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Shoddy gas work put lives at risk at Newton Abbot home

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Three gas engineers failed to spot and rectify serious gas safety failings at a rented Devon home – putting a family at risk of death, injury or ill health from carbon monoxide poisoning, a court has heard.

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Fines imposed for asbestos exposure at former factory in Poole

Thursday, September 19, 2013

A company in Poole has been fined for safety breaches after exposing workers to potentially fatal asbestos at a disused tile factory in the town.

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Builder pays price for unsafe work

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The owner of a Leeds building firm has appeared in court after two workers were injured, one seriously, when they fell from a mezzanine floor they were dismantling.

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Case 211 – Spectacle wearers not allowed on bouncy castle

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A child was told he was not allowed on a bouncy castle as his glasses were a health and safety problem.

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Case 212 – Health and safety prevents engineer drilling through a door frame

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Complainant had his internet hub upgraded and BT sport installed in his home. The BT engineer refused to drill through door frame due to health and safety reasons. The cabling was looped round the inside of the door which means the door cannot be closed without severing the cable.

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Hampshire firm in court after worker’s fall

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A south-west Hampshire firm has been fined after an employee fractured his forearm in a two metre fall from an unguarded office roof that had been used to store boxes.

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Safer sites initiative 2013 – video: ‘Turning concern into action’

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

As HSE’s campaign targeting poor standards and unsafe practices on Britain’s construction sites continues, this short film serves as a timely and poignant reminder of the consequences of failing to keep people safe at work.

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Case 210 – Cafe refuses to put sauce topping on ice-cream

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A member of staff in a café refused to put sauce on the enquirers’ ice cream due to health and safety reasons.

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Safer sites initiative 2013 – image gallery

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

See some of the photographs taken by Inspectors undertaking unannounced ‘spot checks’ on repair and refurbishment works during the first few weeks of the Construction Initiative 2013/14.

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Proposed Eighth Amendment to Annex I of Regulation (EC) No. 689/2008

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive is seeking views on a proposal from the European Commission to amend Annex I of the Export and Import of Dangerous Chemicals Regulation (EC) 689/2008, which is commonly known as the EU Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation.

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Fines imposed for asbestos exposure at redundant Dairy Crest site

Monday, September 16, 2013

Dairy Crest Limited and a Manchester welding company have been fined for exposing employees to potentially fatal asbestos containing material at an industrial site in Devon.

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Roofing firm in court over Chorley school roof fall

Monday, September 16, 2013

A roofing firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker sustained severe injuries when he fell through a primary school roof in Chorley.

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Southport firm sentenced over teenage biker’s death

Friday, September 13, 2013

A Southport firm has been ordered to pay more than £100,000 in fines and costs following the death of a teenager who came off his motorbike when it collided with a metal cable strung between two trees.

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Norwich director gets suspended prison and community service for dangerous electrics

Friday, September 13, 2013

The director of a Norwich giftware manufacturing company has been given a suspended six-month prison sentence and 180 hours of community service for safety failings in relation to electrical systems at the company’s premises.

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Chemical classification – updated website

Friday, September 13, 2013

Updated guidance and information on GHS, CLP Regulation and CHIP now available on the HSE website.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’: The way forward – leadership

Friday, September 13, 2013

The way in which all parts of the offshore industry has responded to the Shetland helicopter ditching is important – they have shown leadership in taking the initial decision to suspend flights and in the subsequent decision to reinstate them.

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Construction firm in court over major city centre gas scare

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A construction firm has appeared in court over a major gas leak which caused widespread disruption and sparked fears of an explosion in Liverpool city centre.

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Builder fined after worker falls through roof

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Leicestershire builder has been fined for safety failings after a sub-contractor broke his neck and arm when he fell through a fragile roof light.

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Competent Authority position on the COMAH regulation of Heavy Fuel Oil

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Publication outlining the position on the regulation of HFO under the Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulations 1999 (COMAH), published on 18 June 2013 by the COMAH Competent Authority (Health and Safety Executive, Environment Agency, Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Natural Resources Wales), is available on the HSE website.

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Safety failings put West Sussex firm in court

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A Worthing company that makes audio equipment used by leading recording studios has been fined after a worker broke an arm in an unguarded machine.

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