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Sole trader sentenced for tipper death failings

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Berkshire haulier has been fined for safety failings after a long-serving employee was run over and killed by a tipper lorry at his Reading head office.

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INDG457 – Use lift trucks safely: A brief guide for operators

Thursday, March 14, 2013

This pocket card is aimed at lift truck operators. It aims to help operators and those they work with to stay safe while working with lift trucks. It covers operating, people, loads and slopes.

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L117 – Rider-operated lift trucks: Operator training and safe use (Revised)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

This revised edition of L117 is aimed at employers and those responsible for the safe operation of lift trucks, as well as those in control of worksites, the self-employed, managers and supervisors. It includes an outline of the main legal requirements relating to lift trucks; the Approved Code of Practice text and guidance on operator […]

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Scottish coal fined after driver injured

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Scottish Coal has been fined for safety failings after a delivery driver suffered severe crush injuries when a loading shovel reversed into his HGV trapping him between its tailgate and trailer.

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HSE hosts idea sharing event on occupational disease

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is bringing together a range of people to share their thoughts on how to make a bigger impact in tackling occupational disease.

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Company fined after worker severely injured at paper mill

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A paper manufacturer has been fined after a worker seriously injured his left arm when it became trapped in moving machinery.

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Hampshire engineering firm fined for safety failings

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Southampton engineering firm has been fined after an employee seriously injured his foot on a poorly-guarded aluminium casting machine.

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Bedford glazing company fined over workers’ injuries

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A double-glazing manufacturer based in Bedford has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered life-changing injuries when he and a colleague were hit by toppling sheets of glass.

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Case 145 – A hotel has stopped delivering room service meals to residents in the attached apartment block on the grounds of health and safety

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A resident in an apartment block attached to a hotel used to be able to order room service meals to his apartment. The hotel has said that it was no longer possible to offer this service because their external health and safety consultants have advised that food items may not be taken off the premises, […]

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Case 144 – A Chinese restaurant refuses to give customers finger bowls because of health and safety

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Chinese restaurant refused to provide a customer with a finger bowl giving health and safety as the reason.

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Case 143 – A sports centre with a swimming pool is insisting on plastic outer shoes being worn before customers enter the changing rooms

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A sports centre provide and insist that patrons visiting that wish to swim or take children to lessons, place plastic shoe covers over outside footwear before entering the changing room area.

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Case 142 – Large department store says customers cannot wear back packs in the store because of health and safety rules

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A husband and wife went into a very well known department store in London, and the wife was told she had to carry her back pack as it could be a danger to other shoppers, could be stolen from and was a requirement under “health and safety” rules.

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Case 141 – Country Club insists on coats being put in the cloakroom because of health and safety

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Whilst attending a music event at a Country Club, customers told they could not take coats into the venue, but had to put them in the cloakroom and pay cloakroom charges. They were told that this was due to “Health & Safety”.

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Case 140 – Risk Assessment needs to be completed for every task

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The enquirer has been told that he needs to carry out a risk assessment for every single task that anyone performs within the company.

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Worcestershire man prosecuted for illegal gas work

Monday, March 11, 2013

A Worcestershire man has been prosecuted for carrying out illegal and dangerous gas work which put lives at risk at a home in Worcester.

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South Lakeland farm owner sentenced over tractor death

Monday, March 11, 2013

The co-owner of a South Lakeland farm has been sentenced after an employee was found dead under the wheel of a tractor.

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H&S Toolbox – Working at height: practical measures to reduce the risk

Monday, March 11, 2013

Working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries – the health and safety toolbox shows how employers can take simple, practical measures to reduce the risk to workers.

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HSE appoints new chief inspector of construction

Friday, March 8, 2013

A new chief inspector of construction has been appointed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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Worker’s hand injury puts Leeds food company in court

Friday, March 8, 2013

A Leeds-based food company has been fined for safety failings after an agency worker had two fingers crushed by hydraulic rams in a sausage roll machine which had a broken guard.

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Landscape gardener crushed by ‘unsafe’ skip loader

Friday, March 8, 2013

A self-employed businessman has been given a suspended jail sentence for supplying unsafe construction equipment that led to the death of a father-of-six who was working on a garden in Reigate, Surrey.

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