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Waste recycling firm sentenced over young worker’s death

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A Bridgend recycling firm has been ordered to pay £250,000 in fines and £53,100 in costs after a 21 year-old worker was crushed to death when he was struck by a skip lorry on a weighbridge he was cleaning.

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City council fined after teenager suffers electric shock at skate park

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Newport City Council has been sentenced for safety failings after a teenager had to have a finger amputated following an electric shock at a skate park.

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Firm fined for Leicester Square cable strike

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The principal contractor for a major project to renovate the public areas of Leicester Square has been fined for safety failings after a worker was caught in an explosion after striking a concealed live electricity cable.

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Safer sites initiative 2013 – image gallery 2

Monday, September 23, 2013

The ‘Safer sites’ construction initiative is about to enter its final week, check out our image gallery of good and bad practice.

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Pharmaceutical company fined £100,000 after man sprayed by toxic chemical

Friday, September 20, 2013

A North East pharmaceutical company has been fined for a serious safety breach which left a worker fighting for his life in hospital.

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Runcorn boat manufacturer in court after employee crushed

Friday, September 20, 2013

A Runcorn-based boat manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s head was crushed against the top of a lorry container.

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Offshore events – Aberdeen 9 October 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

Steve Walker HSE Energy Division Will be speaking at an IChemE/IOSH/SaRS (Safety & Reliability Society) joint technical event in Aberdeen on 9 October on the ‘Implications arising from Piper Alpha 25 years on, and current offshore challenges’.

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Cumbrian window firm fined over severed fingers

Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Cumbrian manufacturer of wooden doors and window frames has been fined for safety failings after an employee’s fingers were severed by a rotating saw.

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Fines imposed for asbestos exposure at former factory in Poole

Thursday, September 19, 2013

A company in Poole has been fined for safety breaches after exposing workers to potentially fatal asbestos at a disused tile factory in the town.

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Builder pays price for unsafe work

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The owner of a Leeds building firm has appeared in court after two workers were injured, one seriously, when they fell from a mezzanine floor they were dismantling.

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Fire fighters industrial action – advice for businesses

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Fire Brigade Union (FBU) have announced their intention to take strike action, the first strike will commence in England and Wales only on 25 September 2013 from midday to 4.00pm.

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Hampshire firm in court after worker’s fall

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A south-west Hampshire firm has been fined after an employee fractured his forearm in a two metre fall from an unguarded office roof that had been used to store boxes.

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Safer sites initiative 2013 – video: ‘Turning concern into action’

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

As HSE’s campaign targeting poor standards and unsafe practices on Britain’s construction sites continues, this short film serves as a timely and poignant reminder of the consequences of failing to keep people safe at work.

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Safer sites initiative 2013 – image gallery

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

See some of the photographs taken by Inspectors undertaking unannounced ‘spot checks’ on repair and refurbishment works during the first few weeks of the Construction Initiative 2013/14.

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Proposed Eighth Amendment to Annex I of Regulation (EC) No. 689/2008

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive is seeking views on a proposal from the European Commission to amend Annex I of the Export and Import of Dangerous Chemicals Regulation (EC) 689/2008, which is commonly known as the EU Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation.

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Fines imposed for asbestos exposure at redundant Dairy Crest site

Monday, September 16, 2013

Dairy Crest Limited and a Manchester welding company have been fined for exposing employees to potentially fatal asbestos containing material at an industrial site in Devon.

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Roofing firm in court over Chorley school roof fall

Monday, September 16, 2013

A roofing firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker sustained severe injuries when he fell through a primary school roof in Chorley.

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Southport firm sentenced over teenage biker’s death

Friday, September 13, 2013

A Southport firm has been ordered to pay more than £100,000 in fines and costs following the death of a teenager who came off his motorbike when it collided with a metal cable strung between two trees.

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Norwich director gets suspended prison and community service for dangerous electrics

Friday, September 13, 2013

The director of a Norwich giftware manufacturing company has been given a suspended six-month prison sentence and 180 hours of community service for safety failings in relation to electrical systems at the company’s premises.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’: The way forward – leadership

Friday, September 13, 2013

The way in which all parts of the offshore industry has responded to the Shetland helicopter ditching is important – they have shown leadership in taking the initial decision to suspend flights and in the subsequent decision to reinstate them.

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