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Gwent property company and director in court for safety neglect

Friday, April 4, 2014

A Gwent-based property development company and its director have been fined for putting the lives of workers at serious risk through unsafe roof work.

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House builder fined after construction worker seriously injured in fall

Friday, April 4, 2014

A Tyneside house builder has been fined after a worker was seriously injured in a fall when a temporary handrail gave way as she leant on it.

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Roof fall lands Leicestershire firm in court

Friday, April 4, 2014

A Leicestershire roofing company has been fined after a worker was injured when he fell more than five metres through a fragile roof light.

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HSE responds to letter in Blackpool Gazette on Fracking regulations

Friday, April 4, 2014

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Salford Council prosecuted after child loses fingertips in school gate

Friday, April 4, 2014

Salford City Council has been fined £20,000 after a six-year-old boy with autism and learning difficulties lost the tips of three fingers when his hand was trapped in a school gate.

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HSE responds to Birmingham Post article: ‘Shambles as library staff unable to reach books’

Friday, April 4, 2014

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Waste firm prosecuted after worker severs fingers in machinery

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Biffa Waste Services Ltd has been fined for safety breaches after a Derby agency worker lost the tips of two fingers in unguarded machinery.

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Company in court after apprentice loses finger

Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Northumberland company has been fined after a worker’s left hand was crushed in machinery leading to the amputation of one of his fingers.

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Illegal gas fitter from Poole left boilers in a dangerous state

Thursday, April 3, 2014

In a prosecution brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Bournemouth Magistrates heard today (5 March) that Mr Yeatman’s substandard work in Poole created a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and of potential fire and explosion within the property.

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Packaging company fined after worker’s leg injury

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

An Essex-based manufacturing company has been sentenced for safety failings after a forklift truck reversed into a delivery driver’s lower leg, fracturing his ankle.

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Cornwall Council and building company fined for worker’s injuries

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cornwall Council and the father and son partners of a local building company have been fined for breaking safety law after the son was seriously injured in a fall through a fragile roof.

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Cylinder firm fined after worker loses lower leg in explosion

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A worker filling gas cylinders had his leg severed below the knee when a faulty cylinder he was filling exploded at Guardian Gas Ltd, Brynmenyn Industrial Estate, Bridgend.

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Staff exposed to danger by East Yorkshire company

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Hull-based company, which operates worldwide, has been prosecuted for neglecting the safety of its staff after an agency worker had an arm crushed when it was dragged into a machine.

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Construction industry workers invited to Staffordshire safety event

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is inviting representatives of the construction industry to a free seminar designed to make sure workers don’t became an injury statistic.

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Firm in court after worker suffered radiation burns

Monday, March 31, 2014

A Hartlepool company has been fined after one of its workers suffered radiation burns while carrying out tests on safety equipment.

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Lancashire recycling firm fined over worker’s injuries

Monday, March 31, 2014

A young worker almost lost his arm when it became trapped in machinery at a recycling plant in Lancashire, a court has heard.

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Developer in court for breaking asbestos safety code

Monday, March 31, 2014

A Bristol property developer has been fined after it exposed employees to asbestos while working on a former Marks and Spencer shop building.

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Proposals to amend PUWER ACOPs

Monday, March 31, 2014

This is a review of the approved codes of practice (ACOP) on the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) (L22); Safe Use of Power Presses (L112) and Safe Use of Woodworking Equipment (L114), with the aim of removing time-limited material and simplifying text. Consultation runs from 31 March to 23 May 2014.

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Portsmouth company in court over asbestos exposure dangers

Monday, March 31, 2014

A Portsmouth demolition firm faced criminal charges in court today (31 March) after stripping more than 50 metres of potentially-deadly asbestos board without a license and potentially putting workers at risk.

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Proposals to replace Construction CDM Regs

Monday, March 31, 2014

Public consultation runs from 31 March to 6 June 2014 – have your say. Key changes include the replacement of the CDM co-ordinator role with a principal designer role within the project team and introducing a duty on information, instruction, training and supervision to replace the duty to assess competence.

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