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Monthly archives: October 2015

Roofer sentenced after safety breaches

Friday, October 30, 2015

The owner of a specialist roofing company has been sentenced after admitting dangerous working practices.

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Firm sentenced after worker dies after inhaling paint stripper

Friday, October 30, 2015

An employer has been fined after a worker died after inhaling fumes while cleaning a chemical stripping paint tank at a motor vehicle repair company. 

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Consultation launched on Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations

Friday, October 30, 2015

HSE is currently consulting on proposals to replace the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987 (DSHAR) with new shorter and up to date regulations and is also seeking views on a new shorter Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) to support the regulations. Consultation began on 28 October and closes on 23 December 2015.

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Man falls from roof with life-changing injuries

Thursday, October 29, 2015

A man was sentenced for safety failings that led to a father-of-three falling from the roof of a house, resulting in horrific head and spinal injuries.

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Case 379 – Dog banned from hire car for ‘health and safety’ reasons

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A hire car company has taken a decision to exclude the carriage of dogs in courtesy/hire cars over concerns about cleanliness but cites health and safety as the reason.

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Waste and recycling firm fined £100,000 after worker suffers multiple arm fractures

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Waste and recycling company F&R Cawley Limited has been prosecuted after a worker suffered serious fractures when his arm was dragged into the rollers of a moving conveyor belt. 

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International tyre firm fined after 17-year-old apprentice injured in lathe

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tyre manufacturer Pirelli Tyres Limited has been prosecuted after a 17-year-old apprentice suffered serious injuries to his hands while using a metalwork lathe. 

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Hotel Chocolat in court after worker’s hand dragged into machine

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Chocolate manufacturer Hotel Chocolat has been prosecuted after a worker suffered serious hand and arm injuries whilst cleaning a machine tank.

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Company fined after worker injures hand

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A Glasgow printing and packaging company has been sentenced after a worker’s hand was severely injured in machinery. 

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Cardboard manufacturer prosecuted after worker’s hand crushed

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A cardboard manufacturer has been fined after an employee suffered horrific injuries to his hand when it was trapped between metal rollers superheated by steam.

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Worker fatally injured falling through fragile roof

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

An employer was fined when a casual worker he employed to repair a shed roof fell and was fatally injured.

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HSE releases injury and ill-health statistics 2014/15

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The full statistical report and industry specific data can be found online.

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Healthcare provider fined over death in its care

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

NHS Ayrshire and Arran has been fined £67,000 over its failure to follow its own procedures relating to the care of a patient with a history of depression.

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Work related injury and ill health still costing Britain £14 billion per year

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

More than a million people are being made ill by their work, costing society £14.3 billion, according to new figures published today.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Out and about

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

One of the most enjoyable aspects of my role is being given the opportunity to get out and about visiting industry and seeing some of the great practices going on.

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Engineering and facilities firms sentenced

Friday, October 23, 2015

Two companies have been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was electrocuted during work on a data centre in Middlesex.

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HSE issues health warning to the stone industry

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Health and Safety Executive is urging the stone industry to do more to protect workers’ health following findings of a recent inspection initiative in the south of England.

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Glass manufacturer in court after employees injured in explosion

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Chester glass container manufacturer has been fined for serious safety breaches after two employees were injured in a flash fire.

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Care home provider and support worker fined after resident severely burned in bath

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A national care home provider and one of its employees have been prosecuted after a young woman suffered full thickness burns to more than 40 percent of her body from a scalding bath.

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Construction client sentenced over multiple safety failings

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Hertfordshire based care provider engaged in construction works, has been fined after it admitted unsafe working practices, including failure to remove asbestos materials from the old buildings before demolition work. 

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