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Monthly archives: May 2018

Unlocking the potential of health and safety data – the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and HSE ‘DISCOVERING SAFETY’ programme

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Every year, huge amounts of incident investigation findings and operational health and safety data are collected globally. The Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), supported by the Thomas Ashton Institute are running an ambitious new programme, ‘DISCOVERING SAFETY’ which aims to substantially improve health and safety and ultimately save lives, particularly in poorer or developing nations.

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Diving Information Sheets (DVIS) revised

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

DVIS Number 5, 7, 9, have been significantly updated in consultation with industry.  DVIS 12, 13, 14, incorporate minor updates to align with the current version of the ACoPs.

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Company fined after a scaffolder was injured in fall from height.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

A scaffolding company has been sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker fell approximately four metres while working on a fragile surface.

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Company fined for exposing employees to dust

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

A furniture manufacturer has been fined after exposing its employees to significant quantities of hardwood dust, a hazardous substance known to cause occupational asthma and nasal cancer.

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Company fined after worker loses tip of finger

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

A metal fabrication company was sentenced today after a worker was injured when using a vertical milling machine.

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Fisheries owner fined after putting workers and the public at risk

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The owner of a local fisheries site has been fined for failing to secure the boundary of a new build local fisheries site whilst under construction.

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Construction company fined after death of worker

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Tonic Construction Ltd has been fined following the death of Shaun Carter.

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Company fined after worker suffers life-changing injury

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A grain milling company has today been fined after a worker lost his right leg after being struck by a fork lift truck.

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Contractors fined after carrying out unlicensed asbestos removal work

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Two contractors were sentenced today after exposing a homeowner and themselves to asbestos while carrying out refurbishment work.

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Contractors fined for carrying out unsafe asbestos removal work without a licence

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Two contractors were sentenced today after removing asbestos pipe lagging without taking the necessary precautions to reduce exposure to asbestos.

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