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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Learning lessons

Friday, September 27, 2013

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt discusses how the chemical engineering sector can give schools a valuable lesson in what health and safety is about.

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HSG107: Maintaining portable electrical equipment (third edition)

Friday, September 27, 2013

This revised guidance is for managers, electricians, technicians and users and gives sensible advice on maintaining portable electrical equipment to prevent danger. The table of suggested frequencies has been updated as well as guidance to clarify what the legal requirement for maintenance of portable electrical equipment means in practice.

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Developer and sign company fined for advertising sign collapse

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A prominent London developer and a Middlesex sign company have been ordered to pay over half a million pounds in fines and costs for safety failings after a pedestrian sustained a permanent brain injury when parts of a decaying advertising sign fell onto her head.

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Workers’ falls land building company in court

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Leicestershire building company has been fined after two workers fell four metres from an insecure platform balanced on the raised forks of a telehandler.

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Company fined after toppling trolley severs worker’s fingers

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A food manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after a customised rack toppled over and sliced through a worker’s hand.

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RR988 – Ventilation of enclosures for removal of asbestos containing materials

Thursday, September 26, 2013

When removal of high-risk asbestos-containing materials takes place, the work should be carried out inside a specially constructed ventilated enclosure to prevent the spread of asbestos outside the work area. The aim of this research project was to investigate the factors that affect the containment potential of temporary ventilated enclosures.

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Waste recycling firm sentenced over young worker’s death

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A Bridgend recycling firm has been ordered to pay £250,000 in fines and £53,100 in costs after a 21 year-old worker was crushed to death when he was struck by a skip lorry on a weighbridge he was cleaning.

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Plant hire company fined after excavator crushed worker

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A Nottingham plant hire company has been fined after a worker was crushed by a two-and-half tonne excavator during an unsafe cleaning operation.

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Leading building supplier in court after worker’s hand injury

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A building product supplier has been fined after an employee severed three fingers in an inadequately guarded dust extraction machine.

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City council fined after teenager suffers electric shock at skate park

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Newport City Council has been sentenced for safety failings after a teenager had to have a finger amputated following an electric shock at a skate park.

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Firm fined for Leicester Square cable strike

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The principal contractor for a major project to renovate the public areas of Leicester Square has been fined for safety failings after a worker was caught in an explosion after striking a concealed live electricity cable.

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Safer sites initiative 2013 – image gallery 2

Monday, September 23, 2013

The ‘Safer sites’ construction initiative is about to enter its final week, check out our image gallery of good and bad practice.

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Pharmaceutical company fined £100,000 after man sprayed by toxic chemical

Friday, September 20, 2013

A North East pharmaceutical company has been fined for a serious safety breach which left a worker fighting for his life in hospital.

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Runcorn boat manufacturer in court after employee crushed

Friday, September 20, 2013

A Runcorn-based boat manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s head was crushed against the top of a lorry container.

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Offshore events – Aberdeen 9 October 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

Steve Walker HSE Energy Division Will be speaking at an IChemE/IOSH/SaRS (Safety & Reliability Society) joint technical event in Aberdeen on 9 October on the ‘Implications arising from Piper Alpha 25 years on, and current offshore challenges’.

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South Devon property maintenance man forged gas records

Friday, September 20, 2013

A man who ran a property maintenance business has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to carry out community work for forging the details of a Gas Safe registered engineer and carrying out illegal gas safety checks.

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Firm fined after worker falls eleven feet through roof

Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Walsall maintenance firm has been fined after an employee was seriously injured when he fell 11 feet through a fragile roof during poorly-managed roof work in Nottingham.

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Cumbrian window firm fined over severed fingers

Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Cumbrian manufacturer of wooden doors and window frames has been fined for safety failings after an employee’s fingers were severed by a rotating saw.

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Shoddy gas work put lives at risk at Newton Abbot home

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Three gas engineers failed to spot and rectify serious gas safety failings at a rented Devon home – putting a family at risk of death, injury or ill health from carbon monoxide poisoning, a court has heard.

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Fines imposed for asbestos exposure at former factory in Poole

Thursday, September 19, 2013

A company in Poole has been fined for safety breaches after exposing workers to potentially fatal asbestos at a disused tile factory in the town.

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