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Business Minister announces easier procurement process

Monday, October 25, 2010

A simpler way of pre-qualifying for construction contracts was announced by Business Minister Mark Prisk on 18 October.

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Construction firms fined over Lancashire worker’s death

Monday, October 25, 2010

Two Lancashire companies have been sentenced following the death of a construction worker in Altham near Accrington.

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Double-award win for HSE’s ‘Make the promise’ agriculture campaign

Monday, October 25, 2010

An HSE campaign aimed at reducing the disproportionately high rate of death and injuries in agriculture has picked up two prizes at the PR Week Awards, considered to be the ‘Oscars’ of the PR world.

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Burnley firm sentenced after workers’ hearing put at risk

Friday, October 22, 2010

A Burnley manufacturing company has been sentenced after it ignored a formal warning about noise levels at its factory.

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Company fined for endangering workers

Friday, October 22, 2010

A pizza manufacturer in Hounslow has been prosecuted for endangering workers after ignoring calls to make safe an unprotected and dangerous first floor doorway.

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Illegal gas fitter sentenced to community service

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A self-employed plumber has been prosecuted for continuing to carry out illegal work on gas boilers in Luton despite orders to stop.

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HSE in Wales – attend an open board meeting in Cardiff

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The HSE open board meetings take place at various locations, throughout the year. This is your chance to see and hear what is going on at board level in HSE.

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Newport roadworks company fined over M4 death

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Newport traffic management company has been sentenced after an employee was struck and killed by a vehicle when working on the M4 near Cardiff.

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Do Your Bit with subsidised training from HSE

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

HSE is providing an opportunity to take part in a fully funded “joint” workshop for health and safety representatives and their managers.

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Myth of the month – office-based businesses need a health and safety consultant

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Myth: If you run an office-based business you need a health and safety consultant. The reality: You probably already deal with most business issues yourself and health and safety should be no different.

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COSHH eBulletin – subscribe for free news and information

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Receive the latest Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) news and information for free from HSE via a free regular email bulletin.

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Plumber endangered customers’ lives

Friday, October 15, 2010

A self-employed plumber has been prosecuted after carrying out illegal work on gas boilers that was so bad it put his customers’ lives at risk.

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Lord Young report

Friday, October 15, 2010

Lord Young has published his review of health and safety, Common Sense – Common Safety Commissioned by the Prime Minister, the report makes recommendations for improving the way health and safety is applied and tackling the compensation culture.

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Consultants register to improve safety advice

Friday, October 15, 2010

A new national register of occupational safety consultants will be set up to help employers access good quality, proportionate advice, HSE has confirmed.

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’20-minute’ risk assessment for low risk offices

Friday, October 15, 2010

A new online risk assessment will help cut back the time it takes to weigh up the hazards in offices to just 20 minutes.

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HSE welcomes Lord Young’s report on health and safety

Friday, October 15, 2010

HSE today warmly welcomed the publication of Lord Young’s report into health and safety.

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Worker’s friend injured helping out in workshop

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A family friend who offered to help out in a workshop in Batley was severely injured when her arm was dragged into a rotating machine tool.

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Company fined £12,000 after injuries to three workers

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Chichester rubber hose manufacturer has been fined £12,000 after three workers were injured on its premises over two months.

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Blackburn firm prosecuted after teenager seriously injured

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Lancashire plastics company has appeared in court after a teenage apprentice suffered serious injuries when his arm was dragged into a machine.

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Recycling firm prosecuted over Preston worker’s injuries

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A recycling company has appeared in court after one of its workers suffered broken ribs when he was forced onto a metal conveyor belt in Preston.

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