A civil engineering firm has been prosecuted after a construction worker had his left leg broken by the whiplash of an industrial hose being used in a tunnelling project beneath the Dorchester Hotel in central London.
An Ilkeston food company has been fined after an employee severed the tip of his finger in a mincing machine. He required emergency surgery at hospital and was off work for three weeks before later retiring.
HSE has launched consultations on the revised content of two Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs). Changes to the ACOPs Workplace health, safety and welfare regulations (L24) and Safety in the installation and use of gas systems and appliances (L56) have been developed by HSE and industry stakeholders. Consultations ends on 30 July 2013.
A Swanley firm has been prosecuted after a worker at its warehouse was injured after being crushed between a forklift truck and a pallet of paper goods.
Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is holding a formal 3-month consultation period in order to provide the opportunity for interested parties to comment upon Wylfa’s application and decommissioning project.
This consultative document invites views on the revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L24 – “Workplace health, safety and welfare”. The consultation aims to establish if the changes make it easier for employers to understand and meet their legal obligations. The consultation began on 7 May and will close on 30 July.
CD252 – Consultation on proposals for a revised Approved Code of Practice on “Safe installation and use of gas systems and appliances” (L56)
This consultative document invites views on the revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L56 – “Safe installation and use of gas systems and appliances”. The revised ACOP and guidance has been prepared by HSE in consultation with representatives from across the gas industry. The consultation began on 7 May and will close on the 30July.
HSE will be represented at Safety and Health Expo 2013, the annual exhibition for the occupational safety and health industry. The HSE will be situated in Hall 1, stand G20, operational and policy staff, will be on hand to discuss health and safety concerns and key developments such as HSE’s new guidance for SMEs.
HSE has responded to a column in the Dorset Echo penned by Paul Millard of the Country Land & Business Association (30 April) criticising HSE’s approach to the use of ‘second generation’ rat poisons.
The work detailed in this report is the third phase of MEWPs research and has aimed to capture end users knowledge in relation to the key risk factors for entrapment/crushing whilst operating MEWPS, using insights gained from their experiences of incidents and near misses. The findings will influence ongoing inspection work and inform sector guidance.
This alert informs designers, manufacturers and suppliers of stone or artificial stone fireplace surrounds of the need to provide adequate fixings and fixing options as well as detailed instructions on their safe assembly.
A large butchery firm in Lewisham has been fined for safety failings after an employee sliced his forearm because his safety gloves offered insufficient protection.
This report identifies accidents involving MEWPs and analyses common factors found. The work has focused on MEWP occupants being trapped against overhead or adjacent objects whilst in the platform of the MEWP, particularly when the operator becomes trapped over the controls (sustained involuntary operation of control).
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The Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA), an executive agency of DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), has been censured for safety failings relating to the control of biological agents at facilities in Devon and Surrey.
A Bradford man may need to have his foot and lower leg amputated as a result of a crush injury caused by the safety failures of his employers more than a year ago.
Fire dampers are used widely offshore as components of heating and ventilation systems yet the testing regime in place is inappropriate for offshore, where the possibility of hydrocarbon releases leading to a jet fire is high. In this report HSL have developed and proposed a new test and demonstrated its practicability.
A building contractor has been fined after two pensioners were hit by a hoarding that collapsed in high winds.
A maintenance engineer lost the tips of two fingers when they became caught in machinery in a Plymouth factory, a court heard today.
A chemical firm has been fined £120,000 after an employee sustained severe burns when he was engulfed by a fireball at a factory in Wirral.