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L64 – Safety signs and signals: Guidance on Regulations (3rd edition)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

This guidance is for employers, dutyholders and others who have responsibility for the control of workplaces, sites and premises. It is also for those operating equipment that requires verbal and/or non-verbal communications.

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Statement – HSE’s investigation into the incident at Alton Towers

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Statement from Neil Craig, head of operations for HSE in the Midlands.

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L111 – The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015: Guidance on Regulations

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

This guidance is for anyone who has duties under the COMAH Regulations 2015, particularly operators of establishments, and also others such as local authorities and emergency planners. Although many duties will be familiar from the 1999 Regulations, the 2015 Regulations contain some new or changed duties.

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Serious incident at Alton Towers

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Health and Safety Executive is currently responding to an incident at Alton Towers theme park in Staffordshire this afternoon, in which four teenagers have been seriously injured.

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Firm in court after two workers severely injured in roof fall

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A Lichfield-based firm carrying out work in Perth has been fined for serious safety failings after two workers fell over four metres when a vehicle spray booth they were constructing collapsed.

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Company fined after 16 year-old injured by machinery

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A Maidstone company specialising in supplying agricultural machinery and motor vehicles has been fined after a teenager on paid work experience nearly lost the tips of his fingers in unguarded machinery.

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Safe Driver, Safe Vehicle, Safe Site – Harrogate, 24 June 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Help prevent accidents, assess and manage vehicle and driver safety – wherever you work. This free event, organised by the Harrogate & District Health and Safety Forum, is for any business that uses vehicles, on-site or on the public highway, for work.

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South Yorkshire recycling firm prosecuted over young worker’s injury

Monday, June 1, 2015

A Rotherham recycling firm has been sentenced over serious safety dangers on a conveyor after a 25-year-old worker had his arm broken in three places when it was drawn into unguarded machinery.

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New COSHH essentials e-tool launched

Monday, June 1, 2015

A new and improved COSHH e-tool has been launched. Enhancements include the incorporation of Hazard (H) statements to comply with CLP Regulations in line with the Global Harmonisation System (GHS) of classification and labelling.

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Timber manufacturer fined after apprentice suffers severe hand injuries

Monday, June 1, 2015

A timber mouldings manufacturer in Rochdale has been fined after a young apprentice lost two fingers of his right hand while working on machinery.

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ISTR: Safe to Buy, Safe to Make, Safe to Use – Liverpool, 1 July 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015

The equipment used by scientists in our institutions may be purchased new or quite often modified or even built from scratch. BUT is it safe? Institute of Safety in Technology and Research AGM and Summer Symposium.

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Case 367 – Lady refused glass of water after fainting

Friday, May 29, 2015

A lady fainted whilst in a shop. She asked the shop staff for a drink of water but they told her this was not possible due to health and safety rules.

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Dangerous work at height leads to fine

Friday, May 29, 2015

A property company has been fined after workers were found working dangerously at height while demolishing buildings in Lancashire.

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London council in court after decade of ignoring asbestos risks

Friday, May 29, 2015

Waltham Forest borough council has been fined after it exposed members of staff and visiting contractors to the potentially lethal dangers of asbestos, which it knew to be present in the Town Hall basement.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – The challenges of getting the workplace health agenda right

Friday, May 29, 2015

We need to ensure that we tackle the right issues and in the right way.

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Quarrying company fined for ignoring advice

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Mold-based quarry firm has been fined for putting employees, contractors and delivery drivers at risk.

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Basement Initiative leads to prosecution for London construction firm

Thursday, May 28, 2015

London construction company Darma Limited has been fined over £13,000 after an unannounced inspection from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found dangerous conditions on a basement excavation site. 

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Case 366 – Pub refuse to serve scrambled eggs over safety concerns

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

On ordering a cooked breakfast in their local pub, the enquirer was told they couldn’t replace fried egg with scrambled egg as this would involve using a microwave which can’t be done due to health and safety.

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Paper shredding company fined after worker suffers severe hand injuries

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Shred-it Limited, of Foresters Green, Trafford Park, Manchester pleaded guilty to safety failings after an new employee was injured by a shredding machine.

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Derbyshire man prosecuted for illegal gas work

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Derbyshire heating and plumbing engineer has been prosecuted for illegal gas work that potentially endangered lives.

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