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Legionnaires’ disease: The hidden killer in water systems – Harrogate, 26 February 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

This ‘Free’ event is primarily aimed at SME’s such as hotels, guest houses, caravan parks, care providers, residential and nursing homes, leisure facilities, schools etc. but will be of interest to any business where there is a reasonably foreseeable legionella risk from your water systems.

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Repairs to fork arms of fork-lift trucks

Monday, February 3, 2014

This guidance provides information regarding the repair of fork arms of fork-lift trucks (FLT), and alerts all to certain bad practices which may cause FLT arms to fail.

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Clampdown on poor welfare on West Midlands construction sites

Monday, February 3, 2014

Poor standards of welfare and unsafe work on building sites in the West Midlands will be targeted this month as part of an annual push to reduce death, injury and ill health in the industry.

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Engaging Arboricultural Contractors Safety and Health Awareness Day – Stonleigh, 18 March 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

The programme (one full day), will comprise presentations and practical demonstrations covering a broad range of topics, including Health and Safety Regulations, training and certification and safe use of chainsaws during tree work.

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Free Forestry Safety and Health Awareness Days – 18 & 25 March 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

HSE has again teamed up with the Forestry Commission to host the events, which are dedicated to raising awareness of important health and safety issues specific to the forestry industry.

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Firm fined £250,000 over worker fall death at Wythenshawe warehouse

Friday, January 31, 2014

A logistics firm has been fined £250,000 after a worker was killed when he fell through a warehouse roof in Wythenshawe.

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Worker died after fall through roof light

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A scaffolder died when he fell eight metres through a fragile roof light while working on top of a chemical store at a creamery in Cornwall.

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Packaging specialist fined for guarding failings

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The UK division of a global packaging company has been fined for safety failings after a long-serving worker lost a finger in an unguarded chain on a machine.

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Company fined after worker loses finger in unguarded machine

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Birmingham company that manufactures components for the roofing and cladding industry has been fined after an employee had to have part of his finger amputated when it was crushed in an unguarded machine.

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Fitting firm fined over severe head injury

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Bedfordshire fitting company has been fined for safety failings after a worker sustained a serious head injury in a preventable fall from a temporary scaffolding platform in Kensington.

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Firm fined after worker loses thumb and finger

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A County Durham-based timber processing and haulage firm has been fined for putting workers at risk after an employee’s hand was badly injured by a poorly guarded saw.

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Work at height – new microsite launched

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This new site shows what you, as an employer, need to do to protect your employees when they work at height. It replaces the guidance previously available in our Falls microsite.

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INDG455 – Safe use of ladders and stepladders: A brief guide

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This leaflet gives advice to employers, employees and self-employed people on simple, sensible precautions to take when using ladders and stepladders to work at height. This leaflet replaces INDG402 Safe use of ladders and stepladders: An employers’ guide, INDG403 A toolbox talk on leaning ladder and stepladder safety and INDG405 Top tips for ladder and stepladder safety.

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INDG401 – Work at height Regulations 2005 (as amended): A brief guide

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This recently revised brief guide describes what employers need to do to protect their employees from falls from height. Falls from height are one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities and major injuries.

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Overhaul of guidance to help 10 million working at height

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has overhauled its guidance for working at height, setting out in clear, simple terms what to do and what not to do – and debunking common myths that can confuse and mislead employers.

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Firm in court after worker loses lower leg

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

An engineering firm has been fined after a worker’s lower leg was badly crushed in an unguarded machine.

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HSE responds to Morpeth Herald article; Health and Safety madness risks lives

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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Consultation on proposal to extend head-protection exemption to turban-wearing Sikhs

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

HSE is proposing to make an amendment to extend the exemption in the Employment Act 1989, S11 so that turban wearing Sikhs in any industry will be exempt from the need to wear head-protection. Consultation began on 27 January 2014 and will end on 7 February 2014.

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Contractor in court for ignoring safety risks

Monday, January 27, 2014

A self-employed building contractor from Chippenham has been fined for exposing workers to serious risk of injury after they were seen working on a barn roof with nothing to guard against a fall.

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Safety failings led to worker’s serious hand injury

Monday, January 27, 2014

A Hengoed-based company has been sentenced after an employee’s left hand was crushed when it was drawn into a two centimetre gap between the rollers of a printing machine.

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