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Disqualified director and accomplice sentenced over worker death and company deception

Friday, August 29, 2014

A Hampshire businessman, who was disqualified from being a company director, was today jailed for serious fraud and safety offences. A second businessman was given a suspended prison sentence for similar offences.

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Building firm prosecuted after joiner falls through ceiling

Friday, August 29, 2014

A Manchester construction firm has appeared in court over safety failings after a joiner was badly injured when he fell through a ceiling.

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INDG449 – Health and safety made simple: The basics for your business (rev)

Friday, August 29, 2014

This leaflet is for employers and those who want some basic information on what they must do to comply with health and safety law. The revised version has brought the advice up to date and clarified some of the key messages but the guidance on complying with the law has not been fundamentally changed.

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Risk assessments – A brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace

Friday, August 29, 2014

HSE has revised and simplified the 5 Steps. INDG163 ‘Risk assessment – A brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace’ clearly outlines what businesses need to do to assess their workplace risks without creating mountains of meaningless paperwork.

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Case 310 – Pub bans confetti

Friday, August 29, 2014

Pub asks customers not to use confetti due to it being a health and safety issue.

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Hove firm prosecuted after flouting asbestos laws

Friday, August 29, 2014

A Hove-based firm has been fined after it flouted asbestos regulations and removed some of the dangerous material just three weeks after being refused a licence to carry out such work.

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Workers’ health put at risk by Hampshire firm

Friday, August 29, 2014

A Hampshire manufacturer has appeared in court after allowing the health of employees to be put at risk.

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Care home operator fined following resident death

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Hertfordshire care home operator has been fined after a resident with clinical dementia was suffocated by an unsecure wardrobe.

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HSE statement: Lecht Ski Centre incident

Thursday, August 28, 2014

On Tuesday 12 February 2013 the Snowy-Owl chairlift at the Lecht Ski Centre suffered a de-ropement which resulted in three adults and five children being injured.

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Cannock scaffolder in court over worker’s fractured skull

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A West Midlands scaffolder has received a four month prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay compensation of £2,500, after a construction worker suffered a fractured skull when a pulley wheel fell seven metres and struck his head. 

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The National Fork Lift Safety Conference 2014 – Coventry, 24 September 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Featuring: a keynote address from Philip White, Director of HSE’s Cross-Cutting Interventions Directorate, presentations from fork lift truck companies and ending with a Q & A session with FLTA’s Practical Safety Panel.

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Entertainment industry and CDM regulations

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

In the recent public consultation on HSE’s proposals for revised CDM regulations, a significant number of organisations expressed concerns about the potential impact of CDM application to construction work carried out in some entertainment workplaces. HSE has responded to these concerns in an open letter to entertainment industry stakeholders.

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Safety failures land two Kent companies in court

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Two construction companies have been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was injured in a fall at a site near Canterbury in Kent.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – A sting in the tale

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt discusses a recent debate raging on social media among health and safety professionals, not about major health and safety risks but about the right response to a wasp sting if it happens in the workplace.

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Building firm director in court over health risk

Friday, August 22, 2014

The director of a Stockport-based building firm has been fined after the health of workers was put at risk for more than three months.

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Slough tenants left in gas danger for four years

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Slough landlord has been fined for serious safety breaches after he left a young family in potential danger for nearly four years by repeatedly failing to check the gas appliances in a property he rented to them.

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Case 309 – University bans the throwing of mortar boards on graduation day

Friday, August 22, 2014

Due to health and safety issues, a university collected mortar boards following the end of a graduation ceremony to prevent them being thrown into the air.

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Case 308 – Swimming pool unable to lend goggles and floatation devices

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A poster at a public swimming pool says: “Due to health and safety regulations, we are unable to lend floats, goggles or woggles.”

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HSE confirms appointment of new chief executive

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dr Richard Judge has been appointed chief executive of Britain’s workplace health and safety regulator. He will start at the Health and Safety Executive in November 2014.

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Edinburgh company fined £12,000 after lorry crushes employee (COPFS release)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

An Edinburgh based pharmaceutical company has pled guilty today at Edinburgh Sheriff Court of failing to ensure the health and safety of an employee when a reversing lorry crushed an employees head and chest resulting in severe injury.

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