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Dorset businesses fined for safety failings

Friday, January 30, 2015

Two Dorset companies have been fined after an employee was injured by an industrial vacuum at a waste treatment and energy recovery site in Bristol.

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Kent brewer in court

Friday, January 30, 2015

Britain’s oldest brewery business – Shepherd Neame – has been prosecuted for safety breaches after a 21 year-old agency worker lost a finger in an unprotected machine.

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RR1041 – The influence of gypsum in animal slurry systems on the generation of hydrogen sulphide

Friday, January 30, 2015

The aim of this study was to determine the influence of gypsum (calcium sulphate) on bacterial populations in slurry systems and, as a consequence, its potential to enhance hydrogen sulphide (H2S) generation.

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Illegal Honiton gas fitter put lives at risk through dangerous work

Friday, January 30, 2015

An unregistered gas fitter has been fined for illegally servicing a boiler at a Honiton home that was later classed as “immediately dangerous”.

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Company fined after worker hit by concrete beam

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A construction company has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a concrete beam that fell from a telehandler.

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Suspended sentence for farming company director after elderly worker killed by bull

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Staffordshire dairy farm director has been handed a four-month prison sentence, suspended for a year, after safety failings led to a 75-year-old worker being crushed by a bull.

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HSL: Process & Fire Incidents – Buxton, 24-25 February 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Designed to introduce delegates to lessons learned from a number of significant or high-profile incidents involving fires or chemical processes. The course has significant practical demonstration content where you will witness live experiments.

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Tree worker in court after father and son suffer hand injuries

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A self-employed arboriculturalist from Spalding has been fined after two workers  – a father and son – both suffered hand injuries while splitting logs.

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Construction companies in court after worker sustains head injuries in fall

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Two separate divisions of a Kent construction conglomerate have been fined after a worker was seriously injured in a fall through a fragile garage roof in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire.

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Legionella… The Dutyholder’s Responsibilities: HSE/LCA event – Edinburgh, 26 March 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Run by HSE and the Legionella Control Association (LCA), this dutyholder event covers all you need to know about legionella control and prevention, and your duties as the responsible person. It will help you understand how to comply with the law, identify and assess sources of risk, prevent or control risks and ensure sustained compliance.

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BHSEA Meeting – Food Safety: From ‘Horsegate’ to Nanotechnology – Birmingham, 9 February 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Afternoon meeting of the Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association. Anyone is welcome to attend, no booking required. Topics include: food safety and risk management, labelling and new legislation and more.

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HSE jobs – Offshore Control Systems Engineer

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The post holder will provide expert advice on control and instrumentation systems matters to industry, other stakeholders and colleagues in HSE. Location Aberdeen or Liverpool.

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RR1028 – Further validation of the ACE instantaneous source model

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Following review of the IRATE model, its use has been discontinued. In its place, HSE are considering the use of the ACE (Airborne Concentration Estimate) model developed by WS Atkins.

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Gateshead firm fined after roof blown off in high winds

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Gateshead firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after the roof of a temporary extension at Lynemouth Power Station was blown off in high winds – putting workers and others delivering coal to the site at risk.

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North West London landlord convicted for gas safety dangers

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Harrow-based landlord has been given a suspended jail sentence and fined £10,000 for putting his tenants’ lives in danger by carrying out illegal gas work at the flats he rented.

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Joinery firm in court after worker loses fingertip

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Kent joinery firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee lost the tip of his left middle finger on an unguarded piece of machinery.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Thumper

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

“If you can’t say somethin’ nice then don’t say nothin’ at all” – working in the world of health and safety sometimes requires very broad shoulders and a thick skin.

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RR1021 – The occupational hygiene implications of the use of diacetyl in the food flavouring and fragrance industries

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

This report presents the findings of a small study to investigate exposures to diacetyl amongst workers employed in the food flavouring and fragrance industries.

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Company and director in court for poor site standards

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Gloucestershire housebuilder and the company’s managing director have been fined for poor welfare facilities and unsafe excavation work at a construction site near Cinderford.

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HSL: Principles of Incident Investigation and Failure Analysis – Buxton, 26 February 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The course will focus primarily on the investigation of mechanical and engineering failures, many of the principles covered will be directly transferable to investigations of any type.

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