at how a substance becomes subject to restriction and the processes involved.

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Case 280 – Patients must be supervised in outpatient waiting area

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A sign on a locked entrance advises patients arriving early at a hospital fracture clinic that they are not permitted to wait in clinic without a nurse present, for health and safety reasons.

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – HSE’s role during the run-up

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Attention will focus on a number of areas, including the construction of temporary demountable structures (TDS), high hazard sites adjacent to venues and transport routes, legionella risks, and the safe storage and handling of pyrotechnics.

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Case 279 – Estate manager refuses to remove abandoned fridge

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The custodian of a housing estate refuses to remove a fridge that appears to have been dumped on the site.

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Plumber prosecuted over illegal gas work at two fast-food restaurants

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

An Essex plumber has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to do 240 hours of community work after carrying out illegal and unsafe gas work at two fried chicken shops in Southend-on-Sea.

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Case 278 – High wire ban for 17-year-old wearing a stud earring

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A seventeen-year-old attending a high wire adventure park was prevented from taking part as she had a small stud earring that could not be removed. She was advised that if she was over 18 she would be allowed access to the activity.

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Safety failings put Finchley worker in burns coma

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A North London labourer received life-threatening burn injuries in an explosion when he severed a 415-volt electrical cable, unaware it was still live, a court has heard.

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Case 277 – Ambulance service refuse cycle helmet for training use due to health and safety

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A motor cycle helmet which had suffered an impact and could not be used for motor cycling, was offered to the ambulance service for training purposes. They refused it due to health and safety reasons.

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Legionnaires’ disease: Part 2 – Hot and cold water systems

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The final section of HSE’s Legionella technical guidance (HSG274: Part 2 – Hot and cold water systems) was published on 8 April 2014. Each section is now available to download.

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Suspended prison sentence for unregistered gas work

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Staffordshire fitter has been handed a suspended prison sentence for illegal gas work that potentially endangered lives.

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