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Category: Manufacturing

Littleborough firm in court after employee badly burned in factory fire

Friday, February 14, 2014

A Littleborough factory has been sentenced for safety failings following a major fire which left an employee with severe burns.

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Global plastics recycler fined after worker’s arm injury

Friday, February 14, 2014

One of the country’s largest plastic recycling plants, based in north Nottinghamshire, has been fined after a worker suffered a broken arm when it became caught in machinery.

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Widnes firm sentenced over tipper truck death

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Widnes-based manufacturer has been fined £100,000 after a worker was crushed to death when a tipper truck overturned.

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INDG388(rev2) – Safety in isocyanate paint spraying

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

This guidance is aimed at owners, managers and supervisors of vehicle bodyshops. It outlines the risks in using isocyanate paints in motor vehicle repair and how you can minimise them by taking the right precautions. It is also relevant to isocyanate paint spraying in other industries.

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HSG276 – Isocyanate paint spraying: Safely managing spray booths and rooms

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

This guidance is aimed at vehicle bodyshop owners, managers and supervisors, their employees (particularly paint sprayers) and suppliers. It will also be useful to industries other than motor vehicle repair where there is spraying of isocyanate-containing paints and lacquers. This replaces the previous HSE publication Controlling isocyanate exposure in spray booths and spray rooms (WEB36).

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Lead poisoning leads to court for stained glass firm owner

Thursday, February 6, 2014

A Lincolnshire stained glass artist has been fined after one of his employees suffered severe lead poisoning.

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HSE Safety Alert – Genie Z135/70 Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

An operator was killed when a Genie Z135/70 mobile elevating work platform became unstable and overturned whilst it was working at or very close to its maximum height. In order to minimise the risks of overturn, the machine safety devices and sensors must be configured as per manufacturer’s settings, as prescribed by the manufacturer in […]

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Metal firm owner sentenced for lead exposure failures

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The owner of a Nottinghamshire alloy firm has been sentenced for failing to protect workers from the risks of lead poisoning after three employees became seriously ill.

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Repairs to fork arms of fork-lift trucks

Monday, February 3, 2014

This guidance provides information regarding the repair of fork arms of fork-lift trucks (FLT), and alerts all to certain bad practices which may cause FLT arms to fail.

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Packaging specialist fined for guarding failings

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The UK division of a global packaging company has been fined for safety failings after a long-serving worker lost a finger in an unguarded chain on a machine.

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Company fined after worker loses finger in unguarded machine

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Birmingham company that manufactures components for the roofing and cladding industry has been fined after an employee had to have part of his finger amputated when it was crushed in an unguarded machine.

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Firm fined after worker loses thumb and finger

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A County Durham-based timber processing and haulage firm has been fined for putting workers at risk after an employee’s hand was badly injured by a poorly guarded saw.

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Work at height – new microsite launched

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This new site shows what you, as an employer, need to do to protect your employees when they work at height. It replaces the guidance previously available in our Falls microsite.

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INDG455 – Safe use of ladders and stepladders: A brief guide

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This leaflet gives advice to employers, employees and self-employed people on simple, sensible precautions to take when using ladders and stepladders to work at height. This leaflet replaces INDG402 Safe use of ladders and stepladders: An employers’ guide, INDG403 A toolbox talk on leaning ladder and stepladder safety and INDG405 Top tips for ladder and stepladder safety.

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INDG401 – Work at height Regulations 2005 (as amended): A brief guide

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This recently revised brief guide describes what employers need to do to protect their employees from falls from height. Falls from height are one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities and major injuries.

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Overhaul of guidance to help 10 million working at height

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has overhauled its guidance for working at height, setting out in clear, simple terms what to do and what not to do – and debunking common myths that can confuse and mislead employers.

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Firm in court after worker loses lower leg

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

An engineering firm has been fined after a worker’s lower leg was badly crushed in an unguarded machine.

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Safety failings led to worker’s serious hand injury

Monday, January 27, 2014

A Hengoed-based company has been sentenced after an employee’s left hand was crushed when it was drawn into a two centimetre gap between the rollers of a printing machine.

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Legionella duty holder events – last chance to book your place

Monday, January 27, 2014

HSE and the Legionella Control Association are running a series of joint dutyholder events taking place early 2014 in Newcastle, London and Birmingham. Book your place now.

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RoSPA Manufacturing Health and Safety Conference 2014 – Birmingham, March 18, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

Learn the approaches and techniques businesses from different manufacturing industries use to tackle the same issues you experience. HSE Head of Manufacturing, Nick Ratty, will provide the Regulator’s perspective of the sector.

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