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Company fined after worker dies following crush injury

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

A textile company was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker died from crush injuries.

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Company fined after worker suffers spinal injuries

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

A roofing company has been fined after roof work at height was undertaken unsafely.

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Company fined after worker suffers spinal injuries

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

A roofing company has been fined after roof work at height was undertaken unsafely.

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9.5k fine for duo following fatal incident

Friday, May 11, 2018

The partners of a Suffolk based farm have been sentenced after a haulage contractor was killed by an overhead power line strike.

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Company fined after death of worker

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

A Somerset pre-cast concrete products manufacturing company has been fined after a 43-year-old man was fatally injured when trapped by machinery.

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Diving Information Sheets (DVIS) revised

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

DVIS Number 5, 7, 9, have been significantly updated in consultation with industry.  DVIS 12, 13, 14, incorporate minor updates to align with the current version of the ACoPs.

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£40k fine after two employees injured in fire at adhesive manufacturer

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A Manchester adhesive manufacturer has appeared in court after two employees were injured in a major fire which stopped production at the site for five months.

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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust fined after deaths of two patients

Monday, March 26, 2018

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has been fined £2m after a series of management failings led to the deaths of two vulnerable patients at different facilities owned by the Trust.

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Company fined after apprentice suffers fractured skull at commercial vehicle maintenance company

Friday, March 23, 2018

A Birmingham based motor vehicle company has been fined after an apprentice suffered head injuries whilst undertaking maintenance work on a commercial vehicle.

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Company fined after multiple safety failings

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Quainton Logistics & Storage Ltd has today been fined after both putting workers at risk and allowing conditions on site to fall well below the expected standard.

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HSE urges employers to think again before investing in off-the-shelf manual handling training

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Off-the-shelf manual handling training should become a thing of the past, according to new advice released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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Help GB Work Well case study highlights ISTR’s new research for working with arthropods

Friday, March 16, 2018

As we near the end of British Science Week, we’re sharing how the Institute of Safety in Technology and Research’s (ISTR) commitment to managing risk and keeping pace with change as part of their contribution to Help GB Work Well, has led to the delivery of internationally-significant research.

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British Science Week: HSE launches its annual Science Review 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Marking British Science Week, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today launched its Annual Science Review with a focus on its work in supporting a sustainable energy sector in the UK.

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Help GB Work Well case study highlights science and innovation in health and safety.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

During national science week, HSE want to share a case study about how Crossrail’s commitment to its workforce uses a science and innovation approach to provide a safe and healthy working environment for drill operatives.

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Construction worker suffers fracture to his back after a fall from height

Monday, October 9, 2017

Dufell Roofing Company Ltd, a Darlington based roofing company was sentenced today after an employee suffered a fracture to his back requiring surgery.

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Road haulage company fined after worker killed

Thursday, October 5, 2017

An Essex-based road haulage firm has been fined after an employee was crushed between two articulated vehicles and subsequently died from his injuries.

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Pembrokeshire businesses benefit from PEEP

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Pembrokeshire healthcare businesses enjoyed a free training session to help them understand and manage workplace health, safety and wellbeing for workers.

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Bridgend businesses benefit from BEEP

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Local businesses enjoyed a free business forum to help them understand and manage workplace health, safety and wellbeing for workers.

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Updated online Asbestos Essentials for Non-Licensed work with asbestos

Monday, September 18, 2017

Asbestos Essentials online task sheets provide information for those in the building maintenance and allied trades on safe work with asbestos.  The suite of free-to-download HSE Asbestos Essentials task sheets has been reviewed and updated.  There is more emphasis on the importance of appropriate information, instruction and training. The sheets now indicate whether specific tasks […]

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Case 411 – Safety pins on swimming pool locker keys

Friday, September 15, 2017

A swimming pool operator has removed safety pins from their locker keys on H&S grounds

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