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Roofing firm in court after teenager breaks back in fall

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A building firm has been fined £10,000 after a 17-year-old mental health patient broke her back and pelvis when she fell over six metres from the roof of the Royal Preston Hospital in Fullwood.

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Appeal to North West employers as new figures underline importance of workplace safety

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Britain’s safety watchdog is marking its 40th anniversary with an appeal for North West businesses to make the wellbeing of workers their top priority for the new financial year.

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Appeal to employers in the East of England as new figures underline importance of workplace safety

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Safety watchdog the Health and Safety Executive is marking its 40th anniversary with an appeal for East of England* businesses to make the wellbeing of workers their top priority for the new financial year.

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Life-changing injuries of two employees lead to court for Newport company

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A Newport roller manufacturer has been fined after two employees suffered life-changing injuries whilst operating rotating machinery.

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L149 – The Mines Regulations 2014: Guidance on Regulations

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Mines Regulations 2014 came into force on 6 April 2015, and replace all previous health and safety mining law. This guidance now applies and is for anyone who has duties under the Mines Regulations 2014, primarily mine operators. It will also be useful for others in the mine management structure.

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Building company fined after employee struck by digger bucket

Monday, January 12, 2015

RMC Building and Civil Engineering Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following an investigation into the incident at the Longleat Estate in Warminster.

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£150,000 fine for Chessington over youngster’s severe injuries

Monday, January 12, 2015

Chessington World of Adventures was today (12 Jan) sentenced for safety failings that led to a four-year-old girl suffering life-changing head injuries when she fell from a raised walkway while queuing for a ride.

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Farmer in court over driver’s electrocution

Monday, January 12, 2015

A Salisbury farm owner has been fined after an HGV driver was electrocuted while making a delivery to his farm.

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DHL in court after employee suffered life-changing injuries

Monday, January 12, 2015

Global courier firm DHL has been sentenced for safety failings after an HGV driver was run over by his own vehicle at a depot in Bedfordshire.

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L153 – Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015: Draft guidance

Friday, January 9, 2015

Subject to Parliamentary approval, new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) will come into force on 6 April 2015.

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Sheffield firm owner in court for repeat safety breach

Friday, January 9, 2015

A Sheffield businessman has been fined after he failed to heed warnings from safety experts to properly guard dangerous machinery.

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HSE publishes draft guidance in preparation for the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

Friday, January 9, 2015

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today published draft guidance on the legal requirements in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015).  

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Worktop firm in court after man loses finger in unguarded machine

Friday, January 9, 2015

A worktop manufacturer has been fined after an employee had to have two fingers amputated when they came into contact with an unguarded cutting blade.

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Waste company fined over worker’s life-changing injuries

Thursday, January 8, 2015

A nationwide waste management company has been told to pay nearly £170,000 for safety failings after an employee suffered multiple injuries when he was crushed between a truck and a skip at a site in Essex.

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Crown Censure for Highways Agency following traffic officer’s death

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Highways Agency was today (8 Jan) issued with a Crown Censure – the equivalent of a criminal prosecution – for safety failings after an experienced Traffic Officer was struck and killed by a car that went out of control on the M25.

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Essex construction firm in court for health and safety breach

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

An Essex construction firm has been fined for failing to provide adequate sanitation facilities for its workers.

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Manufacturing firm fined over worker’s death

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A West Yorkshire company has been sentenced after a worker died when he was crushed beneath a one tonne silo of varnish that slid from the tines of a forklift truck and toppled onto him.

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Court for chocolate maker over worker’s injury

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A Leeds-based chocolate and fudge manufacturer has been fined after an employee lost a thumb while cleaning an unguarded stirring machine.

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Dangerous scaffold costs Portsmouth firm owner

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The owner of a small construction firm in Portsmouth has been fined after he erected a series of scaffolds in and around the town over several months in late 2013 that were riddled with dangerous faults.

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Kent contractors fined for safety dangers

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A Kent-based company has been prosecuted for serious safety breaches after exposing workers to unnecessary dangers.

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