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Category: Manufacturing

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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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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