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Category: Industry

Proposals to amend safety of pressure systems ACOP

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Public consultation runs from 1 September to 13 October 2014 – have your say on the revised version of the ACOP relating to the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 – L122 (PSSR ACOP). The consultation asks specific questions on the new format of the ACOP.

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Footwear and leather health and safety event – Kettering, 9 October 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Organised by the Footwear and Leather Industry Health and Safety Committee (FLIHSC), topics to be covered on the day will include: legionella, occupational disease and managing health and safety.

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Disqualified director and accomplice sentenced over worker death and company deception

Friday, August 29, 2014

A Hampshire businessman, who was disqualified from being a company director, was today jailed for serious fraud and safety offences. A second businessman was given a suspended prison sentence for similar offences.

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Building firm prosecuted after joiner falls through ceiling

Friday, August 29, 2014

A Manchester construction firm has appeared in court over safety failings after a joiner was badly injured when he fell through a ceiling.

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Risk assessments – A brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace

Friday, August 29, 2014

HSE has revised and simplified the 5 Steps. INDG163 ‘Risk assessment – A brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace’ clearly outlines what businesses need to do to assess their workplace risks without creating mountains of meaningless paperwork.

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Hove firm prosecuted after flouting asbestos laws

Friday, August 29, 2014

A Hove-based firm has been fined after it flouted asbestos regulations and removed some of the dangerous material just three weeks after being refused a licence to carry out such work.

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Workers’ health put at risk by Hampshire firm

Friday, August 29, 2014

A Hampshire manufacturer has appeared in court after allowing the health of employees to be put at risk.

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Care home operator fined following resident death

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Hertfordshire care home operator has been fined after a resident with clinical dementia was suffocated by an unsecure wardrobe.

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Cannock scaffolder in court over worker’s fractured skull

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A West Midlands scaffolder has received a four month prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay compensation of £2,500, after a construction worker suffered a fractured skull when a pulley wheel fell seven metres and struck his head. 

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Entertainment industry and CDM regulations

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

In the recent public consultation on HSE’s proposals for revised CDM regulations, a significant number of organisations expressed concerns about the potential impact of CDM application to construction work carried out in some entertainment workplaces. HSE has responded to these concerns in an open letter to entertainment industry stakeholders.

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Safety failures land two Kent companies in court

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Two construction companies have been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was injured in a fall at a site near Canterbury in Kent.

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Building firm director in court over health risk

Friday, August 22, 2014

The director of a Stockport-based building firm has been fined after the health of workers was put at risk for more than three months.

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Edinburgh company fined £12,000 after lorry crushes employee (COPFS release)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

An Edinburgh based pharmaceutical company has pled guilty today at Edinburgh Sheriff Court of failing to ensure the health and safety of an employee when a reversing lorry crushed an employees head and chest resulting in severe injury.

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Brothers given custodial sentence for exposing workers to asbestos

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Two Stoke-on-Trent brothers with little or no experience of building and construction work have been given prison sentences after they exposed workers to asbestos.

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Selkirk company fined £100,000 for death of an employee

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Selkirkshire based company has been found guilty today at Jedburgh Sheriff Court of failing to ensure the health and safety of an employee when they died after becoming trapped between a partition door and a support frame within their Winston Road pr…

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NHS Trust in court after workers potentially exposed to asbestos

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

An NHS Trust has been fined after it was found likely to have exposed workers to potentially fatal asbestos material for more than a decade at its three hospitals in Hertfordshire. 

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Firm fined after dairy worker seriously injured in fall

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A CountyDurham dairy has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker suffered life-changing injuries following a fall. 

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NHS Board sentenced after safety failings led to mental health patient suicide

Monday, August 18, 2014

NHS Ayrshire and Arran Health Board has been fined for serious safety breaches after a mental health patient was able to hang herself.

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Food firm fined for worker’s injuries

Friday, August 15, 2014

A food company has been fined after an agency worker lost the tips of two fingers in unguarded machinery at a Newport bakery. 

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Stonehaven firm fined £240,000 after driver crushed to death

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Stonehaven animal feed company has been fined £240,000 after a lorry driver was crushed to death when a two-tonnes, fully-loaded grain bin fell onto him from a forklift truck.

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