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Offshore oil and gas – new legislation

Monday, April 8, 2013

On 6 April 2013 the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (Application outside Great Britain) Order 2013 was introduced. The Order has revoked both the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (Application outside Great Britain) Order 2001 and the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (Application outside Great Britain) […]

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Bournemouth building contractor prosecuted after worker loses leg

Friday, April 5, 2013

A director of a Wimborne building firm has been fined after a self-employed worker was seriously injured when working on an extension at a local cottage.

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April 2013 – The Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Repeals, Revocations and Amendments) Regulations 2013 came into force

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Repeals, Revocations and Amendments) Regulations 2013 came into force on 6 April (subject to Parliamentary approval). These Regulations remove thirteen measures that have either been overtaken by more up to date Regulations, are redundant or do not deliver the intended benefits.

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Case 154 – Access to a public pontoon was blocked due to health and safety grounds

Friday, April 5, 2013

Access to a public pontoon was blocked by the erection of a steel barrier weighed down with heavy sandbags during a period of calm weather.

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Foundry in court after worker suffers multiple injuries

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Derbyshire foundry has been fined after an employee suffered multiple injuries when he was hit by a steel bar weighing 1.6 tonnes.

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Ignoring known risks ends in fine for farm manager

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Hampshire farm manager has been prosecuted after he was caught on camera putting two workers at risk by using the grain bucket on a telehandler to lift them up to a barn roof.

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Worker’s tree fall lands farmer in court

Thursday, April 4, 2013

An east Hampshire farm owner has been prosecuted after an untrained worker plunged over four metres from a tree as he was using a chainsaw to prune branches.

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One in four London construction sites fail safety inspections

Thursday, April 4, 2013

One in four of the construction sites visited in London during a month-long inspection initiative failed health and safety checks, according to results released today (4 April).

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Hotel chain fined for asbestos risk

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A leading hotel chain has been ordered to pay more than £200,000 in fines and costs after construction workers and guests were put at risk of asbestos exposure at a Kent hotel.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – 12 months of mythbusting

Thursday, April 4, 2013

HSE Chair looks back on a successful first year for the Myth Busters Challenge Panel.

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Case 153 – Fish and chip shop displays sign banning children under the age of three

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A fish and chip shop displays a sign in its window stating that under-three-year-olds are not allowed on the premises or in the restaurant due to health and safety.

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HSE: Tell ‘health and safety’ jobsworths to pull the other one

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A panel set up to expose ‘health and safety’ excuses has clocked up 150 cases in its first year – helping the public fight back against jobsworths who use safety laws as a convenient ruse to ban legitimate activities.

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Two new appointments to the HSE Board

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Jonathan Baume and George Brechin have been appointed to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Board as non-executive directors. Both appointments commence on 1st April 2013 and will run until 31st March 2016.

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Firm fined for putting workers’ lives at risk

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Durham recycling firm has been fined for putting workers’ lives at risk after two machines were found to have vital safety mechanisms deliberately disabled.

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Building owner and sub-contractor in court for safety failings at former Brewery

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The owner of a former Burton upon Trent brewery and the sub-contractor on a project to refurbish it have been prosecuted after a catalogue of safety failings was uncovered surrounding the unsafe removal of asbestos.

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HSE responds to concerns over creation of new Energy Division

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

HSE Deputy Chief Executive Kevin Myers writes in response to The Press and Journal Energy article – “Union sounds danger warning”, 30 March 2013.

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Blackburn landlord fined over carbon monoxide poisoning

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The landlord of a Blackburn business unit has been found guilty of a health and safety offence after two people suffered carbon monoxide poisoning from a dangerous gas heater.

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County Durham construction firm fined for dangerous site in Aberdeen

Thursday, March 28, 2013

A County Durham construction firm has been fined for dangerous practices on a building site in Aberdeen.

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Boatyard firm fined for crane danger

Thursday, March 28, 2013

An Isle of Wight boatyard business has been fined for safety failings after a poorly maintained mobile crane overturned during a lifting operation at Yarmouth Harbour.

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Norfolk heating engineer fined for illegal gas work

Thursday, March 28, 2013

A Norfolk heating engineer has been fined for illegally carrying out sub-standard gas work at a newly built home in Dereham.

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