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Builder fined over unsafe roof work in Stalybridge

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Tameside builder has been fined after he allowed workers to carry out unsafe roof work in Stalybridge, despite previously receiving a formal warning about the issue.

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Essex tree surgeon in court after chainsaw fall onto worker

Friday, November 14, 2014

A tree surgeon from Clacton-on-Sea has been fined after he fell nearly four metres, still clutching a running chainsaw, and landed on a colleague as they were pruning a garden tree in Little Oakely, near Harwich.

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Worker’s fall lands Cardiff construction company in court

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Malcolm Milne, 59, from Caldicot, fell approximately 8ft from a single storey roof to the ground when a beam he was standing on gave way at Beach Cliff, Penarth, on 30 January 2013. He spent several days in hospital, was reliant on crutches for five mo…

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Forty per cent of construction sites fail health and safety spot-checks

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

HSE is urging the construction industry to ensure basic health and safety measures are in place after a month long inspection initiative found 40 per cent of sites failing to properly protect workers.

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Agriculture SHADs – new dates added

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) are practical demonstrations covering the everyday hazards that farmers face. Further dates announced for February 2015 – Bury St Edmunds, Holsworthy, Bridgewater, Witney and Hadlow.

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Construction company fined over worker’s serious injuries

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Grimsby construction company has been fined for safety breaches and ordered to pay compensation, after a worker suffered serious leg injuries while installing piles for a new school science block.

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Gamekeeper sentenced for seven wildlife offences

Thursday, November 6, 2014

A 65-year-old north Norfolk gamekeeper has today (Thursday 6 November) been given a suspended prison sentence for seven wildlife offences.   

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South London waste firm’s ‘dismal’ safety record

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A waste firm in south-east London has been prosecuted after repeatedly putting its employees at risk of injury, or even death, from use of heavy machinery that was often left in a dangerous condition.

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Firm fined over building collapse scare in Harrow

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Harrow-based building firm has appeared in court after a botched demolition sent masonry crashing into the kitchen of a neighbouring property, narrowly missing an occupant who had just left the room.

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Scaffold firm owner ‘put lives at risk’

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The owner of a Surrey-based scaffolding firm has been prosecuted after he and an employee were captured on camera balancing on a single rail some nine metres above ground.

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HSE Chair response to Sun story alleging pub chain banned poppies

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

HSE responds to Sun story – “Poppycock: Pubs in ‘safety’ ban on poppies”, 5 November 2014.

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Somerset contractor in court for worker’s injuries in roof fall

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A former Tiverton building firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered severe arm injuries when he fell through an unguarded fragile roof light.

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Senior appointments in HSE

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive has announced two new director appointments. 

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Roof fall put worker in hospital

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A West Yorkshire green energy firm and a solar installer have been prosecuted for safety breaches after a labourer was severely injured when he fell nearly seven metres from a roof.

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Companies prosecuted for safety failings after worker crushed

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Two Derbyshire companies have been fined for safety failings after a worker was crushed whilst dismantling steelwork.

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Vector Aerospace fined after workers’ health suffers

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

An international aerospace company based in Hampshire has been prosecuted after 13 employees were found to be suffering varying degrees of a debilitating nerve condition.

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HSE responds to letter in The Herald that asserts “UK onshore health and safety regulation and enforcement are in meltdown”

Monday, November 3, 2014

HSE acting head of operations (Scotland) responds to letter in The Herald – “Only a public inquiry can properly scrutinise helicopter safety”, 29 October 2014.

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Employer sentenced after elderly worker crushed to death

Monday, November 3, 2014

A Kilmarnock employer has been fined for safety failings after a worker was crushed to death when a heavy gate came off its hinges and fell onto him.

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Safety alert – Tower crane slew brakes

Friday, October 31, 2014

HSE investigations into the collapse of two tower crane jibs has identified that there were problems with adequate maintenance of the slew brake release mechanisms. This alert is to advise owners and users of steps to be taken to ensure that tower crane slew brake release mechanisms are maintained in efficient working order.

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Dangerous roof work caught on camera

Friday, October 31, 2014

A builder has been fined after two of his workers were photographed on a house roof in Burnley without safety measures in place.

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