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Worker injures hand in unguarded machinery

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A supplier of dried fruit, nuts and seeds was fined after a worker was injured in a machinery incident. 

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Worker injures hand on unguarded machinery

Monday, October 12, 2015

A national company specialising in products and services to rural communities was fined after a worker was injured in a woodworking machinery incident.

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Agency worker suffers injuries from unguarded machinery

Monday, October 12, 2015

A furniture manufacturer was fined after a worker suffered injuries to his hand while cleaning an unguarded machine.

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Machinery Series: Machinery Risk Assessment Essentials – Buxton (HSL), 10 November 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015

This training course gives delegates practical hands-on experience of conducting a machinery risk assessment using structured techniques and is aimed primarily at machinery users, maintenance engineers, designers and project engineers.

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Machinery Series: PUWER – Buxton (HSL), 9 November 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015

This course covers those activities regulated by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and provides delegates with a thorough knowledge of this legislation. The course will also give practical advice on how to evaluate the safety of existing machines and how to measure and evaluate noise and vibration risks.

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Engineering safety topics – The use of emery cloth on metalworking lathes

Friday, October 9, 2015

Every year there are serious accidents involving the use of emery cloth on metalworking lathes. This page highlights acceptable and unacceptable methods of use and provides further detailed information in the form of a guidance sheet.

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INDG439 – Reducing manual handling risks in carpet retail (rev1)

Friday, October 9, 2015

This guidance is about the risk of manual handling injury in carpet retail. It is aimed at manufacturers, delivery staff and carpet retailers. It outlines the legal requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and includes information on the most common manual handling risks when moving carpets. 

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INDG470 – Handling newspaper and magazine bundles

Friday, October 9, 2015

This leaflet is aimed at employers and others involved in the production and distribution of newspaper and magazine bundles and includes advice for newsagents. It includes guidance on the task, the load, the working environment and individual capability as well as specific advice on loading vehicles, moving loads and making up orders.

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Saw mill fined after employee suffers severe hand injuries

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A saw mill in Kettering was fined after an employee suffered a serious injury to his left hand.

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Contractor’s neglect of safety leads to £16,000 in fines

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A specialist piling contractor has been fined after it was found to be operating a powerful rig without a safety guard around the rotating auger.

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HSG176 – Storage of flammable liquids in tanks (Second edition)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

This guidance applies to above and below ground fixed bulk storage tanks. It applies to premises where flammable liquids are stored in individual tanks or groups of tanks. The guidance has been updated to align with the recommendations of the Buncefield report.

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HSG51 – Storage of flammable liquids in containers (Third edition)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

This guidance is for those responsible for the safe storage of flammable liquids in containers at the workplace. The guidance now contains discrete topic areas which outline the potential risks and recommended control measures for a number of different types of business.

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HSG140 – Safe use and handling of flammable liquids (Second edition)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

This guidance explains the fire and explosion hazards associated with flammable liquids and will help you determine how to control the risks in your workplace. This revision incorporates information and cites relevant standards in relation to publications which have been withdrawn.

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Manufacturing firm fined after worker was injured in machinery

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A company that manufactures heat recovery units has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered an injury to his left hand.

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Steel frame company fined for safety failings

Monday, October 5, 2015

A company that erects steel frames has been fined for safety failings while cladding a steel framed building.

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Turban-wearing Sikhs – extension of head protection exemption

Friday, October 2, 2015

The exemption for turban-wearing Sikhs from the need to wear head protection has been extended from construction sites to all workplaces, with some limited exceptions. The change applies solely to turban-wearing Sikhs and relates to head protection only.

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Hydraulic company sentenced after employee loses sight in one eye

Friday, October 2, 2015

A Clitheroe hydraulic cylinder manufacturer has been fined for serious safety breaches after an employee was badly injured when he was struck in the face during a test procedure.

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Global firms sentenced after worker killed

Friday, October 2, 2015

Two global companies have been sentenced after a worker was killed and another seriously injured during construction of an offshore wind farm. 

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Restaurant owner fined over employer liability insurance

Thursday, October 1, 2015

A restaurant owner has been fined for failing to provide Employers’ Liability Compulsory Insurance (ELCI). 

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Soup company sentenced over worker’s life-changing injuries

Thursday, October 1, 2015

One of the UK’s most well-known food manufacturers was today sentenced after a worker suffered severe injuries while working on one of its production lines. 

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