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Category: Industry

Council sentenced after vulnerable man choked to death

Friday, January 8, 2016

A council has been prosecuted after the death of a vulnerable day visitor to one of its care centres.

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Construction firms fined over electric shocks to workers

Friday, January 8, 2016

Two companies have been sentenced after a construction worker suffered life changing injuries when he received an electric shock from an overhead power line.

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CDM 2015 and the entertainment industry

Friday, January 8, 2016

This website provides guidance to help those in the entertainment industry understand what they need to do to comply with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015).  

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Housing trust in court after mower mangles worker’s hand

Thursday, January 7, 2016

A Tameside housing trust has been fined after a worker suffered severe injuries to his left hand when it was struck by a metal blade on a ride-on mower. 

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Charitable trust and contractor fined for asbestos safety failings

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

 A charitable trust and a contractor it employed has been fined for safety failings after disturbing asbestos and continuing to work in a building. 

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Shropshire man prosecuted after employee suffers extensive injuries

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The owner of a Shropshire haulage and shot blasting company has been prosecuted for safety failings after an employee suffered extensive injuries in an unguarded machine. 

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Coachbuilder fined over worker injury

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A Cheshire coachbuilding firm has been fined after a worker sustained injuries to his hand when using an unguarded planer. 

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Firm fined after worker struck by bus

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A company contracted to lay a pipe under a road surface was sentenced today after a court heard it failed to keep and maintain a save place of work, resulting in an injury to a worker.

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Firms fined after asbestos failings

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A food company and their contractor have been fined after asbestos was disturbed during building work and only identified by chance when an asbestos removal contractor attended site. 

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Plastics industry – updated information sheets

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The plastics processing series of HSE information sheets have been revised and updated. They give advice on safe use of machinery, reducing hand knife injuries and controlling fume during plastics processing.

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Companies sentenced over death of scaffolder

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Two companies have been fined a total of £1.3million following the death of a scaffolder who was just weeks away from his wedding day.

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Failure to plan on multi-storey refurbishment put over 100 lives at risk

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Company carrying out construction work to convert an eight storey former Ford office block into 384 flats has been prosecuted for safety failings that put many at risk.

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Companies sentenced over worker injury

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

 Two companies have been fined after a worker suffered serious head injuries when he fell during loading operations.

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RR1072 – Investigations into the immediate and underlying causes of failures of offshore riser emergency shutdown valves

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Riser emergency shutdown valve (RESDV) failures, whether arising from a test or a real demand, are reportable to HSE under RIDDOR and a preliminary survey found approximately 180 cases of failure. Given the criticality of RESDVs to offshore safety, it was determined that the reasons for these occurrences should be investigated.

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Worker injured from safety failings at concrete manufacturers

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A company manufacturing precast concrete panels was fined after a worker was injured while loading freestanding concrete units onto a vehicle.

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RR1062 – Health and safety in schools: exploring the perceptions of HSE’s communications to promote and support sensible risk management

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

This research was commissioned to explore the viewpoints of school staff responsible for managing day-to-day health and safety in schools. This study explored what guidance schools use to support their management of health and safety and, in particular, examined how HSE’s education-specific materials were used.

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Total E&P UK Ltd received record fine following largest ever North Sea gas release

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Oil and gas production company Total E&P UK Ltd has been fined a record £1.125 million at the Sheriff Court in Aberdeen after it admitted failures that led to largest release of gas on record from the Elgin Offshore platform.

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Two companies fined for safety failings after two separate incidents

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tata Chemicals Europe Limited and Capper Industrial Contractors have been fined following safety failings on two separate occasions.

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Machinery series: Machinery risk assessment essentials – Birmingham, 27 January 2016

Monday, December 21, 2015

This training course gives delegates practical hands-on experience of conducting a machinery risk assessment using structured techniques.

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Respirable crystalline silica (RCS): Health surveillance and exposure control – Buxton, 27 January 2016

Monday, December 21, 2015

This one-day course will deal with background issues, current practice and how things are changing in relation to health surveillance, particularly in light of new HSE guidance. It will also provide information about controlling RCS exposures in the workplace.

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