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Proposed RIDDOR changes explained

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Information has been published to help dutyholders familiarise themselves with proposed changes to the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries.

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Safety alert – electrical safety of inflatable blower fans

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Measures required to help maintain the electrical safety and integrity of mains voltage powered fan blowers (imported from China) which could be used in wet conditions for inflating play equipment or advertising inflatables.

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HSE publishes details of proposed RIDDOR changes

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published details of proposed changes that will simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Views sought on consolidated asbestos code of practice

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a consultation on changes to the content of an Asbestos-related Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) that will consolidate two existing documents.

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Firms fined after worker is left paralysed by roof fall

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A construction company and a roofing contractor have been fined after a worker was left paralysed from the waist down when he plunged four metres through a hole in a roof at a Swindon building site.

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Ledbury drinks maker and Hereford scaffolder fined for health and safety failings

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A drinks producer and a building services firm have been fined for safety failings at a Ledbury factory.

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Brewery fined after worker loses two fingers

Monday, July 8, 2013

A Dorset brewery has been prosecuted for safety breaches after an employee lost two fingers in unguarded machinery.

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Food firm’s failure highlights machinery dangers

Monday, July 8, 2013

A Hull bakery has been fined for safety breaches after a worker lost the tip of a finger while using a poorly-guarded machine.

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HSE announces new Director for Midlands , South West and Wales

Monday, July 8, 2013

Samantha Peace has been appointed as the new Divisional Director for HSE in the Midlands, South West and Wales, replacing Rosi Edwards who retired last month.

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Public consultation: asbestos Approved Code of Practice (ACOP)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Consultation seeks views on HSE’s proposed consolidated version of the Approved Code of Practice (L143) – Work with materials containing asbestos Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 incorporating the Approved Code of Practice (L127) – The management of asbestos in non-domestic premises. consultation ends 30 September 2013.

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Three firms sentenced after man killed by rocketing gas cylinder

Friday, July 5, 2013

Three South East firms have been ordered to pay a total of £685,787.31 in fines and costs for serious safety breaches after a plumber died and six other workers were seriously injured by a barrage of flying gas cylinders.

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Leeds engineering firm sentenced after death of worker

Friday, July 5, 2013

A specialist engineering company in Leeds has been ordered to pay £377,500 in fines and costs after protracted safety failings led to the death of a worker from fatal head injuries caused by a powered valve.

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Dorset contractor in court for neglecting safety risks

Thursday, July 4, 2013

An agricultural engineering contractor has been fined for exposing workers to serious risk after an employee fell four metres through the fragile roof of a farm building in Dorset.

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Workers exposed to asbestos during refurbishment work

Thursday, July 4, 2013

The owner of a cladding installation business has been fined after he exposed workers to a potentially fatal risk from airborne asbestos fibres at a house in Bedfordshire.

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Lamps containing krypton-85: Certificate of Exemption No 1 of 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

For functional reasons some types of lamps contain the radioactive gas krypton-85 (Kr-85). This guidance is aimed at employers involved in the handling, use, holding, storage, transport or disposal of these lamps in limited quantities.

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New figures show fall in fatal injuries to workers

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The number of workers killed in Britain last year has fallen, official statistics published today show. Provisional data released by HSE reveals that 148 workers were fatally injured between April 2012 and March 2013, compared with 172 in the previous year.

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Fatal injury statistics from RIDDOR – Full-year details for 2012/13

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The information in this document relates to the latest ‘full-year'; statistics on fatal injuries in the workplace, for 2012/13.

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Developer prosecuted after lorry hit power lines

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A Kettering developer has been fined after a tipper lorry hit overhead power lines, cutting the electricity supply to local homes.

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Southend hospital trust fined over fatal fall

Monday, July 1, 2013

Southend University Hospital NHS Trust has been prosecuted for serious safety breaches after a vulnerable patient fell from a third floor window to his death in July 2010.

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Vending machine firm fined after employee falls through roof

Monday, July 1, 2013

An employee at a vending machine supplier in Skelmersdale was lucky to escape with minor injuries after he fell through a fragile roof, a court has heard.

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