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Category: Docks and ports

Cargo handling company fined for safety failings after worker injured

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A cargo handling company based in Aberdeen has been fined after a worker suffered serious injury.

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Plant hire firm fined after worker tipped from lifting basket

Thursday, May 12, 2016

A lifting and plant hire company in Wick has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he fell from a man riding basket.

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Company fined after agency worker seriously injured

Friday, May 6, 2016

A Suffolk cargo handling company has been fined £100,000 after an employee suffered serious injury when a sheet of marble weighing one tonne fell on him. 

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Firm fined after worker suffered fatal crush injuries

Monday, January 25, 2016

Clydeport Operations Limited (Clydeport) of Glasgow, has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered fatal crush injuries at their Hunterston Coal Terminal site in Ayrshire.

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Port operator fined after worker injured by capstan

Thursday, January 21, 2016

An Essex maritime terminal worker suffered serious injury after his arm became wrapped around a powered capstan, while mooring an ocean-going vessel.

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CD278 – Consultation on the revision of the Freight Containers Regulations 1984

Monday, January 18, 2016

This document sets out proposals to amend the Freight Containers (Safety Convention) Regulations 1984 to give effect to amendments made to the International Convention for Safe Containers 1972. In the main, the amendments introduce significant physical changes to the Safety Approval Plates on freight containers and additional safety tests. Consultation closes on 26 February 2016.

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Teesside firm fined after worker’s fatal fall

Monday, November 23, 2015

A north east port has been fined £400,000 following the death of an agency worker who fell eight metres onto the steel deck of ship’s hold at Hartlepool Dock

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Consultation launched on Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations

Friday, October 30, 2015

HSE is currently consulting on proposals to replace the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987 (DSHAR) with new shorter and up to date regulations and is also seeking views on a new shorter Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) to support the regulations. Consultation began on 28 October and closes on 23 December 2015.

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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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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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Transport company fined after crate falls on worker

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A transport company firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered serious injuries when a crate fell on him whilst he was unloading crates from a container.

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Stevedores fined for worker’s severe injuries

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Glamorgan stevedoring company has been fined for breaking safety legislation after an employee suffered severe leg injuries falling from a trailer.

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Kent contractors fined for safety dangers

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A Kent-based company has been prosecuted for serious safety breaches after exposing workers to unnecessary dangers.

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

Monday, July 21, 2014

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a world leader in health and safety, various locations across Great Britain. Apply now – closing date for applications is 15 August 2014.

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Accident reports on freight containers – Rail Accident Investigation Branch

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

These Rail Accident Investigation Branch’s (RAIB) rail accident reports recommend HSE raise awareness, amongst users of freight containers of the findings of these investigations.

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Health and Safety Newsletter – Spring issue out now

Friday, May 16, 2014

This edition: How do your health and safety skills measure up? Dangerous industries – working together to find solutions, health and safety myths – telling porkies about the dangers of crackling, plus accident case studies, court cases and much more.

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Dock company in court after worker’s life-changing injuries

Friday, May 9, 2014

An Essex dock company has been fined for safety failings after a dock worker suffered severe leg injuries when an operation to unload a cargo container went wrong.

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Tackling occupational disease

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

HSE has launched new occupational disease web pages and an online community site. Occupational disease is a big problem and organisations are already taking steps to reduce the burden. We want you to get involved – join our online community, set up to encourage the exchange of ideas and initiatives for tackling occupational disease.

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L148 – Safety in docks: Approved Code of Practice and guidance

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

This publication covers safety in dock operations and is aimed at those who have a duty to comply with provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act. This includes people who control dock premises, suppliers of plant and equipment, dock employers, managers, safety officers, safety representatives and workers.

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