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Do you use ACOPs? – last chance to have your say

Monday, September 10, 2012

Last chance to have your say on HSE’s proposals to review its portfolio of ACOPs to update and improve them as recommended by Professor Ragnar Löfstedt in his 2011 independent review of health and safety legislation. The consultation ends 14 September 2012.

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Milking firm in court after worker injured at Derbyshire farm

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Shropshire milking company has been fined after a worker suffered a fractured skull when he was hit by a steel beam at a Derbyshire farm just a day after he started his job.

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Farm Safety and Health Awareness Days – new dates added

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) are free half day events which include practical demonstrations covering the everyday hazards faced by farmers, farming families and workers. If you are a family farmer, self employed, or employ up to four people then SHADs are designed for you. New dates and venues added; find an event near […]

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Agriculture – Cattle and public access

Friday, August 17, 2012

This information sheet (AIS17EW) provides advice about the hazards associated with keeping cattle, including bulls in fields where the public has access in England and Wales (a separate version is available for Scotland). It suggests reasonably practicable ways of controlling hazards for walkers, land managers should also consider risks to other rights of way users […]

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Agriculture – Children and public safety

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

People often believe that farm children understand farm risks, but most children who die in farm incidents are family members. A few straightforward steps, and proper supervision of children, will reduce these risks. Other members of the public may also be at risk, eg when using public rights of way through fields containing cattle and […]

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Gassing of rabbits and vertebrate pests – AIS22(rev1)

Monday, July 30, 2012

This Agriculture Information Sheet is aimed at employers and technicians who carry out fumigation operations. It gives advice on safety measures when using moisture-activated gassing compounds for vertebrate pest control in open areas.

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Director prosecuted after trainee tree surgeon severs thumb

Monday, July 23, 2012

The owner of a Hampshire arboriculture business has been prosecuted for safety failings after a trainee tree surgeon severed his thumb on a log splitter.

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Unsafe tree work leads to fine for Lincolnshire man

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Lincolnshire landscape gardener has been fined after being spotted carrying out unsafe tree work.

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Northumberland firm and two directors fined after death of worker

Friday, July 13, 2012

A Northumberland firm and two of its directors have been sentenced for safety failings after a teenage worker died following a fall from a barn roof.

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Health & Safety Newsletter – Latest issue available online

Monday, July 9, 2012

Subscribe today – free notifications when new Newsletter editions are published. This edition: Pulling the plug on portable appliance testing, Myth Busters Challenge Panel – bursting the health and safety myth bubbles, Legionella investigation update, Dangers lurking on farms – accident case studies….

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Have your say on HSE’s Approved Code of Practice review

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has opened a three-month consultation on proposals for the revision, consolidation or withdrawal of its Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs).

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Roof fall lands East Yorkshire farm owner in court

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

An East Yorkshire farm owner has been fined for a serious breach of safety law after a 20-year-old worker suffered severe injuries when he fell 4.5 metres through a roof light.

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Do you use ACOPs? – Consultation on proposals to review HSE’s ACOPs

Monday, June 25, 2012

HSE is seeking views on proposals to review its portfolio of ACOPs  to update and improve them as recommended by Professor Ragnar Löfstedt in his 2011 independent review of health and safety legislation. The consultation ends 14 September 2012.

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Agriculture – livestock What you need to know

Friday, June 22, 2012

The law requires you to assess and control risks from work activities so far as is reasonably practicable. Here we show how you can improve your livestock handling system and make it safer and more efficient.

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Health & Safety Newsletter – Issue 32 June 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In this issue: Pull the plug – don’t waste money on unnecessary electrical safety tests, The Myth Busters Challenge Panel – bursting the health and safety myth bubbles, Accident case studies from one of the UK’s most dangerous industries, Legionella investigation update, plus lots more including court stories, real-life case studies and new guidance.

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Temperature – Outdoor working advice

Thursday, May 31, 2012

When working outdoors the weather can have an effect on an individual’s effectiveness and this is not readily managed using just engineering controls. In these circumstances some of the most effective ways of managing these environments is by introducing some simple administrative controls

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Lancashire farmer’s bale warning as hay-making begins

Monday, May 28, 2012

As the hay-making season gets underway a Lancashire farmer who was left paralysed by a falling bale is telling his story as a warning to others.

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INDG125 – Safe working with bales in agriculture

Friday, May 25, 2012

This revised leaflet is for people involved with the handling and stacking of round and square bales. It covers where and how to stack bales, stack maintenance and de-stacking, transporting and other problems associated with bales, such as fire and manual handling. There is also a checklist of steps to take before starting work with […]

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Agriculture – Tractors and farm vehicles

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The law says vehicles (tractors, farm vehicles and workplace transport) should be able to move around safely, be properly maintained and operators should be adequately trained. this page outlines what you need to do and what you need to know.

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Farm owner fined after overlooking legal requirements

Friday, May 18, 2012

The owner of a Bedfordshire farm has been prosecuted for failing to complete legally required documentation in relation to safe working near overhead power cables.

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