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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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Health board fined after failing to protect worker from attack

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Lothian Health Board has been fined for safety failings after a worker was attacked while making a home visit to a patient with mental health issues.

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Crane hire firm fined for safety failings

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A Bridgend crane hire firm has been fined for failing to make adequate provisions for safe work at height.

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Seveso – updated FAQs

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

New FAQs on Seveso III and the new COMAH regulations have been added to the website, plus details of how to contact the Seveso team if you have a question that has not been covered.

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Firm in court after worker’s hand crushed in machinery

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Tyneside firm has been fined after a worker’s hand was badly crushed in a machine on which a safety guard had been deliberately disabled.

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Firm fined after worker hit on head by falling skip

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Newcastle-based skip hire firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered serious head injuries when he was struck by a falling skip.

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Company prosecuted for worker fall failings

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Cheltenham company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he fell more than 11 metres through a barn roof while installing solar panels.

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Kent company fined over worker death

Monday, September 9, 2013

A Kent aggregate company has been ordered to pay more than £180,000 in fines and costs after a worker was killed by dangerous lifting equipment on a tipper lorry.

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HSE jobs – HSE Chief Executive

Monday, September 9, 2013

Lead HSE through the next stages of its development as a modern and proactive regulator.

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Company fined after man seriously injured on Cheltenham building site

Friday, September 6, 2013

A Wiltshire civil engineering company has been fined after a worker was seriously injured by a reversing tipper truck at a Cheltenham building site

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South Yorkshire council in court over care home fall

Friday, September 6, 2013

Doncaster Borough Council has been prosecuted for neglecting safety precautions after an 82-year-old vulnerable woman was injured in a fall at one of their care homes.

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Public consultation – changes to COMAH

Friday, September 6, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive is proposing to amend the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999 (COMAH) to implement Article 30 of Council Directive 2012/18/EU to categorise heavy fuel oils (HFO) as ‘petroleum products’. This consultation began on 05 September and will end on 18 October 2013.

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Case 209 – Double glazing company says ‘no’ to use of super glue for repairs

Friday, September 6, 2013

Window sill could not be repaired using super glue because of health and safety rules.

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HSE jobs – HSL scientist and engineer vacancies

Friday, September 6, 2013

The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) located in Harpur Hill, Buxton has a range of vacancies including Process Safety Engineer, Microbiologist and Biomedical Scientist.

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Colchester worker in court over illegal gas work

Thursday, September 5, 2013

A Colchester-based worker has been ordered to carry out 240 hours of community service and been given a suspended prison sentence for illegally fitting two gas fires and servicing a boiler at homes in the town despite not being registered to work with gas.

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House builder and site manager prosecuted after bricklayer’s fatal fall

Thursday, September 5, 2013

A Lincolnshire house building company has been fined and a site manager sentenced to community service after a self-employed bricklayer fell to his death from dangerous scaffolding.

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Builder prosecuted for dangerous gas work

Thursday, September 5, 2013

A builder has been sentenced for illegal and dangerous gas work that posed a serious risk to a Bude pensioner.

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