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Roofers fail the work at height test

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A West London roofing firm found itself in court after it allowed employees to work on roofs with no safety measures to protect them from potentially fatal falls.

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Environment Agency prosecuted over worker’s saw injury

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Environment Agency has been fined after an employee was badly injured when his finger was caught by an unguarded circular saw.

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Derbyshire employer prosecuted after worker severs thumb

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The owner of a Derbyshire firm that specialises in refurbishing precision machining tools, has been fined for safety breaches after a worker severed a thumb while lifting a heavy component.

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Solar panel installer in court after workers’ fall through roof

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The owner of a solar panel business has been fined for safety failings after two brothers fell 15ft through a fragile roof that had not been identified as a risk.

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Case 317 – Store would not provide plastic knives for customers buying take out food

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Enquirer called into a high street store to purchase some lunch and asked if they had any plastic knives and forks for sale. The assistant said yes they had forks but due to Health & Safety were not allowed to provide plastic knives.

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IIRSM & HSW Annual Conference 2014 – November 13, Birmingham

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Conference includes a varied content, from innovation in health and safety risk management to influencing techniques and behavioural safety. Speakers include Judith Hackitt, Health & Safety Executive Chair, plus many more

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Case 316 – Store fitting rooms can not be opened on first day of sales

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A high street clothing store would not open their fitting rooms on the first day of a sale, when the enquirer asked why they were told it was for health and safety reasons.

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SW Global Resourcing Limited fined £200,000 (COPFS release)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Glasgow based company has pled guilty at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court to a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act which resulted in the death of an employee at the Annick Water Viaduct, Stewarton, Ayrshire, in 2010.

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HSE Jobs – Mathematical Modeller – HSL

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The successful candidate will have expertise and experience in mathematical modelling or statistical analysis of real-world applications, algorithm coding, preferably in R or MATLAB or similar languages. Closing date for ap[plications is 18 October 2014.

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Case 315 – Shop bans the return of headphones

Friday, September 12, 2014

A customer who purchased headphones from a high street store was told if the packaging was opened the headphones could not be returned for health and safety reasons.

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Timber firm in court after worker’s finger amputated

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Lincolnshire timber company has been fined after an agency worker lost the top of his finger in an unguarded machine.

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Simpler explosives and acetylene regulations

Thursday, September 11, 2014

New laws on working safely with explosives and compressed acetylene gas  will take effect next month.

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RR1018 – Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) in the welding environment

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Electromagnetic fields Directive was adopted in June 2013. Member States are required to bring into force any laws, regulations and or administrative provisions necessary to comply with the Directive by July 1st, 2016. This research report considers various types of welding and the requirements of the Directive.

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Case 314 – Parents banned from saying goodbye to children in school playground

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A newspaper reported that during ongoing construction work at a school, parents were banned from saying goodbye to their primary school children in the playground for ‘health and safety reasons’.

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Case 313 – Donkey rides banned at village fete

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A newspaper reported that council bureaucrats banned donkey rides for children at a village fete because of health and safety concerns.

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Working safely with acetylene – revised publication

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Download or buy online – This leaflet provides guidance on the fire and explosion hazards of acetylene. It is for people who use acetylene for welding, cutting and similar processes and will help them comply with their duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations.

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Explosives regulations 2014 – guidance

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Explosives Regulations 2014 will come into force on 1 October 2014. Draft guidance has been produced for anyone who has duties under the safety provisions of the Explosives Regulations 2014, particularly employers, private individuals and other people manufacturing explosives, storing larger quantities of explosives or storing explosives that present higher hazards.

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Exploding vessel leads to court for carpet company and engineering inspection firm

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Kidderminster carpet company and a Surrey-based firm have been fined after a large pressure vessel, in which carpet fibres are dyed and processed, exploded, propelling the vessel’s quarter-tonne lid six metres into the air.

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Young family left at risk after faulty gas work

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The owner of a building company has been prosecuted for breaching gas safety law after instructing an employee to reposition a gas flue, exposing a young family to serious health risks.

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Contractors in court after leisure centre roof fall

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Two building contractors have been fined after a worker broke his back when he fell four metres from a roof.

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