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Monthly archives: March 2012

Catering and hospitality – Example risk assessments

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

You must manage the health and safety risks in your workplace. To do this you need to think about what, in your business, might cause harm to people and decide whether you are doing enough to prevent that harm. This is known as a risk assessment.

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Widnes firm fined over employee’s fall injuries

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Cheshire worker could have been killed when he fell from the top of a chemical storage tank, a court has heard.

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Printing company fined £112,500 over death of worker

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

One of the UK’s leading printing groups has been fined £112,500 at Peterborough Crown Court today after a maintenance engineer was crushed to death in a printing press.

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Manufacturing: Rubber industry – case studies

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

These are real case studies and show the consequences to employees if there is inadequate health and safety in place. They also show that once a solution has been found, in addition to controlling the risk there can be other significant benefits for a company.

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COSHH and your industry – How does it affect you?

Monday, March 26, 2012

How does Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) affect you in your industry? Select your industry to view key messages and how COSHH affects you.

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Unregistered gas fitter’s work put people at risk

Friday, March 23, 2012

A Wrexham-based gas fitter has been sentenced after installing and illegally servicing equipment which could have resulted in harm to the tenants and landlord of a Wrexham property.

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Leisure park worker trapped in trench collapse

Friday, March 23, 2012

A worker at a holiday park suffered serious injuries when a trench he was working in collapsed on top of him.

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Lung diseases: Susceptible trades and industries – Quarries

Friday, March 23, 2012

Crystalline silica is one of the commonest minerals in the earths crust. When crushed during quarrying activities, materials containing silica create respirable crystalline silica (RCS) dust associated with the respiratory disease silicosis.

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Exposure to lead statistics – latest figures for 2010/11

Friday, March 23, 2012

Latest statistics for blood-lead measurements taken under statutory medical surveillance for work with lead.

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Electric Shock: poster – First aid procedures

Friday, March 23, 2012

This poster gives basic advice on first-aid procedures if someone has an electric shock at work. This poster is not a substitute for effective first-aid training.

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Manufacturer fined after hydraulic press crushes Stranraer worker’s arm

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A machinery manufacturer has been fined after its hydraulic press crushed a Stranraer worker’s arm which was later amputated.

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Safety chief teams up with teacher to prove red tape is no challenge

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The head of Britain’s safety watchdog has paid a visit to a Welsh school to see an award-winning teacher prove that it is possible to inject excitement into education – without falling foul of red tape.

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Accident book

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Accident Book will allow you to comply with legal requirements to record accidents at work. It also contains guidance on the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 and the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.

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GMOs (Contained Use) Public Register – updated February 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

An electronic copy of the Genetically Modified Organisms Public Register, updated for February 2012, is now available to view.

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Mersey shipbuilding firm sentenced over welder death

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Merseyside shipbuilding firm has been fined £120,000 over the death of a welder who became trapped while driving a forklift truck.

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Adventure activities licensing – FAQs

Thursday, March 22, 2012

This page provides answers to some of your frequently asked questions about adventure activities licensing.

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Essex school fined over student injury

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A secondary school in Colchester has been prosecuted after a teenage boy was injured when a stack of timber board fell on him, causing severe injury to his ankle and foot.

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Warwickshire company fined after worker loses fingers

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Warwickshire components manufacturer has been fined after a man’s hand was badly crushed in a power press.

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Fuel injection specialists fined after worker injured

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A firm specialising in diesel fuel injection has been fined after a worker was set on fire at its Derbyshire premises.

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Agriculture FAQs – Training and Vocational Qualifications (VQs)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Answers to some of the frequently asked questions on training requirements in agriculture.

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