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Farming SHADs – dates for February 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) are half-day events which include practical demonstrations covering the daily hazards faced by farmers. Attendance is free of charge: 18 February – Biggleswade, 19 February – Maidenhead & 25 February – Newport.

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Housing trust in court after mower mangles worker’s hand

Thursday, January 7, 2016

A Tameside housing trust has been fined after a worker suffered severe injuries to his left hand when it was struck by a metal blade on a ride-on mower. 

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Company fined and two directors get suspended prison sentence after 27-year-old killed by telehandler

Friday, December 11, 2015

A landscaping company and its two directors were sentenced after Russell Meech, a 27 year old landscape gardener was killed when he fell under the wheels of a telehandler.

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Worker struck by tray tipping machine at mushroom farm

Friday, November 27, 2015

A mushroom farm was fined after an employee was injured whilst making an adjustment to an unguarded machine.

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Farming SHADs – new dates for 2016

Monday, November 23, 2015

Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) are half-day events which include practical demonstrations covering the daily hazards faced by farmers. Attendance is free of charge. Further dates announced – Barnsley, 6 January 2016 & Loughborough, 7 January 2016.

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Employee crushed under van during inspection

Thursday, November 12, 2015

A contract gardening company has been fined for safety failings that led to a worker sustaining serious crush injuries to his chest.

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Farm owners sentenced after injury to worker

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The proprietors of a Northumberland farm were fined after an employee suffered leg injuries after a concrete panel fell on him.

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Farm SHADs – Available dates during November/December 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015

Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) taking place during November and December 2015. Forfar, Scotland, 23 November; Lockerbie, Scotland, 2 December; Kirby Stephen, Cumbria, 3 December.

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HSE releases injury and ill-health statistics 2014/15

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The full statistical report and industry specific data can be found online.

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Farm SHAD – Newtown, Powys, 18 November 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) are practical demonstrations covering the everyday hazards that farmers face.

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Turban-wearing Sikhs – extension of head protection exemption

Friday, October 2, 2015

The exemption for turban-wearing Sikhs from the need to wear head protection has been extended from construction sites to all workplaces, with some limited exceptions. The change applies solely to turban-wearing Sikhs and relates to head protection only.

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Pig farm fined after worker injured in machinery

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A pig farming company has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered serious injury to his hand.

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Firm fined after employees fall from telehandler

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

 An agricultural services company was fined following an incident in which two workers were injured during construction work at a farm in Goxill, north Lincolnshire. 

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HSE is recruiting for the role of HM Inspector of Health and Safety

Monday, September 7, 2015

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a world-class health and safety regulator. Various locations across Great Britain – apply now. Close date for applications, Friday 25 September 2015.

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Self-employed workers – changes to health and safety law

Thursday, August 20, 2015

From 1 October 2015, if you are self-employed and your work activity poses no potential risk to the health and safety of other workers or members of the public, then health and safety law will not apply to you.

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Company sentenced after worker’s life changing injuries

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A company was fined £40,000 today after a worker suffered life changing injuries when part of a structure weighing 750kg fell on him.

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Company fined after work suffers HAV

Friday, July 17, 2015

A facilities management company has been fined for safety failings that contributed to a worker sustaining Hand Arm Vibration.

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RR1063 – Research to explore the effect of traditional farming SHADs on farmer behaviour

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The research explored farmers’ perceptions of the extent to which attendance at a Farming Safety and Health Awareness Day (SHAD), established by HSE, had changed their awareness, attitudes and behaviour in relation to health and safety.

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Lack of training caused life changing injuries

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Essex tree specialist company, Oak View Tree Specialists Limited, has been fined after a skip loading dumper overturned severely injuring a worker.

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Transport and animals are the biggest killers in agriculture

Monday, July 6, 2015

The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) latest fatality statistics show incidents involving moving vehicles and cattle are the biggest causes of death on Britain’s farms.

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