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Category: Manufacturing

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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Leeds firm in court after trainee’s electric shock

Friday, January 24, 2014

A Leeds firm has been fined for safety failings after a trainee technician needed skin grafts after receiving an electric shock while using unsafe testing equipment.

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Essex firm in court after two workers injured within weeks

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

An Essex-based hi-tech manufacturer has been fined after two workers were injured in separate incidents in the space of six weeks.

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Health and safety law poster – reminder to display new version by April 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The new 2009 health and safety law poster replaces the version published in April 1999 and must be displayed from 5 April 2014. As well as a download, the new 2009 leaflet is also available as a pocket card and replaces the leaflet published in 1999.

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Carbon parts company fined over lorry driver’s death

Friday, January 17, 2014

A lorry driver was crushed and killed by heavy graphite parts after being allowed to unload his vehicle in a dangerous manner, a court has heard.

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Rochdale workers exposed to asbestos fibres for five years

Friday, January 17, 2014

A Rochdale-based re-upholstery firm and company director have been fined after workers were exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres for nearly five years.

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Norfolk sawmill sentenced over worker’s hand injury

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A Norfolk sawmill has been fined for safety failings after a teenage worker suffered serious injuries to his hand when it was dragged into unguarded machinery.

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Fabric firm fined after worker dragged into machine

Friday, January 10, 2014

A Kearsley-based fabric manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after an employee was injured when he was dragged into a machine.

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Stockport chain manufacturer fined £80k over mangled hand

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A Stockport worker’s left hand was badly mangled in the hook on a crane because lifting chains were unavailable – despite being manufactured in the same factory, a court has heard.

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Plastics firm in court after worker severs fingers in saw

Monday, January 6, 2014

A Birmingham plastics firm has been fined after an employee had four fingers severed in a circular saw.

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Steel company prosecuted after worker’s injury

Monday, January 6, 2014

Tata Steel has been fined for safety failings after a worker sustained serious injuries to his hand at the company’s works in Llanelli, South Wales.

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Revised guidance on managing and controlling asbestos

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revised guidance to help businesses understand how to work safely with asbestos.

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Sheffield Forgemasters fined over worker’s cellar death

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sheffield Forgemasters was today ordered to pay £245,000 in fines and costs for safety failings that led to an employee dying of carbon dioxide poisoning after the cellar he was working in filled with the deadly gas.

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West Yorkshire firm neglected safety for staff

Monday, December 16, 2013

A Leeds-based company has been fined after it ignored health and safety regulations over several years, leaving several employees with disabling vibration-related disease.

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Printers fined after worker’s head was trapped in machine

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A major printing company has been fined for serious safety breaches after a worker suffered life threatening injuries when his head became trapped in machinery.

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