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Public consultation – Workplace health, safety and welfare

Monday, July 22, 2013

Last chance to have your say on revised Approved Code of Practice L24 – ends 30 July.

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Notification of dangerous substances and ammonium nitrate on farms – additional information on what you need to do

Friday, July 19, 2013

There are legal requirements relating to notification and marking of sites that store certain amounts of dangerous substances or relevant ammonium nitrate mixtures. This additional guidance helps you identify dangerous substances and tells you what action you need to take.

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Additional Farm SHAD – Carlisle 10 October 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A further Farm Safety and Health Awareness Day has been added to the ‘Farm SHAD diary’ for October. Event takes place at Carlisle United FC, Brunton Park on 10 October 2013.

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Protecting children on farms

Friday, July 12, 2013

HSE has published revised and improved guidance aimed at reducing child deaths on farms and providing essential information on keeping children safe. The leaflet, INDG 472, contains practical advice and guidance on how to comply with the law.

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Dorset contractor in court for neglecting safety risks

Thursday, July 4, 2013

An agricultural engineering contractor has been fined for exposing workers to serious risk after an employee fell four metres through the fragile roof of a farm building in Dorset.

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Health and Safety Inspector jobs

Monday, July 1, 2013

Last chance to apply – trainee inspector recruitment campaign ends 10 July 2013.

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Council prosecuted after worker’s near-death fall

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bradford Council today admitted serious safety breaches after one of its parks’ employees narrowly escaped death when he plunged eleven metres from the cradle of a cherry picker.

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Farm business fined after labourer seriously injured in roof fall

Monday, June 24, 2013

An East Ayrshire dairy farm business has been fined after a labourer was seriously injured when he fell through a rooflight on a cow shed.

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Farm fined for young worker’s death in tractor tragedy

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A young Somerset farm worker was killed when the tractor she was driving overturned in a field a court heard today.

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EH66 – Grain dust

Monday, June 17, 2013

This guidance draws attention to the possible health hazards which could result from exposure to grain dust. The guidance is aimed at employers and managers although employees and health and safety professionals will also find it useful.

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County Durham farmer fined after friend broke back in fall

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A farmer has been fined for safety failings after his friend broke his back in a fall while helping him out on his County Durham farm.

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Worker fell through pig shed roof after firm ignored safety warnings

Thursday, May 9, 2013

A York firm that fits solar panels has been prosecuted after an employee fell four metres through the fragile roof of a pig shed at an East Yorkshire farm.

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Consultation opens on new version of Workplace Regulations ACOP

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

This consultative document invites views on the revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L24 – “Workplace health, safety and welfare”. The consultation aims to establish if the changes make it easier for employers to understand and meet their legal obligations. The consultation began on 7 May and will close on 30 July.

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Farmer crushed by badly fitted door

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A North Yorkshire farmer died when he was crushed under a half-tonne roller shutter door that had been badly installed, a court has heard today (16 April).

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Ignoring known risks ends in fine for farm manager

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Hampshire farm manager has been prosecuted after he was caught on camera putting two workers at risk by using the grain bucket on a telehandler to lift them up to a barn roof.

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Worker’s tree fall lands farmer in court

Thursday, April 4, 2013

An east Hampshire farm owner has been prosecuted after an untrained worker plunged over four metres from a tree as he was using a chainsaw to prune branches.

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Company and director fined after worker fell through roof

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A County Durham firm and a director have been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he fell around 3.5 metres through the fragile roof of a barn he was cleaning.

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Worker suffers severe head injury in barn roof fall

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A worker suffered multiple head injuries and was left blind in one eye after he plunged nearly five metres through a fragile barn roof in Edale, a court has heard.

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South Lakeland farm owner sentenced over tractor death

Monday, March 11, 2013

The co-owner of a South Lakeland farm has been sentenced after an employee was found dead under the wheel of a tractor.

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Farming company fined after worker severely injured

Friday, March 1, 2013

A Dunblane farming company has been fined after a worker was left permanently scarred from severe injuries to her leg and ankle when they were caught in an unguarded conveyor system.

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