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Self-employed workers – changes to health and safety law

Thursday, August 20, 2015

From 1 October 2015, if you are self-employed and your work activity poses no potential risk to the health and safety of other workers or members of the public, then health and safety law will not apply to you.

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Construction company fined for insecure site

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A construction company has been fined for safety failings which led to a two-year-old boy wandering onto a building site.

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Food manufacturing company and director sentenced

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A multi million pound turnover food manufacturer and one of its directors have been fined after a worker was crushed by a forklift truck at its Warwickshire factory.

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Two companies fined for serious breaches in the removal of asbestos

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A construction management company and a director of a construction company were fined for serious safety failings whilst working on a construction site at Kensington Church Street, London.

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Company fined after two workers injured by same conveyor

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A waste paper company has been fined for safety failings that led to two workers sustaining arm injuries in separate incidents.

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Animal feed supplier fined for safety failings

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

An animal feed supplier has been fined for safety failings after the company had failed to ensure their fork lift trucks had undergone regular examination, putting employees at risk.

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Gloucester firm fined after elderly tenant put at risk from dangerous gas heater

Monday, August 17, 2015

A Gloucester firm has been sentenced for safety failings after refurbishment work on her home left an elderly tenant at risk from a dangerous gas heater.

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Further HSE enforcement notices issued at Bosley Wood Flour Mill

Monday, August 17, 2015

HSE continues to work closely with Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Services at the Wood Flour Mill in Bosley. 

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EU Biocidal Products Regulations (BPR) – In-situ generation

Friday, August 14, 2015

Information on the provisions, including transitional measures, for in-situ generated active substances under the EU Biocides Regulation 528/2012 (EU BPR).

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RR1057 – Supervisor and team leader competence in roadside waste and recycling collection

Friday, August 14, 2015

The aim of the project was to identify the competencies required for roadside waste and recycling collection supervisors/team leaders to manage the health and safety of their crews, and to ascertain whether current training provided an adequate basis for these competencies to be developed.

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Engineering firm fined over safety breach

Friday, August 14, 2015

A north east engineering firm has been fined for deliberately compromising the safety guards on machinery for production reasons.

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Oil plant operator sentenced over safety failure

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The operators of the Grangemouth Oil Refinery were sentenced today for safety failings relating to an incident in which a worker was injured at the plant. 

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RR1059 – A test method for assessing the performance of oil mist detectors

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Ignition of flammable mists, particularly oil mist, can occur in offshore locations such as gas turbine enclosures, diesel engine rooms and platform legs present a significant major accident hazard potential. This work aims to produce a test method capable of assessing the effectiveness of oil mist detection under conditions typical of those found in practice.

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Safety alert – ‘Norfolk Range’ large wheeled dry powder fire extinguishers manufactured before 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Norfolk Range large dry powder fire extinguishers, manufactured before 2009 by UK Fire International Ltd, may be affected by moisture ingress at a threaded joint at the base of the unit, rendering the unit inoperable.

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HSE enforcement notices issued as part of the investigation at the Wood Flour Mill, Bosley

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

HSE continues to work closely with Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Services at the Wood Flour Mill in Bosley. 

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Councils sentenced over safety breaches in Stonehaven pool incident

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Two Scottish councils were fined today after an incident in which a child was found at the bottom of a local swimming pool. 

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Firm fined for worker’s death at paper mill

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A company has been fined following the death of a worker who became trapped in unguarded machinery at a Devon paper mill.

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Timber manufacturer fined after employee suffers severe hand injuries

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A timber gate manufacturer in Daventry has been fined after a young employee lost two fingers on his left hand while working on machinery.

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UKNSG – Working safely with Nanomaterials: an update – London, 9 September 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Event sees launch of the revised guidance ‘Working Safely with Nanomaterials’ and leading experts and practitioners in nanosafety will provide an update on most recent knowledge, methods and techniques for working safely with nanomaterials in laboratories.

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NASHICS: National Learning & Development Forum 2015 – Stratford-upon-Avon, 10 September 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

This forum, run by the National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHICS), is for everyone with a responsibility for health and safety in social care. Topics to be covered include fire safety, whistle-blowing, regulation, violence, employee wellbeing, enforcement and telecare technology.

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