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Construction company sentenced

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A London based construction company has been fined for safety failings. 

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Health and safety scientists given centre stage

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

At the heart of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) there is a breadth of experience and extensive expertise in science and engineering that is working to help predict the safety and health challenges of the future.

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Case 394 – Swimming pool tumble turn ban

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Freestyle lane tumble turns have been banned from a council run swimming pool for health and safety reasons.

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Hand entrapment to worker at food manufacturing company

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A food manufacturing firm was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered partial de-gloving of his hand.

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Man sentenced after worker is fatally crushed in a trench

Monday, April 11, 2016

A self-employed contractor has been fined after an employee was killed when the trench he was working in collapsed on him.

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Demolition contractor sentenced over multiple safety failings

Monday, April 11, 2016

A Hertfordshire based contractor has been found guilty for a series of safety failings across two separate sites.

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EEF: Health, safety, climate and environment (HSCE) briefings – various locations, May 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016

A half-day seminar that helps health, safety and environmental co-ordinators, managers and directors keep their business compliant and up to date with the latest trends and key issues across health, safety and environment. Dates available from 10 May through to 26 May 2016, 9:00 – 12:30 – find an event near you!

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Plymouth plumber puts lives at risk with false gas safety checks

Friday, April 8, 2016

A plumber arranged for fraudulent gas safety checks at landlords’ tenanted properties leaving a gas boiler in a dangerous state and putting the lives of the tenants at risk.

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Diving contractor fined for safety failings

Friday, April 8, 2016

A diving contractor from Johnstone, Renfrewshire, has been fined for safety failings in operations for shellfish diving.

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Plymouth landlord fined for endangering tenants

Friday, April 8, 2016

The landlord of a property in Plymouth risked the lives of his tenants through a dangerous gas boiler installed in the flat.

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Case 393 – Library restricts the charging of laptops on health and safety grounds

Friday, April 8, 2016

A council run library will not permit users to plug laptop cables into electrical sockets because they perceive this practice to be a trip hazard, coupled with the potential risk faulty charger plugs may present.

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Company fined after worker falls through skylight

Friday, April 8, 2016

A roofing company from Worcester has been fined after an employee fell through a skylight.

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Worker suffers chemical burns at electropolishing company

Thursday, April 7, 2016

An electropolishing company based in Hampshire has been fined after a worker suffered chemical burns.

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South Devon plumber left illegal gas work in a dangerous state

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

An unregistered gas fitter has been sentenced for illegally installing a gas boiler and undertaking landlord’s gas safety checks at a tenanted property. The boiler he installed was later classed as dangerous.

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Company fined for safety failings

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A metalwork casting and machining company has been fined for unsafe work practices after an employee almost fell through a fragile roof.

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Plumber sentenced for not being Gas Safe Registered

Monday, April 4, 2016

A plumber in Essex has been sentenced to a community order after installing gas boilers while not being Gas Safe registered.

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Sentence after worker injured at prison

Friday, April 1, 2016

Four different duty holders have been fined after a worker was injured while replacing a window at Leeds prison.

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Roofer fined for safety failings

Friday, April 1, 2016

A roofer based in Berkshire has been fined after disturbing and removing asbestos without a licence.

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Dame Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Lots of visits but not the end of the journey….

Thursday, March 31, 2016

It’s been a hectic few weeks at the end of a most enjoyable and challenging eight and a half years as Chair of HSE.

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Worker falls down service shaft

Thursday, March 31, 2016

A company in Derbyshire has been fined after a worker fell thirteen metres down a service riser shaft.

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