HSE Chair Judith Hackitt discusses the confusion that exists over what health and safety actually stands for
An East Yorkshire farm owner has been fined for a serious breach of safety law after a 20-year-old worker suffered severe injuries when he fell 4.5 metres through a roof light.
Can a person be left alone at their place of work? There are no absolute restrictions on working alone; it will depend on the findings of a risk assessment.
Swindon Commercial Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Swindon Borough Council, has been fined after an agency employee received an electric shock whilst securing fencing at a play area.
A Teesside council has been fined for putting workers at risk of exposure to asbestos during clearance work of premises in Stockton prior to demolition.
Every time you use a ladder you should do a pre-use check beforehand to make sure that it is safe for use. The benefit of conducting daily pre-use checks is that they provide the opportunity to pick up any immediate/serious defects before they cause an accident.
Two construction companies have been fined a total of £301,000 after a worker fell 22 metres to his death in Manchester.
Two companies have been fined for safety failings after an employee lost three fingers and part of his thumb.
A demolition boss has been prosecuted after a worker was left paralysed following a fall from the roof of a Sunderland pub.
CD232: Proposals to replace the existing Application outside Great Britain Order 2001 – Consultation ends 4 July 2012
This Consultation Document seeks views on the proposal to replace the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Application outside Great Britain) Order 2001 with a new 2013 Order. This will ensure that all workers offshore are adequately protected by law and HSE maintains its authority to regulate offshore. Responses are invited, to be [...]
A night shift cleaner got caught-up in the unguarded machinery of a moving conveyor belt at a Cornish bakery and had to be released by co-workers.
HSE proposes to introduce a fee for intervention cost recovery scheme with effect from 1 October 2012, subject to Parliamentary approval of the proposed Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012.
Case 39 – Enquirer informed that he requires public liability insurance for putting veranda on caravan
An enquirer had been informed by someone at a caravan park site office that, under health and safety legislation, he requires public liability insurance in case he injures himself while putting a veranda on his own caravan.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today confirmed that its cost recovery scheme, Fee for Intervention (FFI), will start on 1 October 2012 subject to Parliamentary approval.
The HSE Annual Report and Accounts 2011/12 has been published, it summarises HSE’s performance during 2011/12.
GKN Aerospace Services Ltd and Lybrook Constructors Ltd, trading as DL Group, have been prosecuted after construction workers were exposed to asbestos at GKN’s premises in Yeovil.
A Derbyshire window manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s arm was dragged into a poorly guarded machine.
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A company installing fans on the roof of a South Wales crematorium endangered workers and members of the public with a haphazard approach to safety.
An Edgware contractor has been fined after the routine inspection of a construction site discovered dangerous working conditions.