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Monthly archives: November 2016

Hospital fined after safety failings led to dementia patient’s death

Monday, November 28, 2016

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has been fined £366,000 after the death of a patient on a specialist dementia ward.

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Real estate company fined for safety failings

Friday, November 25, 2016

A real estate company in Oxfordshire has been fined for failing to manage asbestos on their premises following a fire.

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NHS trust fined following patients death

Friday, November 25, 2016

A South West NHS trust has been fined £200,000 after a patient fell to their death from a window.

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Ejector seat manufacturer fined £800,000 for failing to protect workers’ health

Friday, November 25, 2016

An Uxbridge manufacturer of ejector seats has been fined £800,000 after three workers developed debilitating lung conditions.

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Car component firm fined after multiple back injuries to workers

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A car component manufacturer has been sentenced after six workers experienced back injuries from repeatedly lifting heavy car engine parts by hand.

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Sentence after self-employed builder suffers serious electric shock

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A real estate lettings company was sentenced today for safety breaches after a self- employed builder suffered 1st and 3rd degree burns to his face, hands, neck and chest.

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Heinz beans ‘can song’ advert banned over injury fears

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Lots of media coverage has appeared today relating to the Heinz baked beans ‘can song’ advert being banned by The Advertising Standards Authority as it ‘encouraged behaviour that prejudiced health and safety’. The advertising campaign has been banned from TV over fears that young viewers could copy the ‘can song’ and injure themselves on sharp empty tins.

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Construction company fined after worker fell 6 meters

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A Derbyshire based engineering construction company has been prosecuted after a worker fell and suffered severe injuries.

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Revised Publication – Nickel and its inorganic compounds: Health hazards and precautionary measures

Saturday, November 19, 2016

This environmental hygiene guidance note draws attention to the possible health hazards which could result from occupational exposure to nickel and its inorganic compounds.

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RR1078 – The use of vehicle structure in load securing on heavy goods vehicles

Saturday, November 19, 2016

This report assesses the legislation applicable to the transport of goods in the UK under both road traffic and health and safety at work legislation. It assesses the guidance available to operators and consignors and the methods of securing loads that are commonly-used at present.

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RR1079 – Access to and work on flatbed vehicles

Saturday, November 19, 2016

This report describes a multi-disciplinary, mixed-method approach to research on this topic, comprising both quantitative and qualitative analysis, undertaken to establish contributory factors to incidents and areas of concern when accessing or working on flatbed vehicles.

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RR1080 – A study of the generic safety-integrity requirements of fairground rides

Saturday, November 19, 2016

This report describes a number of quantitative risk assessments applied to three diverse fairground ride types in order to provide an indication of appropriate Safety Integrity Levels for these generic types of ride and to illustrate an approach that may be used to determine these SILs.

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Council fined £250,000 for not protecting workers health

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thanet District Council has been fined after a worker was left with permanent injured after being diagnosed with hard arm vibration (HAV).

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Worker injures hand in printing press

Friday, November 18, 2016

A seal and label producing company based in Kent has been fined after a worker Injured his hand in a printing press.

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Safety bulletin – Offshore Crane Safety Systems

Friday, November 18, 2016

This Alert is to remind duty holders of the requirement to have measures in place to verify the correct operation and the correct settings of all safety systems and limits on offshore cranes.    

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Worker injures hand on drill

Friday, November 18, 2016

A company in Essex, has been fined after a worker suffered injury to his hand on a drilling machine.

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Company fined after workers fall into pulping machine

Thursday, November 17, 2016

A maintenance company has appeared in court after a worker suffered serious injuries after falling 7 metres.

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Council fined after boy nearly drowns

Thursday, November 17, 2016

A council has been fined £75,000 after a four-year-old boy nearly drowned during a swimming lesson.

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International Engineering Company in Court over workers death

Thursday, November 17, 2016

An international engineering company has been sentenced following the death of a worker who fell 30 feet from an electricity pylon.

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Four receive suspended jail sentences for health and safety failings

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The director of a Port Talbot furniture factory and three of its managers have received suspended prison sentences for ongoing health and safety failings.

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