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Category: Manufacturing

HSE issues health warning to the stone industry

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Health and Safety Executive is urging the stone industry to do more to protect workers’ health following findings of a recent inspection initiative in the south of England.

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Glass manufacturer in court after employees injured in explosion

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Chester glass container manufacturer has been fined for serious safety breaches after two employees were injured in a flash fire.

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£200,000 fine after worker fatally injured

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A company which manufactures and supplies high-strength bar and cable systems has been fined £200,000 after a worker was pulled into a machine and killed.

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Woodworking firm fined over safety breach

Friday, October 16, 2015

A woodworking firm was fined for safety breaches after stacks of boards fell onto two employees and injured both of them.

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Manufacturing company fined for safety breaches

Thursday, October 15, 2015

A company which makes body parts for lorries has been fined for safety failings after an employee was injured when unsecured panels fell on to him during lifting operations. 

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Midland fabrication firm fined over worker injury

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A Midlands firm has been sentenced after a worker suffered serious injury when he became entangled in a length of galvanised pipe being turned in a machine.

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Sentence after man dies in industrial blender

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A pellet manufacturing company based in Mansfield has been fined after an employee was killed when he was pulled into an industrial blender. 

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Worker injures hand in unguarded machinery

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A supplier of dried fruit, nuts and seeds was fined after a worker was injured in a machinery incident. 

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Agency worker suffers injuries from unguarded machinery

Monday, October 12, 2015

A furniture manufacturer was fined after a worker suffered injuries to his hand while cleaning an unguarded machine.

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Machinery Series: Machinery Risk Assessment Essentials – Buxton (HSL), 10 November 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015

This training course gives delegates practical hands-on experience of conducting a machinery risk assessment using structured techniques and is aimed primarily at machinery users, maintenance engineers, designers and project engineers.

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Machinery Series: PUWER – Buxton (HSL), 9 November 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015

This course covers those activities regulated by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and provides delegates with a thorough knowledge of this legislation. The course will also give practical advice on how to evaluate the safety of existing machines and how to measure and evaluate noise and vibration risks.

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Engineering safety topics – The use of emery cloth on metalworking lathes

Friday, October 9, 2015

Every year there are serious accidents involving the use of emery cloth on metalworking lathes. This page highlights acceptable and unacceptable methods of use and provides further detailed information in the form of a guidance sheet.

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Saw mill fined after employee suffers severe hand injuries

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A saw mill in Kettering was fined after an employee suffered a serious injury to his left hand.

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Manufacturing firm fined after worker was injured in machinery

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A company that manufactures heat recovery units has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered an injury to his left hand.

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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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Hydraulic company sentenced after employee loses sight in one eye

Friday, October 2, 2015

A Clitheroe hydraulic cylinder manufacturer has been fined for serious safety breaches after an employee was badly injured when he was struck in the face during a test procedure.

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Global firms sentenced after worker killed

Friday, October 2, 2015

Two global companies have been sentenced after a worker was killed and another seriously injured during construction of an offshore wind farm. 

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Soup company sentenced over worker’s life-changing injuries

Thursday, October 1, 2015

One of the UK’s most well-known food manufacturers was today sentenced after a worker suffered severe injuries while working on one of its production lines. 

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Welsh steel firm fined following worker’s death

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

 A steel supply company has been fined following the death of an employee who was crushed by a two tonne steel beam at a warehouse in Cardiff. 

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Manufacturing company fined after worker injured in machinery

Friday, September 25, 2015

A Hampshire metal manufacturing company has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered an injury to his hand.

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