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Free Forestry Safety and Health Awareness Days – March 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Two identical half-day sessions will be run on each day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon: 10 March 2015 – Parkgate, Dumfries and Galloway; 24 March 2015 – Lyndhurst, Hampshire.

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Farm worker’s death leads to prosecution over exposure to toxic gases

Monday, February 23, 2015

A Dorset farm owner and his two businesses have been fined for serious safety failings after a 29 year-old worker died following exposure to toxic gases.

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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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Farm director gets fine after dangerous work at height

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The director of a Shropshire dairy farm has been prosecuted after he failed to protect both himself and others while working at height.

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Farmer in court for roof fall failings

Friday, February 6, 2015

The partner of an East Sussex farm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured in a three metre fall through a fragile cowshed roof.

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Gardening firm in court over employee’s burns

Friday, January 30, 2015

A Chester-based gardening company has been fined after an employee suffered burns while lighting a pile of giant hogweed.

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Football legend Stuart Pearce fears risk of deadly asbestos

Friday, January 30, 2015

England football star Stuart Pearce is blowing the whistle on asbestos after revealing he could have breathed in the deadly dust while working part time as an electrician during his early football career.  

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RR1041 – The influence of gypsum in animal slurry systems on the generation of hydrogen sulphide

Friday, January 30, 2015

The aim of this study was to determine the influence of gypsum (calcium sulphate) on bacterial populations in slurry systems and, as a consequence, its potential to enhance hydrogen sulphide (H2S) generation.

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Suspended sentence for farming company director after elderly worker killed by bull

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Staffordshire dairy farm director has been handed a four-month prison sentence, suspended for a year, after safety failings led to a 75-year-old worker being crushed by a bull.

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Tree worker in court after father and son suffer hand injuries

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A self-employed arboriculturalist from Spalding has been fined after two workers  – a father and son – both suffered hand injuries while splitting logs.

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Firm in court after worker paralysed in roof fall

Monday, January 26, 2015

An East Lothian firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was left paralysed when he fell almost four metres through a fragile rooflight.

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Farmer in court over driver’s electrocution

Monday, January 12, 2015

A Salisbury farm owner has been fined after an HGV driver was electrocuted while making a delivery to his farm.

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Seat belt could have saved life of estate worker

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The co-owner of a sporting and farming estate in the North Yorkshire national park has been prosecuted after a 79-year-old occasional worker died in an overturned all-terrain vehicle on remote moorland.

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L104 – Commercial diving projects inland/inshore: ACOP and guidance (2nd edition)

Monday, December 8, 2014

This publication provides practical advice and sets out what you have to do to comply with the Diving at Work Regulations 1997. This edition has been revised in order to simplify and update some information. The most significant changes relate to availability of compression chambers, fitness to dive, dive teams and partial pressure of oxygen.

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Fatal injuries in farming, forestry and horticulture 2013/14

Friday, December 5, 2014

Figures published in this report show that 31 people were killed as a result of agriculture-related activities during 2013/14 and that transport-related injuries were responsible for more deaths than any other cause. It also highlights trends and indicates key points in fatalities involving employees, the self-employed and members of the public.

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Safety warning to farmers

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Farmers are being urged to take extra care following the conclusion of a fatal accident inquiry into the tragic death of Lauder farmer, Jim Sharp earlier this year.

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L22 – Safe use of work equipment: ACOP and guidance (4th edition)

Friday, November 28, 2014

This publication sets out what is needed to comply with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. Since the last edition, the guidance material has been revised and updated, and small changes made to some ACOP paragraphs to clarify and update information. This edition updates references to legislation and links to further guidance.

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Farm SHADs diary – Rocester event added

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A further agriculture Safety and Health Awareness Day has been added to the 2015 diary – JCB World Headquarters, Rocester, Staffordshire on 13 February.

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Bakery firm in court after worker’s hand injury

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The UK branch of a Swedish farming group has been fined after an employee suffered serious cuts to his fingers while cleaning a machine at its pastry manufacturing site in Bedford.

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Essex tree surgeon in court after chainsaw fall onto worker

Friday, November 14, 2014

A tree surgeon from Clacton-on-Sea has been fined after he fell nearly four metres, still clutching a running chainsaw, and landed on a colleague as they were pruning a garden tree in Little Oakely, near Harwich.

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