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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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Paper company in court

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Swanley firm that makes paper products has been prosecuted for allowing workers to bypass interlocked guards on machinery after one employee trapped his hand.

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BHSEA Meeting: Risk v Sacrifice – Myths and Realities, Birmingham, 8 June 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Afternoon meeting of the Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association. Main presentation covers ‘the concept of reasonable practicability’ followed by second presentation on ‘leadership’.

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Construction small businesses encouraged to attend asbestos awareness safety event

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Free workshops are being run across Lancashire to help small businesses better prevent the risk of exposure to asbestos.

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Fall from scaffold leads to fines

Friday, May 22, 2015

A property development company, a roofer and a scaffolder have been fined after a worker sustained serious injuries after falling nearly four metres from unsafe scaffolding.

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Court fines medical firm after two workers injured

Friday, May 22, 2015

A medical equipment manufacturer has been fined after two workers were injured by dangerous parts of machinery in separate incidents at its premises in West Sussex.

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Case 365 – Students banned from attending school on their last day

Friday, May 22, 2015

A media article carried a story of a school banning sixth year students from attending on their last day, citing health and safety.

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Case 364 – Council no longer collecting road verge litter

Friday, May 22, 2015

A newspaper columnist commented on huge amounts of litter during her commute adding that the council advised her they no longer collect road verge litter due to health and safety regulations.

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Development company guilty of repeated safety breaches

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A development company has been sentenced for breaches of the Work at Height Regulations.

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Shropshire fuel firm fined £20,000

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A fuel supply business has been sentenced after one of its workers was injured after being struck by a vehicle in a works yard.

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Case 363 – Staff prohibited from opening office windows

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Office staff told they cannot have a key to open windows in third floor office as this would breach health and safety.

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COMAH Onshore Major Hazards: New knowledge on flammable hazards – HSL Buxton, 25 June 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The course will explain the common strategies and tactics of the failure analysis process from the initial response through to presenting your findings.

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Principles of Incident Investigation and Failure Analysis – HSL Buxton, 4 June 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

HSL are offering a unique opportunity to engage directly with their incident investigation professionals and take full advantage of decades of failure analysis experience.

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HSE jobs – Scientist, HSL (x2 posts)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

To provide technical support to scientists undertaking research, incident investigations and standard testing. Closing date for applications 13 June 2015.

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HSE jobs – Technical Scientific Support, HSL

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The post holder will be expected to provide hands-on assistance and support, with full guidance and training from the experienced technical staff, for experimental projects and incident investigations. Closing date for applications 13 June 2015.

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