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Category: Tree work

London borough council fined for safety failings

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A London borough council has been fined after a road worker suffered serious injury whilst cutting trees.

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Farm labourer struck by falling tree

Thursday, June 2, 2016

A self-employed furniture maker from Hampshire was fined after felling a tree which struck a farm labourer.

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Free forestry & arboriculture SHADs – various locations, March 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

HSE has teamed up with the Forestry Commission and the Arboricultural Association to host the events, which are dedicated to raising awareness of important health and safety issues specific to each industry. Arboriculture SHAD – Enfield, 9 March 2016; Forestry SHADs – Perthshire, 18 March 2016 & Northumberland, 22 March 2016. Book now.

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College fined after tree felling injury

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A college in Surrey has been fined after a student was struck on the leg by a tree as it was being felled.

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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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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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Sentences after tree-felling incident leaves worker in wheelchair

Friday, June 5, 2015

A school operator and a cleaning contractor have both been fined, after a man sustained permanent spinal injuries while felling a tree on school grounds in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

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Free Arboriculture Contractors SHAD – Warwickshire, 17 March 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Places still available on this free Safety and Health Awareness Day, covering legislation, training, safety guidance, risk assessment, PPE and equipment inspection. Plus a practical demonstration session spotlighting climbing, site management and tree rescue.

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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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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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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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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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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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Firm sentenced after worker’s leg injured by chainsaw

Thursday, October 16, 2014

An East Kilbride firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when a chainsaw hit him on the leg as he slipped while felling trees.  

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Contractor fined for worker’s 60ft tree fall

Monday, October 6, 2014

A tree surgeon dislocated his hip after falling more than 18 metres to the ground when the limb of a diseased tree he was working on gave way, a court heard today.

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Timber firm fined after worker crushed by tree

Monday, August 11, 2014

A Herefordshire timber firm has been fined after a worker was crushed against a machine by a tree trunk. 

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HSE51 – Regulation of health and safety at work

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HSE has published a document that explains the main features of the regulatory approach taken by HSE and local authorities to improve standards in health and safety performance. The document will be of interest to businesses regulated by HSE and local authorities, as well as others working in health and safety.

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Tale of two trees that cost Northern Rail almost £100,000

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A council and a tree surgeon have been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was injured when a tree he had been felling landed on a railway line and was hit by a train.

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Forestry workers urged to sign up for safety event

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive [HSE] has teamed up with the Forestry Commission’s Learning and Development team to host a Safety and Health Awareness Day in the Midlands dedicated to raising awareness of important health and safety issues specific to the forestry industry.

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Engaging Arboricultural Contractors Safety and Health Awareness Day – Stonleigh, 18 March 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

The programme (one full day), will comprise presentations and practical demonstrations covering a broad range of topics, including Health and Safety Regulations, training and certification and safe use of chainsaws during tree work.

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