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Court fines medical firm after two workers injured

Friday, May 22, 2015

A medical equipment manufacturer has been fined after two workers were injured by dangerous parts of machinery in separate incidents at its premises in West Sussex.

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Case 365 – Students banned from attending school on their last day

Friday, May 22, 2015

A media article carried a story of a school banning sixth year students from attending on their last day, citing health and safety.

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Case 364 – Council no longer collecting road verge litter

Friday, May 22, 2015

A newspaper columnist commented on huge amounts of litter during her commute adding that the council advised her they no longer collect road verge litter due to health and safety regulations.

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Development company guilty of repeated safety breaches

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A development company has been sentenced for breaches of the Work at Height Regulations.

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Shropshire fuel firm fined £20,000

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A fuel supply business has been sentenced after one of its workers was injured after being struck by a vehicle in a works yard.

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Revised COSHH essentials e-tool – action required prior to upgrade

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A revised and improved COSHH essentials e-tool will be launched in June 2015. During the upgrade all saved assessments will be deleted. Therefore, we advise you print a copy of any assessments you wish to keep by the end of May 2015. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Case 363 – Staff prohibited from opening office windows

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Office staff told they cannot have a key to open windows in third floor office as this would breach health and safety.

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COMAH Onshore Major Hazards: New knowledge on flammable hazards – HSL Buxton, 25 June 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The course will explain the common strategies and tactics of the failure analysis process from the initial response through to presenting your findings.

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Principles of Incident Investigation and Failure Analysis – HSL Buxton, 4 June 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

HSL are offering a unique opportunity to engage directly with their incident investigation professionals and take full advantage of decades of failure analysis experience.

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HSG280 – Guidance for licence holders on the containment and control of specified animal pathogens

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

On 1 April 2015, HSE became the licensing authority for issuing Specified Animal Pathogens Order (SAPO) licences, in addition to being responsible for inspection and enforcement. This guidance is aimed at SAPO licence holders, users and biosafety professionals. It describes the containment and control measures and related management arrangements which must be applied.

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HSE jobs – Scientist, HSL (x2 posts)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

To provide technical support to scientists undertaking research, incident investigations and standard testing. Closing date for applications 13 June 2015.

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HSE jobs – Technical Scientific Support, HSL

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The post holder will be expected to provide hands-on assistance and support, with full guidance and training from the experienced technical staff, for experimental projects and incident investigations. Closing date for applications 13 June 2015.

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Case 362 – Ban on shopping trolleys belonging to other stores

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A clothes shop cited health and safety when they asked a customer to leave for using a shopping trolley belonging to another store.

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Civil explosives – Record keeping requirements

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

From the 5 April 2015, manufacturers, importers, distributors, and anyone who acquires or keeps civil explosives will have to keep a record of the explosives throughout the supply chain and life cycle.

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Safety notice: Earth Moving Machinery – changes to visibility requirements

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

There have been an unacceptable number of accidents related to visibility. Manufacturers and importers of Earth Moving Machinery should review the conformity assessment of their product ranges in respect of visibility from the operator’s position to ensure continued compliance.

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Construction firm prosecuted after falling roof sheets narrowly miss karting party

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

 A construction company has been fined after metal sheets crashed through a karting track roof – narrowly missing members of the public. 

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Case 361 – Pub bans customer from opening champagne bottle

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A customer, after purchasing a bottle of champagne in a pub, was told by a member of staff that he was not allowed to open it himself because of health and safety.

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Sentence after nine-year-old girl flung from fair ride

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

 The owner/operator of a fair ride has been sentenced after a nine-year-old girl was flung from her carriage as it span at excessive speeds.  

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Contractor in court after section of roof fell on worker

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

An Ayrshire construction contractor has been fined for serious safety failings after part of a roof fell on a worker during demolition.

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Businessman jailed after Lithuanian worker killed after fall from roof at Blackburn mill

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A business man in charge of converting an old mill has been jailed, and his father, the owner of the building, given a suspended jail sentence following an incident in which a Lithuanian worker died in a fall.

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