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Monthly archives: January 2016

Cheshire construction company guilty of bricklayer’s death

Friday, January 29, 2016

A Cheshire construction company has been prosecuted following a fatal accident in 2011 at a site in Wimslow.

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Worker’s legs crushed by concrete table tennis tables

Friday, January 29, 2016

A Manchester table tennis table manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s legs were crushed when four one-ton concrete tables toppled over.

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Biosafety: concepts and working practices at containment level 3 – Buxton, 29 February-4 March 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

This course on working in and with a microbiological containment level 3 facility, will comprise a number of modules using a combination of interactive theory, practical and workshop training.

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Safety climate tool successes event – Buxton, 26 February 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A networking event for health and safety professionals who want to better understand and engage their workforce to improve health and safety performance.

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Musculoskeletal disorders in the cleaning industry

Thursday, January 28, 2016

New webpage, replacing guidance HSG234, providing information on MSD risks within the cleaning industry.

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Working at height whilst window cleaning

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Updated webpages provide information for window cleaners who work at height. Guidance replaces information sheets MISC 611, 612 and 613.

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Company fined after worker injured in boat hatch incident

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A Hampshire based boat company has been fined for safety failings after one of their contracted boat builders was left unconscious for 10 minutes when a hydraulic engine hatch closed on him.

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College fined after tree felling injury

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A college in Surrey has been fined after a student was struck on the leg by a tree as it was being felled.

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Managing asbestos in domestic and non-domestic premises – Buxton, 29 February 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

This one-day course gives you the knowledge to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises to the standards required by Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR 2012).

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Analytical Services and Assays 2016/17

Thursday, January 28, 2016

HSE’s Health and Safety Laboratory can help ensure worker health protection by offering a wide range of analytical services for asthmagens and sensitisers such as isocyanates, soya, shellfish and wheat flour. The new brochure of analytical services for 2016-17 is now available.

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Engage for success: making the most of Safe Deal – webinar, 18 February 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Active engagement with the workforce is one of the signs of a mature safety culture; but have you ever wondered how to get everyone else in your organisation to ‘walk the talk’ and have constructive conversations with your workforce? For answers join our online webinar on Thursday 18 February at 13:00.

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The control of legionella in dry/wet cooling systems

Thursday, January 28, 2016

In recent years there has been increasing use of dry/wet cooling systems. This new webpage will help dutyholders, which includes employers, those in control of premises and those with health and safety responsibilities for others, to comply with their legal duties and gives practical guidance on how to assess and control the risks.

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Firm fined for safety failings after worker fell from dumper truck

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A civil engineering company was fined after a worker fell from his dumper truck suffering a fracture to his spine.

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Runcorn firm sentenced after HGV crushes worker to death

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A Runcorn haulage firm has been ordered to pay £90,000 in fines and costs after an employee was crushed to death by a runaway lorry.

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Worker killed whilst assisting a reversing lorry

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A company based in Whitchurch has been fined for safety failings after the death of an employee.

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Plymouth builder’s illegal work on gas boiler put family at risk

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Plymouth builder who was not registered to work on gas appliances risked the lives of a family when he carried out building works.

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Staffordshire firm fined after worker loses arm

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Staffordshire farming firm has been sentenced for safety failings after a Polish worker had to have his arm amputated when it was caught in the rollers of a potato grading machine.

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Power company fined £1m after runner electrocuted

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A company which maintains the power distribution supplies to London, the South East and East of England has been fined £1million after a runner was electrocuted by a low-hanging high voltage power cable.

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North West business leaders have their say as ‘working well’ roadshow arrives in Liverpool

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Liverpool hosted scores of business leaders, worker representatives and regulators from across the North West to discuss how to help more people come home safe and well from their jobs. 

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Charges over steel collapse incident – four deaths

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Health and Safety Executive has charged four parties with safety offences relating to the deaths of Thomas and Daniel Hazelton, Adam Taylor and Peter Johnson on 21 January 2011.

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