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Category: Haulage

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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Myth: You don’t need to secure your load if you’re just driving down the road

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The reality: If not properly secured, vehicle loads can become unsafe, even over a short distance. Loads that haven’t been

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Moving Goods Safely 3 – evaluation report

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Moving Goods Safely 3 (MGS3) intervention took place during 2007 and 2008, and targeted risks associated with the movement of goods in the logistics, warehousing, road haulage and goods delivery sectors.

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Footwear and modifications to goods vehicles in the UK road haulage sector

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The central aim of this survey was to produce a set of baseline data, based on the opinions of HGV drivers, that described practices within the UK road haulage sector relating to slip, trip and falls risk factors.

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Workplace transport – Load Safety campaign

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Load Safety campaign continues – sign up for the vehicles at work free eBulletin for the latest news and updates.

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Whole-body vibration and ergonomics of driving occupations: Ports industry

Monday, March 1, 2010

Back disorders are the most common form of ill health at work. The exact cause of back pain is often unclear but back pain is more common in jobs that involve driving,

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HSE Safety Notice – Handling and storage of large sheet stone slabs

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Six people have been killed in five years due to being struck by falling stone slabs during storage and handling operations.

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Load Safety Initiative – how to secure loads on vehicles safely

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Unsafe loads on vehicles injure more than 1,200 people a year and cost UK businesses millions of pounds in damaged goods.

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South West businesses urged to cut deaths and injuries caused by lorries

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

HSE is launching a new campaign in Devon and Cornwall to reduce the number of people killed and injured by delivery vehicles in the two counties.

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Unloading danger warning after employee’s legs crushed

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

HSE is warning companies of the importance of implementing safe systems for unloading materials and providing

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