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Narrow escape for teenage worker in four metre fall

Monday, April 14, 2014

A 16-year-old apprentice had a lucky escape from serious injury after falling four metres through a fragile rooflight at a farm in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, a court has heard.

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Cornwall Council and building company fined for worker’s injuries

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cornwall Council and the father and son partners of a local building company have been fined for breaking safety law after the son was seriously injured in a fall through a fragile roof.

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Proposals to amend PUWER ACOPs

Monday, March 31, 2014

This is a review of the approved codes of practice (ACOP) on the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) (L22); Safe Use of Power Presses (L112) and Safe Use of Woodworking Equipment (L114), with the aim of removing time-limited material and simplifying text. Consultation runs from 31 March to 23 May 2014.

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Proposals to replace Construction CDM Regs

Monday, March 31, 2014

Public consultation runs from 31 March to 6 June 2014 – have your say. Key changes include the replacement of the CDM co-ordinator role with a principal designer role within the project team and introducing a duty on information, instruction, training and supervision to replace the duty to assess competence.

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Consultation on replacement of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive has today opened a 10 week consultation on proposals to replace the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007).

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Furniture maker in court after trainee’s hand injury

Friday, March 28, 2014

An Essex furniture manufacturer has been fined after a teenage worker suffered severe hand injuries whilst using a panel saw unsupervised.

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Welwyn Garden City firm fined after worker’s injury

Friday, March 14, 2014

A Welwyn Garden City manufacturing firm has been prosecuted after an agency worker suffered a hand injury whilst clearing a blockage on a poorly-guarded palletiser machine.

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Landlord in court after office tenant fell through fire escape

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A landlord has been fined after a man suffered fractured vertebrae when he fell through a faulty fire escape to evade intruders.

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Free Mobile Working Seminar – Bradford, 4 March 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

This free Bradford Area Occupational Health and Safety Forum this seminar will examine the traditional risks of mobile working. Covering such areas as Health related implications, MSD issues and Ergonomic equipment plus talks by guest speakers.

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Cambridgeshire farming firm in court following wetland deaths

Friday, February 14, 2014

A Cambridgeshire farming partnership has been sentenced following the death of a student who was undertaking pest and predator control work at Kingfishers Bridge Wetland in Wicken.

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Beyond Safety Culture: Improving behaviours in your organisation – Aberdeen, 3 June 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

This seminar will equip you with an awareness of: Safety Climate Tool, how to incorporate it into a wider behavioural change programme, developing organisational and individual interventions, importance of leadership and worker engagement. Updated seminar date changed from 5 March, now taking place on Tuesday 3 June 2014.

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Metal firm owner sentenced for lead exposure failures

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The owner of a Nottinghamshire alloy firm has been sentenced for failing to protect workers from the risks of lead poisoning after three employees became seriously ill.

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HSE/DECC Offshore Directive Consultation Events – February and March 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

If you want to learn more about the approach to transition and to be actively involved in the implementation of the new offshore Directive, HSE and The Department of Energy and Climate Change are running two events for industry, workforce and other interested parties. Aberdeen 26 February and London 17 March 2014.

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Engaging Arboricultural Contractors Safety and Health Awareness Day – Stonleigh, 18 March 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

The programme (one full day), will comprise presentations and practical demonstrations covering a broad range of topics, including Health and Safety Regulations, training and certification and safe use of chainsaws during tree work.

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Consultation on proposal to extend head-protection exemption to turban-wearing Sikhs

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

HSE is proposing to make an amendment to extend the exemption in the Employment Act 1989, S11 so that turban wearing Sikhs in any industry will be exempt from the need to wear head-protection. Consultation began on 27 January 2014 and will end on 7 February 2014.

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Leeds firm in court after trainee’s electric shock

Friday, January 24, 2014

A Leeds firm has been fined for safety failings after a trainee technician needed skin grafts after receiving an electric shock while using unsafe testing equipment.

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Firm sentenced after teenage apprentice crushed to death

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Sunderland-based marine engineering firm has been sentenced for safety failings after a teenage apprentice was crushed and killed by a piece of machinery weighing almost a tonne.

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Health and safety law poster – reminder to display new version by April 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The new 2009 health and safety law poster replaces the version published in April 1999 and must be displayed from 5 April 2014. As well as a download, the new 2009 leaflet is also available as a pocket card and replaces the leaflet published in 1999.

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Carbon parts company fined over lorry driver’s death

Friday, January 17, 2014

A lorry driver was crushed and killed by heavy graphite parts after being allowed to unload his vehicle in a dangerous manner, a court has heard.

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Anonymised summary and analysis of feedback for HFO Consultative Document CD262

Friday, January 17, 2014

HSE held a six-week public consultation on the draft COMAH Regulations between September and October 2013. Feedback summary and analysis is now available.

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