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Category: Haulage

Yorkshire trailer firm fined £100,000 over driver’s death

Monday, February 27, 2012

A worker died when a six-metre steel machine landed on top of him after it was dislodged from overhead brackets at a factory in East Yorkshire.

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Workers exposed to asbestos at Redditch industrial unit

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Redditch freight firm, its managing director and a Birmingham contractor have been prosecuted for putting at least 20 people at risk of lung disease from asbestos fibres.

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Risk management – Online example assessments

Monday, February 20, 2012

The examples show how other small and medium-sized businesses have approached risk assessment. If you can’t find your industry listed, pick the one closest to it and adapt it for your own workplace.

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RR908 – Vapour cloud formation: Experiments and modelling

Monday, February 13, 2012

Hazard analysis for overfilling of a tank with a volatile liquid is a complex and important problem but (prior to the Buncefield incident) had not been the subject of significant research effort.

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Vehicles at work – Interactive case studies

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

HSE has put together some ‘before-and-after’ interactive case studies to help you think and talk about vehicle safety in the workplace. They are all based on events that our inspectors have reported.

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Hampshire firm fined over death of delivery driver

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Hampshire lift manufacturer has been prosecuted after a lorry driver was killed while delivering goods to its factory in Romsey.

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Example risk assessments – Approaches for small businesses

Monday, January 9, 2012

These examples show kind of approach HSE expects a small business or workplace to take and how other small and medium-sized businesses have approached risk assessment.

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RR893 – Load security on rigid-sided lorries

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The project seeks to establish good practice for securing loads on rigid-sided lorries across various industry sectors. Good practice in this case is defined as those methods that are the most practical, involve the least risk of loads becoming unstable or falling, least risk to the operator/driver, and are practicable.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

This website will help you manage the risks to health and safety in the logistics industry and provides regular updates on health and safety issues in haulage, distribution and warehousing.

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RR862 – Safe transport of roll cages

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

This report seeks to give an overview of current practice, legislation and guidance and identify the problems associated with transporting roll cages.

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Lorry driver killed by falling steel gates

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A lorry driver was killed when he was hit by steel gates falling off his vehicle as it was unloaded by a forklift truck.

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Roofing firm fined for worker’s death by electrocution

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Newbury-based roofing company has been prosecuted after a new employee was electrocuted while operating a lorry driven crane.

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Haulage partnership fined after safety breaches

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Huntly-based haulage partnership has been fined £8,000 for health and safety failures at its site in Stirling.

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Lancashire businessman in court after worker breaks back

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Lancashire businessman has been sentenced after one of his employees broke his back when he fell off a ladder.

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Safety notice – ‘False’ engagement of tipping hooks on ‘builders’ skips

Friday, November 19, 2010

This safety notice highlights a potential danger whereby fabrication of the skip can result in a lip on which tipping hooks may ‘falsely’ engage and provides advice on corrective actions

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Man is left brain damaged by falling panel saw

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A haulage company was today fined £5,000 after one of its employees suffered brain damage when he was struck on the head by a 290 kilogram panel saw.

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Distribution company’s failures led to Cornish vineyard owner’s death

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The owner of a Cornish vineyard died after a delivery of empty wine bottles crashed onto him when they fell from the tail lift of a lorry he was helping to unload.

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Global logistics and tobacco firms fined after worker is crushed to death

Friday, July 2, 2010

Two companies have today been fined a total of £160,000 after a man was killed when he was crushed by a rolling lorry in Nottingham.

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Leeds company fined after man crushed to death

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) today (21 May) prosecuted a Leeds freight company after a man was crushed to death unloading a case of glass from a cargo container.

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Workplace transport campaign – phase 2 coming soon

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Phase 2 of the ‘Load safety campaign is coming soon, subscribe to the workplace transport eBulletin to find out more.

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