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Steel firm fined after teenage apprentice broke his leg

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Site Hire Services Ltd of Tunstall, Stoke on Trent was fined for safety failings after a worker broke his leg. 

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Safety failings land firm in court

Friday, June 12, 2015

A metal processing company has been fined for safety failings which exposed a worker to a serious risk of injury from a fall.

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Company fined after 16 year-old injured by machinery

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A Maidstone company specialising in supplying agricultural machinery and motor vehicles has been fined after a teenager on paid work experience nearly lost the tips of his fingers in unguarded machinery.

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Timber manufacturer fined after apprentice suffers severe hand injuries

Monday, June 1, 2015

A timber mouldings manufacturer in Rochdale has been fined after a young apprentice lost two fingers of his right hand while working on machinery.

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Businessman jailed after Lithuanian worker killed after fall from roof at Blackburn mill

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A business man in charge of converting an old mill has been jailed, and his father, the owner of the building, given a suspended jail sentence following an incident in which a Lithuanian worker died in a fall.

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Bedford company fined after teenage trainee engineer lost his life

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Grundfos Pumps Limited, Leighton Buzzard, Bedford, pleaded guilty to safety failings after a trainee design engineer lost his life.

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Disability site updated

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

This updated website will help those employing disabled people to understand their health and safety responsibilities.

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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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Firm in court after man died in roof fall

Thursday, February 19, 2015

An Aberdeenshire business has been fined for serious safety failings after a man died when he fell more than five metres through a fragile roof.

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Directors fined after young worker crushed by dumper

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A 20-year-old man died on his first day at work for a new company when the four-tonne dumper he was driving toppled over a bank and crushed him.

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Recycling firm sentenced over forklift death

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A recycling company has been fined £180,000 after a worker was killed on his first day at work when the forklift truck he was driving overturned.

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Firm fined after apprentice hit by pressurised hose

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

An Aberdeenshire firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after a young apprentice was injured when he was struck on the back by a pressurised hose.

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Laundry fined after teen worker was trapped in machine

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Shropshire laundry company has been prosecuted for serious safety breaches after a teenage worker suffered severe injuries when he became trapped in machinery.

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Employer sentenced after elderly worker crushed to death

Monday, November 3, 2014

A Kilmarnock employer has been fined for safety failings after a worker was crushed to death when a heavy gate came off its hinges and fell onto him.

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Bedfordshire vets in court after workers exposed to harmful drugs

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Bedfordshire veterinary firm has been fined after workers were potentially exposed to harmful substances found in animal chemotherapy drugs prepared at the veterinary practice over a four year period. 

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Building firm pays price for teenager’s loft fall

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A 17-year-old labourer from south-west London had a narrow escape after surviving a four-metre fall through a hole in a loft with only cuts and bruises.

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Proposals to amend safety of pressure systems ACOP

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Public consultation runs from 1 September to 13 October 2014 – have your say on the revised version of the ACOP relating to the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 – L122 (PSSR ACOP). The consultation asks specific questions on the new format of the ACOP.

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Public consultation on revised lifting equipment ACOP

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The proposed amends will make the understanding and use of the document easier, particularly with clarifying which equipment is subject to the provisions of the regulations and the role of the competent person. Have your say – consultation runs from 20 August to 14 October 2014.

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Proposals to amend confined spaces ACOP

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Public consultation runs from 20 August to 30 September 2014 – have your say on the revised version of the ACOP relating to the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997. The amends proposed will make the use of the document easier, particularly with clarifying the definition of a confined space.

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Have your say – brief questionnaire on RPE website and tools

Friday, August 15, 2014

Complete our short questionnaire and help us evaluate how well HSE respiratory protective equipment (RPE) tools and information is helping reduce ill health. The closing date for responses is 11 September 2014.

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