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Category: Migrant workers

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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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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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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Kent building firm fined for worker fall

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A Kent building maintenance company has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered life-changing injuries when he fell through a fragile garage roof at a site in Bexley.

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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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Farming company fined after worker severely injured

Friday, March 1, 2013

A Dunblane farming company has been fined after a worker was left permanently scarred from severe injuries to her leg and ankle when they were caught in an unguarded conveyor system.

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Company fined for worker fall during gym refurb

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Kent renovation company has been fined for safety failings after an unsupervised labourer fell more than four metres from a poorly constructed scaffold tower whilst stripping out a basement gym in central London.

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Concrete firm in court after worker hit by forklift

Friday, November 16, 2012

A Shropshire concrete firm has been prosecuted after a worker suffered serious leg injuries when he was hit by a forklift truck.

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Recycling company fined after injury on Croydon site

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A recycling company has been ordered to pay a £20,000 fine by the end of the week for safety failings on a waste transfer site in Croydon after an overseas student on shift work fell four metres through a chute.

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Frequently asked questions – RIDDOR, PPE, temperature at work…

Friday, March 9, 2012

This page provides answers to HSE’s commonly asked questions about health and safety,covering such topics as Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR), Personal protective equipment, temperature at work…

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Working in Britain – Advice for overseas workers

Monday, November 28, 2011

All workers get the same protection under British health and safety law whether they are working here legally or not. Find information on health and safety including your basic rights and conditions of work.

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Health and safety made simple – Provide the right workplace facilities

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

You must protect the safety and health of everyone in your workplace, including people with disabilities, and provide welfare facilities for your employees.

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Construction: Protecting the public – What you need to do

Monday, August 8, 2011

The law says you must conduct your business without putting members of the public at risk. This includes the public and other workers who may be affected by your work.

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New to the job – Six steps to protect new starters

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Workers are as likely to have an accident in the first six months at a workplace than during the whole of the rest of their working life. The extra risk arises due to: lack of experience; lack of familiarity; reluctance to raise concerns; and eagerness to impress.

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New to the job – Six steps to protect new starters

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Workers are as likely to have an accident in the first six months at a workplace the extra risk arises due to: lack of experience working in a new industry or workplace; lack of familiarity with the job and the work environment; reluctance to raise concerns (or not knowing how to); and eagerness to impress […]

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A quick guide to health and safety in ports

Friday, January 14, 2011

Ports are often challenging places to work. You may be dealing with a whole range of cargoes and working alongside a wide variety of people, including some who don’t speak English. 

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Polish worker dies in ladder fall

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Dutch fumigation company Bergwerff Numansdrop BV, operating in Suffolk, has been fined £60,000 with £21,709

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Your health, your safety: A guide for workers

Friday, November 19, 2010

“Your health, your safety: A guide for workers” sets out workers rights, what workers should expect from their employers, where to go for help.

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HSE Publications translated – information and advice in world languages

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

HSE welcomes people of all nationalities and ethnic backgrounds to its web site. If you are looking for information, help or guidance a number of publications have been translated into languages other than English.

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Construction leaflets in multiple languages

Friday, June 4, 2010

All construction workers have a right to work on sites where they do not get hurt or ill through work. This website will help overseas construction worker

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