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Category: Metalworking

HSG246 – Safety in the storage and handling of steel and other metal stock (Second edition)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

This revised guidance is aimed at directors, owners, managers and supervisors and pays particular attention to the most common hazards, including (un)loading of delivery vehicles, storage systems, workplace transport, mechanical lifting and injuries from sharp edges.

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Company fined for failure to comply with improvement notices

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A London based company who fabricate structural steel products has been fined for failure to maintain compliance with the law following prior HSE enforcement action.

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Worker injured when he was crushed by metal folding machine

Friday, December 4, 2015

A company which manufactures office equipment has been fined after a trainee worker was injured when he was crushed by a metal folding machine.

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Employee loses two fingers at silver manufacturer

Monday, July 13, 2015

A silver manufacturing company has been fined for safety failings that led to a worker sustaining serious injury to his right hand.

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Steel firm fined over death at foundry

Monday, May 11, 2015

A steel foundry has been sentenced after a South Yorkshire worker was killed when he was struck in the face by a shard from an abrasive disc that exploded from a hand-held grinding machine.

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Engineering firm in court after worker’s hand pulled into machinery

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

An Aberdeenshire firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was injured when his gloved hand was pulled into a metalworking lathe.

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Sheffield firm owner in court for repeat safety breach

Friday, January 9, 2015

A Sheffield businessman has been fined after he failed to heed warnings from safety experts to properly guard dangerous machinery.

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Steel firm fined after worker seriously injured

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A worker had to have three toes amputated after his foot was crushed beneath a 300kg press die as he moved it from the bed of the press he was working on, a court has heard.

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L112 – Safe use of power presses: ACOP and guidance (2nd edition)

Friday, November 28, 2014

This publication is aimed at anyone who has responsibility for the safe use of power presses. Since the last edition, the guidance material has been revised and simplified and small changes made to the ACOP material to clarify and update information.

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L22 – Safe use of work equipment: ACOP and guidance (4th edition)

Friday, November 28, 2014

This publication sets out what is needed to comply with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. Since the last edition, the guidance material has been revised and updated, and small changes made to some ACOP paragraphs to clarify and update information. This edition updates references to legislation and links to further guidance.

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Safe use of Acetylene – new regulations come into force

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Acetylene Safety Regulations 2014 (ASR 2014) came into force on 1 October 2014. The hazards posed by acetylene gas is not fully addressed by DSEAR and so additional legal requirements for its safe use is provided by the ASR 2014 to consolidate and modernise existing legislation.

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Working safely with acetylene – revised publication

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Download or buy online – This leaflet provides guidance on the fire and explosion hazards of acetylene. It is for people who use acetylene for welding, cutting and similar processes and will help them comply with their duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations.

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HSE51 – Regulation of health and safety at work

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HSE has published a document that explains the main features of the regulatory approach taken by HSE and local authorities to improve standards in health and safety performance. The document will be of interest to businesses regulated by HSE and local authorities, as well as others working in health and safety.

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Herefordshire company fined after employee injured by falling sheet of metal

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Herefordshire steelwork company has been fined after an employee was hurt when a metal sheet fell on his foot.

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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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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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Halifax worker left disabled by crush injuries

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A West Yorkshire firm has been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was left with life-threatening injuries when a 6.5 tonnes steel beam toppled onto his back.

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Companies fined £320,000 following death of contractor

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Steel manufacturer Tata Steel and a specialist contractor have been fined a total of £320,000 for safety failings after a worker was killed by a falling metal bar in Redcar.

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Steel firm sentenced after worker killed by crane

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A West Midlands steel company has been ordered to pay more than £146,000 in fines and costs after one of its employees was crushed to death by a 15-tonne crane.

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