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Port operator fined after worker injured by capstan

Thursday, January 21, 2016

An Essex maritime terminal worker suffered serious injury after his arm became wrapped around a powered capstan, while mooring an ocean-going vessel.

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Council sentenced after legionella death at care home

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Reading Borough Council (RBC) has been fined following the death of a pensioner who died from exposure to legionella.

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Firm fined after operator injured rethreading shrink wrap machine

Thursday, January 21, 2016

A company who produce household cleaning products have been fined after an employee suffered serious burns when rethreading a shrink wrap machine.

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Carriage of Dangerous Goods Prohibition Notices – September 2015

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Carriage of Dangerous Goods, prohibition notices issued by Police or Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) or Department for Transport for September 2015.

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Cardiff welcomes health and safety system strategy roadshow

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Welsh business leaders and supporting organisations are meeting today in Cardiff to discuss the development of Britain’s new strategy for workplace health and safety. 

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Farm company fined after worker electrocuted

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A farming company in Cornwall has been fined £75,000 after a worker was electrocuted.

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Key speakers announced for new hearing conference

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

HSE’s Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) has announced the keynote speakers who will speak at ListenUP! – the first European Hearing Conservation Conference.

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Fruit farm fined for safety failings at farm

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A Kent based fruit farm has been fined for safety failings after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), visited the site following a RIDDOR reportable incident.

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Scottish business leaders turn out as Glasgow kicks off ‘working well’ roadshow

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

There was a huge turnout at a Glasgow hotel on Monday as Scottish business leaders, worker representatives and regulators met to discuss the how to help more people come home safe and well from their jobs. 

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L154 – The Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc) Regulations 2015: Guidance on Regulations

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

This guidance is for anyone who has duties under the Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc) Regulations 2015 (SCR 2015), for example licensees, production installation operators, non-production installation owners and well operators. It provides advice and explains the regulatory requirements to those who may be affected by SCR 2015.

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Firm sentenced after worker loses hand in machine

Monday, January 18, 2016

A Manchester waste plastic recycling firm has been fined after an employee’s hand was severed when dragged into a granulator machine.

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CD278 – Consultation on the revision of the Freight Containers Regulations 1984

Monday, January 18, 2016

This document sets out proposals to amend the Freight Containers (Safety Convention) Regulations 1984 to give effect to amendments made to the International Convention for Safe Containers 1972. In the main, the amendments introduce significant physical changes to the Safety Approval Plates on freight containers and additional safety tests. Consultation closes on 26 February 2016.

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Worker seriously injured in silo incident

Monday, January 18, 2016

A wheat and barley blending plant has been fined after a worker was seriously injured whilst unblocking wheat in a silo.

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Glasgow hosts first event on the health and safety system strategy for Great Britain roadshow

Monday, January 18, 2016

Leaders of Scottish business and supporting organisations are meeting today in Glasgow to discuss the development of Britain’s new strategy for workplace health and safety. 

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NHS prosecuted after pensioner killed in mobility scooter plunge

Friday, January 15, 2016

The NHS Litigation Authority has been prosecuted after an 82 year old man fell 12 feet to his death from an elevated walkway outside a health centre.

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Case 388 – Refuse collectors Christmas hat ban

Friday, January 15, 2016

Refuse collection workers in Colchester were banned from wearing Christmas hats or anything Christmassy on the grounds of health and safety.

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School fined after pupil paralysed when swing collapsed

Friday, January 15, 2016

A Hertfordshire school has been fined for safety failings after a pupil suffered permanent paralysis when a swing collapsed.

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Firms fined after two employees were injured in cold store collapse

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Two companies were fined for safety failings that led to two workers being seriously injured at a construction site when a cold store collapsed under them.

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Firm fined after worker suffered cement burns on first day of work

Thursday, January 14, 2016

A building products manufacturer was fined after a worker suffered serious cement burns on his first day of work.

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Three companies fined after construction worker seriously injured in fall from height

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Three companies have been fined a total of £90,000 after a worker was seriously injured when he fell nearly six metres from a platform with unguarded rails.

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