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Monthly archives: August 2015

Solar panel installation company fined after worker falls through roof-light

Monday, August 31, 2015

A company that installs solar panels has been fined after a worker fell through a roof-light whilst installing solar panels on the roof of a barn at a property in Newton Stewart.

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Brothers sentenced over unsafe work at height

Friday, August 28, 2015

Two brothers have been fined for allowing employees to work at height unsafely after workers were spotted while building an agricultural farm building in Lewes. 

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Case 374 – TV company cites health and safety as reason for different camera angles

Friday, August 28, 2015

A TV company responded to viewer complaints regarding camera angles during broadcast of football match, citing ‘health and safety on the gantry’.

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Bedfordshire manufacturer in court for worker injuries

Friday, August 28, 2015

A Bedfordshire manufacturer has been fined after two workers were seriously injured in separate incidents at its Dunstable factory.

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Coatings firm in court for legionella failings

Friday, August 28, 2015

An international engineering firm, which refurbishes turbine blades, has been fined for failing to manage the risk to public and employees to potentially fatal legionella bacteria. 

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Council fined for safety failings after child was injured

Friday, August 28, 2015

Doncaster Council has been fined after an 8-year-old girl suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured hip, when a wooden hoarding was blown onto the pavement during high winds.

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Paulamar Company fined over worker injuries

Friday, August 28, 2015

A manufacturer of foam plastics and rubber materials was sentenced today after admitting safety failing leading to a teenage worker being permanently disfigured. 

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RoSPA Scotland Occupational Safety and Health Congress 2015 – Glasgow, 16 September 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

Mike Cross, Director for Scotland and Northern England at the Health and Safety Executive, will be talking about the future of OSH regulation in Scotland. Receive key insights, find out how legislative changes will affect you, learn from live re-enactments, new initiatives, case studies and best practice examples.

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Case 373 – Buses cannot stop at certain bus stops

Friday, August 28, 2015

A bus company claimed their bus could not stop at certain stops along a diversion route because of health and safety issues.

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BOHS: Breathe Freely – Regional events – 9, 15 & 23 September 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

BOHS is running three, free to attend, regional events in September, on preventing lung disease in the construction industry. Part of the Breathe Freely initiative, they and are aimed at anyone in construction with an interest in, or responsibility for, protecting workers’ health.

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Deeside man fined over safety breaches

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A contractor was today fined after admitting unsafe work at height practices and insurance breaches. 

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Company fined for safety failings leading to risk of Legionella

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A steel coating company has been fined for failing to manage the risks from legionella bacteria at two cooling towers over a period of five years. 

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National Fork Lift Safety Month: 1-30 September 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fork lift trucks remain the UK’s most dangerous type of workplace transport. Throughout September’s Safety Month – or Safetember – the Fork Lift Truck Association will be making a compendium of free resources and guides available via its website.

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National Fork Lift Safety Conference – Loughborough, 23 September 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Forming part of the FLTA’s Fork Lift Safety Month, the conference is aimed at managers and supervisors who oversee fork lift truck operations. The conference will feature case-histories from companies who have successfully implemented safety campaigns and effectively reduced FLT accidents in the workplace.

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Company fined for sale of boilers containing asbestos

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A demolition and licensed asbestos removal company has been fined after it sold a boiler found to contain asbestos.

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Case 372 – Non-travellers banned from platform at railway station

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Only travellers are allowed on to the platform at a railway station, preventing non-travellers from seeing off family and friends.

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Firm fined after worker injures hand at saw mill

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A company that manufactures garden timber products has been fined for safety failings that led to a worker sustaining serious injury to his left hand. 

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HSE Chair speech: CPI Biennial Health & Safety Conference

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt’s keynote speech, with accompanying slides, to Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) biennial health and safety conference, 30 June 2015.

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Ministry of Manpower Singapore and Great Britain’s Health and Safety Executive sign agreement on closer ties and shared learning

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

HSE’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Richard Judge, met with Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Singapore’s Permanent Secretary, Loh Khum Yean, to commit to working together to drive world-class innovation, science and specialist expertise around health and safety in both countries.

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Manual Handling for Assessors – London, 22 September 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

This HSL run course will equip you with the knowledge to help recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in your organisation.

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