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Tradesman jailed for illegal Milton Keynes gas work

Friday, July 19, 2013

A Buckinghamshire tradesman has been jailed for nine months for illegally carrying out sub-standard gas work at a Milton Keynes home.

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Company and director fined for Baglan site failings

Friday, July 19, 2013

A Lancashire housebuilder and its sole director have been fined for safety failings following two serious incidents at a new-build development in South Wales.

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Manufacturer fined after worker’s hand trapped in machine

Friday, July 19, 2013

A Stirling insulation manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered injuries to his hand and arm when it became trapped in an unguarded part of a machine.

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Firm in court for Somerset worker’s life-threatening injury

Friday, July 19, 2013

A Somerset drinks company has been fined for safety breaches after an employee severed an artery in an unguarded machine on a bottling production line and needed life-saving surgery.

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Notification of dangerous substances and ammonium nitrate on farms – additional information on what you need to do

Friday, July 19, 2013

There are legal requirements relating to notification and marking of sites that store certain amounts of dangerous substances or relevant ammonium nitrate mixtures. This additional guidance helps you identify dangerous substances and tells you what action you need to take.

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Waste13 – Designing and operating material recovery facilities (MRFs) safely

Friday, July 19, 2013

This revised guidance, produced by the Health and Safety Executive in consultation with Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH), highlights the main health and safety issues to consider when designing, installing, making alterations to, or operating an MRF.

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Specialist engineer and scientist jobs in HSE

Friday, July 19, 2013

HSE has a number of job opportunities for specialist engineers to advise and regulate health and safety within the high hazard industry. We offer a real opportunity to influence and improve safety across a wide range of activities both on and offshore.

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Leisure centre operator sentenced after child drowning

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The operator of an Essex leisure centre has been ordered to pay more than £190,000 in fines and costs after a seven year-old girl drowned in a swimming pool.

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Skip company fined for storage failings

Thursday, July 18, 2013

A London skip company has been fined for dangerous working practices and other failings arising from its storage of skips at a Park Royal goods yard.

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Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) – new training events

Thursday, July 18, 2013

New LEV events, taking place at various locations throughout October, November and December 2013 and January 2014, have been added to the diary. Book your place now.

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CIS36: Construction dust – revised information sheet

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Regularly breathing in construction dust over a long period of time can cause life-changing lung diseases. This sheet tells employers what they need to know to prevent or adequately control construction dust risks. It also provides advice for safety representatives and workers.

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Appointed Doctor eBulletin – July 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The sixth edition of the eBulletin for Appointed Doctors has now been added to the HSE website. It contains items on radiosensitivity, workplace visits, Appointed Doctor training and recording information on MS21 forms for self-employed workers.

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56th NW Safety Conference and Exhibition – Barton 18 September 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

56th North West Safety Conference and Exhibition ‘Live and Not Die’ – Towards a Healthier Working Environment. Subjects covered will be Health Surveillance, Skin, Breathing, Musculoskeletal issues, a General Physicians aspect and Legal Issues. Barton Nr.Preston, 18 September 2013

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Additional Farm SHAD – Carlisle 10 October 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A further Farm Safety and Health Awareness Day has been added to the ‘Farm SHAD diary’ for October. Event takes place at Carlisle United FC, Brunton Park on 10 October 2013.

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New man at the top for HSE in Yorkshire and the Humber

Monday, July 15, 2013

Barnsley man John Rowe has been appointed as Head of Operations for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in Yorkshire and the Humber.

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Police force and firearm officer fined over PC death

Friday, July 12, 2013

A police force and one of its officers have been fined for health and safety failings that led to a constable being shot dead.

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Protecting children on farms

Friday, July 12, 2013

HSE has published revised and improved guidance aimed at reducing child deaths on farms and providing essential information on keeping children safe. The leaflet, INDG 472, contains practical advice and guidance on how to comply with the law.

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Employee suffers debilitating injuries at Ebbw Vale recycling plant

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Two businesses have been prosecuted for safety failings after an employee’s hand was caught in a saw, resulting in debilitating injuries.

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Safety warning after ten-year-old spotted on scaffolding

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Construction workers are being urged not to take their children onto building sites during the school holidays after a ten-year-old boy was spotted on scaffolding in Merseyside.

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Council fined after worker seriously injured in roof fall

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A local authority has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he fell through a garage roof light at a council depot.

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