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Council fined after man killed by swing barrier

Friday, September 11, 2015

North Lincolnshire Council has been fined after a man died when his car drove into a horizontal swing barrier gate to a car park at a sports ground.

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Jaguar Land Rover in court over Halewood death

Friday, September 11, 2015

 Car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has been sentenced for safety breaches discovered during an investigation into a death of a worker at its Merseyside plant. 

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Tape supplier fined after worker injured

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A tape supply company has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered crush injuries to his hand whilst operating a cutting press.

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Automotive components company find after worker injured

Thursday, September 10, 2015

An automotive components company from West Midlands has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered crush injuries after entering a guarded area of a machine. 

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Woodham Ferrers firm fined for ignoring safety law

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A Cheltenham firm has been fined a total of £15,000 for repeatedly failing to have its systems on its local exhaust ventilation (LEV) system for extracting wood dust and lifting equipment on its rider operated trucks thoroughly examined.

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Polythene firm sentenced over employee’s life changing injuries

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Widnes film polythene manufacturer has been fined a total of £40,000 for serious safety breaches after an employee was badly injured when he became trapped in a machine. 

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HSE is recruiting for the role of HM Inspector of Health and Safety

Monday, September 7, 2015

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a world-class health and safety regulator. Various locations across Great Britain – apply now. Close date for applications, Friday 25 September 2015.

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Construction company fined for gas safety failings

Thursday, September 3, 2015

A company that constructs extensions to houses has been fined after incorrectly working on gas flue, potentially putting lives at risk as harmful could have seeped back into the house.

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Recycling firm sentenced over safety failing after death of father of six

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A waste recycling firm has been sentenced after admitting safety failings related to a worker being killed at its premises in Batley.

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Wiring manufacturer in court for worker injuries

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A wiring manufacturer has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he was caught in machinery at their site in Doncaster.

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Solar panel installation company fined after worker falls through roof-light

Monday, August 31, 2015

A company that installs solar panels has been fined after a worker fell through a roof-light whilst installing solar panels on the roof of a barn at a property in Newton Stewart.

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Brothers sentenced over unsafe work at height

Friday, August 28, 2015

Two brothers have been fined for allowing employees to work at height unsafely after workers were spotted while building an agricultural farm building in Lewes. 

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Bedfordshire manufacturer in court for worker injuries

Friday, August 28, 2015

A Bedfordshire manufacturer has been fined after two workers were seriously injured in separate incidents at its Dunstable factory.

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Coatings firm in court for legionella failings

Friday, August 28, 2015

An international engineering firm, which refurbishes turbine blades, has been fined for failing to manage the risk to public and employees to potentially fatal legionella bacteria. 

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Council fined for safety failings after child was injured

Friday, August 28, 2015

Doncaster Council has been fined after an 8-year-old girl suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured hip, when a wooden hoarding was blown onto the pavement during high winds.

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Paulamar Company fined over worker injuries

Friday, August 28, 2015

A manufacturer of foam plastics and rubber materials was sentenced today after admitting safety failing leading to a teenage worker being permanently disfigured. 

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BOHS: Breathe Freely – Regional events – 9, 15 & 23 September 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

BOHS is running three, free to attend, regional events in September, on preventing lung disease in the construction industry. Part of the Breathe Freely initiative, they and are aimed at anyone in construction with an interest in, or responsibility for, protecting workers’ health.

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Deeside man fined over safety breaches

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A contractor was today fined after admitting unsafe work at height practices and insurance breaches. 

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Company fined for safety failings leading to risk of Legionella

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A steel coating company has been fined for failing to manage the risks from legionella bacteria at two cooling towers over a period of five years. 

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National Fork Lift Safety Month: 1-30 September 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fork lift trucks remain the UK’s most dangerous type of workplace transport. Throughout September’s Safety Month – or Safetember – the Fork Lift Truck Association will be making a compendium of free resources and guides available via its website.

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