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Firm sentenced after tractor wheel fell on worker

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

An Angus company has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker suffered severe crush injuries when a tractor wheel fell on him.

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Company in court for ignoring safety risks

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A stone quarrying company in Portland has been fined for safety breaches after a worker fell more than four metres onto a concrete floor, suffering a broken hip and head injuries, while replacing roof lights on a fragile roof.

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County Durham firm in court after worker loses leg

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

An agency worker was left with life-changing injuries when his leg had to be amputated after he was crushed between a moving vehicle and a water tank.

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Narrow escape for teenage worker in four metre fall

Monday, April 14, 2014

A 16-year-old apprentice had a lucky escape from serious injury after falling four metres through a fragile rooflight at a farm in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, a court has heard.

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Removals company fined after worker’s foot injury

Friday, April 11, 2014

A nationwide removals and storage company has been sentenced for safety failings after a forklift truck reversed into a worker at an Essex site, causing serious injuries.

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HSE publishes local government sensible risk web pages

Friday, April 11, 2014

HSE has published new web resources on sensible risk management for local government. These web pages build on HSE’s approach to dealing with health and safety myths through the Myth Busters Challenge Panel.

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Council in court after death of pensioner

Friday, April 11, 2014

Glasgow City Council has been fined £20,000 following the death of a pensioner after he was struck by a reversing refuse vehicle in the city centre.

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Bolton charity in court after child loses finger in school door

Friday, April 11, 2014

A Bolton charity has been prosecuted for safety failings after a nine-year-old boy with autism lost a finger when his left hand became trapped in a school door.

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Denbigh factory workers exposed to high lead levels

Friday, April 11, 2014

Nine workers at a ceramic tile factory in North Wales had levels of lead in their blood above national safety limits putting them at risk of serious health problems, a court has been told.

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CONIAC meeting minutes – 20 November 2013

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Minutes of the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) meeting held on 20 November 2013, now available.

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Court action after unsafe wall collapsed onto homeowner

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Huddersfield builder has been prosecuted for safety breaches that led to a 61-year-old woman being badly injured when a wall collapsed in her garden.

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RR1003 – Further development of the Variable MAC (VMAC) tool

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Manual handling of loads in picking warehouses is a common operation that involves lifting tasks of variable frequency and load. HSE’s Manual handling Assessment Charts (MAC) are not suitable for assessing such tasks. The ‘Variable Mac’ (VMAC) tool has recently been developed to address this issue although further development was required.

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L148 – Safety in docks: Approved Code of Practice and guidance

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

This publication covers safety in dock operations and is aimed at those who have a duty to comply with provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act. This includes people who control dock premises, suppliers of plant and equipment, dock employers, managers, safety officers, safety representatives and workers.

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New guidance for the safety of dock workers

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive, has worked with Port Skills and Safety and Unite the union to produce a new, simpler Approved Code of Practice and signposting guidance document for the docks industry.

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Ports and docks website and guidance update

Monday, April 7, 2014

The ports and docks website has been updated to include the following resources: Safety in docks ACOP (L148), Freight container approval – Arrangements in Great Britain (the Green Guide) and Freight container examination schemes or programmes – Conditions for approval (the Yellow Guide).

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Gwent property company and director in court for safety neglect

Friday, April 4, 2014

A Gwent-based property development company and its director have been fined for putting the lives of workers at serious risk through unsafe roof work.

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House builder fined after construction worker seriously injured in fall

Friday, April 4, 2014

A Tyneside house builder has been fined after a worker was seriously injured in a fall when a temporary handrail gave way as she leant on it.

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Roof fall lands Leicestershire firm in court

Friday, April 4, 2014

A Leicestershire roofing company has been fined after a worker was injured when he fell more than five metres through a fragile roof light.

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HSE responds to letter in Blackpool Gazette on Fracking regulations

Friday, April 4, 2014

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Salford Council prosecuted after child loses fingertips in school gate

Friday, April 4, 2014

Salford City Council has been fined £20,000 after a six-year-old boy with autism and learning difficulties lost the tips of three fingers when his hand was trapped in a school gate.

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