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New code launched to improve targeting of health and safety inspections

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A new code has been launched to improve the targeting of health and safety inspections – ensuring that local authority checks are more focused on serious risks and poor performers. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published the National Local Authority Enforcement Code following a public consultation.

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DWP announce new code to curb unnecessary council safety checks

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Local authorities are being banned from unnecessary health and safety inspections under a new code coming into effect today (Wednesday 29 May 2013).

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Care home provider fined after dangerous gas work put lives of elderly residents at risk

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Dumfries and Galloway care home provider has been fined for allowing unqualified handymen to illegally install two gas boilers at the premises in Sanquhar.

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County Durham farmer fined after friend broke back in fall

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A farmer has been fined for safety failings after his friend broke his back in a fall while helping him out on his County Durham farm.

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Atomic Weapons Establishment sentenced for control failings

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Atomic Weapons Establishment PLC (AWE PLC) has been ordered to pay more than £280,000 in fines and costs for significant failings relating to its use and control of explosive materials after a worker was injured when a fire broke out in an explosives processing building.

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Case 176 – Teachers cannot apply sun cream to pupils

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

School staff prevented from applying sun cream to young pupil on the grounds of health and safety.

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Scaffolder’s lack of safety measures put lives at risk

Friday, May 24, 2013

A scaffolder has been prosecuted for neglecting vital safety measures that put himself, his staff and passing members of the public at risk.

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Lancaster tissue manufacturer in court over worker’s fall

Friday, May 24, 2013

A worker could have been killed when metal grating gave way under his feet at a tissue factory in Lancaster, a court has heard.

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Unregistered gas fitter prosecuted for dangerous boiler installation

Friday, May 24, 2013

A Bridgwater man has been prosecuted for illegal and unsafe gas work while falsely claiming to be on the Gas Safe Register.

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Plumber prosecuted for illegal gas work after couple burned in explosion

Friday, May 24, 2013

A Lincolnshire plumber has been prosecuted for carrying out illegal gas work after a couple suffered severe burns in a major explosion at their home.

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HSE Jobs – Sales and Marketing Director, HSL

Friday, May 24, 2013

This is a high-potential role that calls for an inspiring leader who can motivate and support our sales team to achieve outstanding commercial results.

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Case 175 – Luxury food retailer refuses to fill re-useable tea caddy

Friday, May 24, 2013

A luxury food retailer refuses to refill a tea caddy with fresh tea insisting that, for health and safety reasons, tea is supplied in a paper bag.

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Case 174 – Custard pie fight is cancelled

Friday, May 24, 2013

A custard pie fight at a local event has been cancelled because the event organisers could not get insurance on the basis that the activity is too dangerous.

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RR963 – Exposure to hexavalent chromium, nickel and cadmium compounds in the electroplating industry

Friday, May 24, 2013

This research was conducted by HSE in partnership with the Surface Engineering Association (SEA). The aim was to investigate whether repeat Biological Monitoring (BM) over a period of time could be used to help drive sustainable improvements in exposure control.

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Four metre fall lands company in court

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A construction company based in South East London has been prosecuted for a serious safety breach after a roofing worker plunged four metres through a badly-protected skylight.

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Company sentenced for exposing worker to deadly fumes

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A bath restoration company has been fined for safety failings after a worker died from inhaling toxic fumes in the bathroom of a South West London flat.

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Companies prosecuted after roof collapsed on worker

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Two West Midlands companies have been fined for safety failings after the six-tonne roof of a timber-framed classroom collapsed on a worker, leaving him seriously injured.

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Lewisham Homes in court after woman breaks jaw

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lewisham Council’s homes provider has been fined after a meter reader broke her jaw and smashed most of her teeth in a fall into an unprotected flood pit cellar beneath a block of flats.

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Bedford company in court over worker’s broken leg

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A nationwide removals firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker broke his leg whilst moving machinery at a site in Bedford.

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Joinery firm in court over worker’s severed finger

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Dagenham-based firm has been sentenced after a worker severed a finger and seriously injured two others on a badly-guarded cutting block capable of 10,000 cuts per minute.

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