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Businessman jailed after Lithuanian worker killed after fall from roof at Blackburn mill

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A business man in charge of converting an old mill has been jailed, and his father, the owner of the building, given a suspended jail sentence following an incident in which a Lithuanian worker died in a fall.

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Home builder in court for platform collapse

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A national home builder has been fined for safety failings after a bricklayer was badly injured in a three metre fall when a temporary platform collapsed.

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Double prosecution after Londoner’s fatal fall

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A roofer and a national timber supplier have been sentenced for serious safety breaches after a labourer plunged more than eight metres to his death at a site in Tottenham, north London.

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Beyond KP4: Plant Ageing and Life Extension Workshop – HSL Buxton, 30 June 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The life extension of ageing assets is a key challenge for many organisations, but particularly for those in mature industrial sectors. The objective of this workshop is to share the learning and recommendations from the KP4 ALE programme across a range of hazardous industries.

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Site & Transport Safety – London, 7 July 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

This course will help you understand the legal requirements of both road traffic law and workplace safety law, how and why things go wrong, and how you can take practicable steps to reduce risk in your business.

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Steel firm sentenced over worker’s ‘life changing’ injury

Monday, May 18, 2015

A Dinnington steel processing company admitted safety failings after one of its workers had his arm crushed in machinery. 

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Fertiliser firm fined after worker crushed to death

Monday, May 18, 2015

A fertiliser company was fined £80,000 after one of its employees died when he became trapped in an agriculture spreader whilst carrying out maintenance.

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Updated list of approved diving qualifications – March 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

This updated list includes a new class of diving – commercial acquaint diving – which will allow organisations who have written permission from HSE to carry out ‘try dives’ using Surface Supplied equipment.

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DSE Risk Management – London, 7 July 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

This course, delivered by experienced HSL ergonomists, will provide you with an understanding of Display Screen Equipment (DSE) risks and approach to risk management.

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Case 360 – DIY Store unable to give customer product advice

Monday, May 18, 2015

A customer in a DIY store asked an assistant for advice on spotlights, specifically where to find the connection box, plus general advice on the various spotlight products available. The assistant refused on health and safety grounds saying he could be liable if something went wrong.

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Torquay kitchen fitter left gas work in a dangerous state

Friday, May 15, 2015

A kitchen fitter left a gas pipe in a dangerous state in a customer’s home, while falsely claiming to be a registered gas engineer.

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Carpet firm sentenced after wall collapses on employee

Friday, May 15, 2015

A Littleborough carpet firm has been fined after an employee suffered severe injuries when a concrete wall collapsed onto him.

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Animal feed company fined £80,000 after death of worker

Friday, May 15, 2015

An animal feed company was fined £80,000 after one of its employees died when he was buried under tonnes of wheat being unloaded from a lorry.

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Case 359 – Existing users of a gym must undertake fee-paying induction

Friday, May 15, 2015

A firm who have taken over the running of a gym insist that it is a requirement under health and safety regulations for all existing users of the facility to undertake the firm’s fee-paying induction programme.

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INDG411 – Need building work done? A short guide for clients on CDM 2015 (rev)

Friday, May 15, 2015

This leaflet is aimed at anyone having maintenance, small-scale building work or other minor works carried out. As a client you have duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 – this leaflet explains what you need to do and points out where you can find out more.

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Crawley Scaffolder fined for unsafe working at height

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Michael Alldis trading as Southern Tube Scaffold of Buckswood Drive, Crawley has been prosecuted after workers were put at risk during refurbishment work.

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L153 – Managing health and safety in construction – CDM 2015: Guidance on Regulations

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) came into force on 6 April 2015, replacing CDM 2007. This publication provides guidance on the legal requirements and is available to help anyone with duties under the Regulations.

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Case 358 – Clothes shop scissor ban

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

After paying for a jacket in a shop, a customer asked the sales staff for a pair of scissors to cut off the tag but was informed that due to health and safety, scissors were no longer kept at the counter.

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Firm sentenced after worker hit by tractor

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Carlisle man suffered serious injuries when he was run over by the cab of an articulated lorry in a haulage yard where he worked at Stainton, near Penrith.

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Case 357 – Letting agents misinterpreting landlords responsibilities regarding legionella risks

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Some consultants and letting agents are using the revised L8 ACOP to suggest that new legislation has been imposed on landlords of domestic rented properties in relation to assessing and controlling the risks of exposure to legionella bacteria of their tenants.

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