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Safety failings led to fractured skull for new worker

Monday, October 21, 2013

A Driffield roofing company has appeared in court for safety failings after a young worker suffered a fractured skull just weeks after being hired.

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Fruit company in court after three workers injured

Thursday, October 17, 2013

An Essex-based firm has been fined for repeated safety failings following three separate incidents in which workers were injured after becoming trapped in machinery.

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Chemical company fined after worker injured by fall

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Dumfries company has been fined for safety failings after a 70 year-old worker fell more than four metres from a ladder at the firm’s animal-rendering plant in Motherwell.

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Firm fined after 200 put at asbestos risk

Monday, October 14, 2013

A North East glass firm has been fined after potentially exposing nearly 200 workers and visitors to dangerous asbestos fibres at its Consett premises.

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Air conditioning firm fined after apprentice falls through ceiling

Monday, October 14, 2013

An air conditioning company has been fined after an apprentice engineer broke his arm when he fell three metres through a fragile plasterboard ceiling.

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Revised young people guidance

Monday, October 14, 2013

HSE has published revised young people guidance. This includes a section with particular focus on work experience and will help organisers and employers to put in place simple and straightforward processes for arranging and managing placements. Investing time now will help to save wasting time on unnecessary paperwork.

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3M Hearing Seminar 2013 – Manchester, 26 November 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

This one day, free event is a forum to learn and discover about the latest topics surrounding hearing protection in the work place.  You can expect to take away practical advice and best practice ideas to implement in your own place of work.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Free farm safety event

Monday, September 30, 2013

North East farmers and agricultural workers are being encouraged to attend a free event next week to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

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Machine safety – food for thought after worker loses finger tips

Monday, September 30, 2013

An East London firm that makes convenience food has been fined for safety failings after an agency worker lost the tips from four fingers as he tried to unblock a dicing machine.

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Violence, harassment and lone workers in your workplace – Free event 23 October 2013, Harrogate

Monday, September 30, 2013

This free event organised by ‘The Harrogate & District Health and Safety Forum’, will aim to help you identify, manage, develop policies and will give practical advice on the topic. It supports one of HSE’ s key priority areas.

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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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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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Builder pays price for unsafe work

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The owner of a Leeds building firm has appeared in court after two workers were injured, one seriously, when they fell from a mezzanine floor they were dismantling.

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Proposed Eighth Amendment to Annex I of Regulation (EC) No. 689/2008

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive is seeking views on a proposal from the European Commission to amend Annex I of the Export and Import of Dangerous Chemicals Regulation (EC) 689/2008, which is commonly known as the EU Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation.

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Public consultation – changes to COMAH

Friday, September 6, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive is proposing to amend the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999 (COMAH) to implement Article 30 of Council Directive 2012/18/EU to categorise heavy fuel oils (HFO) as ‘petroleum products’. This consultation began on 05 September and will end on 18 October 2013.

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Directors prosecuted for worker death failings

Monday, September 2, 2013

The co-directors of a former London scaffolding firm have been prosecuted after a trainee worker fell to his death from a poorly constructed scaffold in Westminster.

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Beyond Safety Culture: Improving behaviours in your organisation – Edinburgh, 1 October 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013

The seminar is delivered by highly experienced psychologists and human factors specialists, will equip you with an awareness of: Safety Climate Tool, interpreting the results, incorporating it into wider behavioural change programme, importance of leadership and worker engagement.

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Kent firm fined after young apprentice’s electric shock

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Dartford-based engineering firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after a teenage apprentice fell from a ladder as he received an electric shock from badly wired equipment.

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Company fined after worker’s arm trapped in machine

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A Suffolk firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered serious injuries to his arm when it became trapped in unguarded machinery.

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