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Case 158 – Law regarding the sale of knives, including cutlery, to under-18s is ‘over the top’

Friday, April 12, 2013

The enquirer thinks that laws regarding the sale of knives, including cutlery, to under-18s is ‘over the top’. They do not agree with shops and department stores defending their position by claiming it is because of health and safety.

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Transport company fined following investigation

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The director of a plastering company was killed when a pallet containing more than a tonne of render fell on top of him during a lorry delivery at premises in Devon.

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Foundry firm fined after worker’s narrow escape

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A West Midlands’ iron foundry has been fined after an employee narrowly escaped falling into a stream of molten metal when he fell from a collapsing overhead platform.

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Seveso – revised website and content

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Seveso website has been revised to reflect forthcoming changes as a result of the Seveso III Directive, to be implemented from 1 June 2015. Includes a summary of changes from Seveso II to III and details the implications for businesses, employers and sites currently out of scope.

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Company fined for scissor lift training failures

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Merseyside company has been sentenced for failing to properly train staff on how to use equipment that enables them to work at height.

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Worker’s death leads to £75,000 fine for Nuneaton transport firm

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Nuneaton storage and distribution firm has been fined after a worker was killed when a tall stack of empty wooden pallets toppled on to him.

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HSE to open investigation into death of Gillian Astbury at Stafford Hospital

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has started a formal investigation into the circumstances of the death of Gillian Astbury at Stafford Hospital in April 2007, it confirmed today (11 April 2013).

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Company fined after hoarding injures pensioner

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Hertfordshire firm has been fined for safety failings after a pensioner was struck on the head by an advertising hoarding while walking past a construction site in South East London.

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Case 157 – Customers unable to consume own food or drink due to health and safety

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A children’s soft play centre does not allow customers to consume their own food or drink on the premises due to health and safety, however, the consumption of food and drink purchased from its cafe is permitted.

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International chemical firm prosecuted over multiple incidents

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

An international chemical firm has been fined more than £100,000 after workers were put in danger in three separate incidents at its Cheshire factory.

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Unregistered gas fitter sentenced for false claims and endangering life

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

An East Devon gas fitter who risked the lives of a young couple through his dangerous work falsely claimed to be on the Gas Safe Register, a court has heard.

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Seasonal illuminations company fined for employee fall

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A seasonal illuminations company in Chesham has been fined for safety failings after an employee broke his arm and lost several teeth when he fell from a ladder.

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Company fined for flawed lifting operation

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A Kent engineering firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker sustained life-threatening injuries during a flawed lifting operation in East London.

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One in three construction sites in Wales fail safety inspections

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Nearly one-in-three of the construction sites visited in Wales during a month-long inspection initiative failed health and safety checks.

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South West construction sites fail safety inspections

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Nearly a third of the construction sites visited across Somerset, Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire during a month-long inspection initiative failed health and safety checks.

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Cabinet firm fined over worker’s severed finger

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A High Peak cabinet manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after part of an employee’s finger was cut off in machinery.

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Builder in court over life-threatening roof fall

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Merseyside builder has appeared in court after an employee suffered life-threatening injuries when he fell from the roof of a terraced house.

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Case 156 – Residents being charged for annual assessment of communal areas around residential housing

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Residents are being charged by the managing agent for an annual assessment of the condition of the common parts of the area around residential housing.

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Case 155 – Customer requested a scaffold plank to be cut to size

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A customer  bought a scaffold plank from his local DIY store and requested it to be cut to size in-store.  He was told that under health and safety rules this couldn’t be done because it was treated with a toxic chemical.

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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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