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Consultation – Proposals to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety law

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Public consultation; have your say by 31 August 2014. Plans to make self-employed people exempt from Section 3(2) HSWA – unless their work involves prescribed activities, listed in the consultation.

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Proposals to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety law

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is inviting views on the proposed definitions of those self-employed people who will continue to have duties under health and safety law.

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Suffolk firm in court after teenage worker’s arm crushed

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Suffolk horse bedding manufacturer and its managing director have been fined after a young employee’s arm was crushed when he was removing compacted dust from a baling machine.

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New figures show all time low in fatal injuries to workers

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New figures released today indicate the number of workers killed in Britain last year has fallen to the lowest annual rate on record.

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Firm fined after worker loses leg in scaffold fall

Monday, June 23, 2014

A worker who had no recognised training as a scaffolder had to have a lower leg amputated after he fell from unguarded scaffolding, a court has heard.

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Carlisle firm in court after trainee scaffolder injured in fall

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Carlisle scaffolding firm has been fined £15,000 after an employee was seriously injured when he fell more than six metres through a roof light.

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Public consultation – Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

This Consultative Document seeks views on the proposals from HSE to align domestic legislation with the EU direct acting Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP). This consultation began on 12 June and ends on 5 August 2014.

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Public consultation – Unloading petrol from road tankers

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

This consultation seeks views on proposed revisions to the DSEAR Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L133 – Unloading petrol from road tankers. The revised document aims to provide clarity on how dutyholders can comply with their responsibilities under DSEAR in relation to unloading petrol at filling stations. The consultation will end on 22 July 2014.

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Macclesfield firm in court over teenage apprentice’s injuries

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A fabric company in Macclesfield has been fined after a teenage apprentice suffered severe injuries when his left arm was dragged around a machine roller.

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Family farming business sentenced after worker injured in roof fall

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Perthshire farming business has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when he fell more than three metres through a roof light of a cattle barn.

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Construction firm prosecuted after apprentice’s fall

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Dutch building firm has been fined after an apprentice fractured his skull falling more than six metres from a scaffold during construction of the new West Bromwich Leisure Centre.

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Dock company in court after worker’s life-changing injuries

Friday, May 9, 2014

An Essex dock company has been fined for safety failings after a dock worker suffered severe leg injuries when an operation to unload a cargo container went wrong.

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Forklift operator in court after dangerous lift causes serious injury

Friday, May 9, 2014

A forklift truck operator has been prosecuted for safety failings after a teenager was seriously injured by a falling heater unit weighing almost half-a-tonne during a dangerous lifting operation in Kent.

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Public consultation – Control of Major Accident Hazards Regs 2015

Friday, May 2, 2014

HSE seeks views on proposed new regulations, titled ‘The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015’ to implement all but the land use planning aspects (to be implemented by DCLG) and Article 30, ‘Heavy Fuel Oils’ (implemented February 2014) of Council Directive 2012/18/EU (Seveso III Directive) on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances.

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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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