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Category: Docks and ports

RR1089 – Leadership and Worker Engagement in the Ports Industry

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

HSE’s 2014 Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) on Safety in Docks (L148) was developed through close consultation with employer and employee representatives. This qualitative study explored how leadership and worker engagement practices were implemented in GB ports.

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Container terminal in court after worker injured

Monday, February 20, 2017

London Container Terminal (Tilbury) Limited (LCT) has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when the ‘straddle’ carrier he was driving overturned at Tilbury Docks in November 2014.

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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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