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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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North East London firm in court for worker’s injury

Thursday, March 28, 2013

A London-based chemicals company has been prosecuted after a worker was run over by a forklift truck and had to have part of his leg amputated.

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HSE Jobs: Experienced engineers required

Thursday, March 28, 2013

HSE is recruiting – offshore and onshore major hazard job opportunities.

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Three fined after illegal gas work in Essex

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Two unregistered gas fitters and a registered gas engineer have been jointly prosecuted for safety failings relating to illegal and dangerous gas work at two properties in Essex.

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Businessman’s safety failures led to worker’s injury

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A South London businessman and his company have been prosecuted for safety breaches after a worker narrowly escaped being crushed by a collapsing load of stone slabs.

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Staffordshire firm fined for explosive reaction after worker suffers burns

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Aluminium powder reacted with water in an industrial vacuum cleaner to create hydrogen gas that exploded and burned a worker, a court has heard.

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Former care home owner prosecuted after resident death

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The former owners of a Buckinghamshire care home have been sentenced for serious safety failings after a frail 76-year-old woman died following a fall from a hoist.

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Grain milling firm fined after worker’s fingertips severed

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Northamptonshire grain firm has been fined after an employee lost three fingers and a thumb on the blades of a running mixer.

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Salon owner in court for insurance failure

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The owner of a Herne Bay hair salon has been fined for failing to provide legally required insurance cover that enables employees to claim damages should they be injured at work.

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Case 152 – Local Council bans dog classes

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A local council has banned dog classes, training sessions and dog shows from being held in their community halls on the grounds of health and safety.

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Case 151 – Cycling and scooting in school playground

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Arrangements have been put into place at a primary school to encourage children to cycle or travel by scooter to school. However parents have been advised that children will not be permitted to cycle or scoot in the playground for health and safety reasons.

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