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INDG177 – Gamekeeping and deer farming (revised)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

This guidance is for employers and others whose work involves moorland and lowland gamekeeping (including deer stalking and the work of water bailiffs and ghillies) and deer farming.

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Roofing firm fined for ladder fall death

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A roofing company has been fined for safety failings after a worker fell to his death from an unsuitable and badly maintained ladder at a Milton Keynes home.

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British Lung Foundation Campaign – ‘Take 5 and stay alive’

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Asbestos is the biggest on the job killer of trades people in the UK. The British Lung Foundation has identified 5 steps for tradesmen to follow to give them the tools to act responsibly, help them identify asbestos wherever and in whatever form it might be present, and know how to deal with it safely.

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L24 – Workplace health, safety and welfare: ACOP and guidance (revised)

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 cover a wide range of basic health, safety and welfare issues and apply to most workplaces (except those involving construction, those on a ship, or those below ground at a mine). This revised publication includes the Regulations in full, the Approved Code of Practice and guidance.

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Bolton recycling firm in court over steel beam injuries

Friday, November 15, 2013

A recycling firm in Bolton has been fined after an employee was badly injured when he was struck by a steel beam weighing more than 100kg.

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Sawmill sentenced after worker suffers horrific injury

Friday, November 15, 2013

An Elgin sawmill has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker suffered horrific injuries to his arm when it was pulled into unguarded machinery.

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School and glass contractor fined for asbestos failings

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Birmingham academy and a glass company have been fined for failing to properly manage refurbishment works and exposing workers to asbestos.

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Surrey firm in court after worker seriously injured

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Surrey-based building materials firm has been fined after a worker had both legs broken when he was struck by a falling 400kg metal track.

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Scenery collapse turns into drama for worker

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A specialist company that makes scenery for London’s theatres and international fashion shows has been prosecuted after a carpenter was struck by a falling piece of a mock log cabin set.

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Safety alert – Use of chain flail/non standard cutting attachments on brush cutters

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The European Commission (DG Enterprise and Industry) has required Member States to prohibit the placing on the market of flail-type cutting attachments consisting of several linked metal parts (e.g. chains) for portable hand-held brush cutters.

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Recycling company fined £200,000 after worker hit by vehicle

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A wood recycling company has been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was killed after being struck by a loading vehicle and run over.

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Contractors fined after worker fell from roof

Friday, November 8, 2013

A construction company and a sub-contractor from Bolton have been fined after inadequate scaffolding led to a worker falling from a roof and suffering a fractured skull and broken back.

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Road maintenance firm in court after motorcyclist paralysed

Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Wolverhampton-based road maintenance firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a motorcyclist suffered devastating injuries and was left paralysed after a collision with traffic signs.

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Firm fined after chimney sweep injured in fall

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Clackmannanshire firm has been fined for safety failings after a chimney sweep fell from the chimney stack of a two storey house in Falkirk.

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Building firm in court over worker’s multiple injuries

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A North Yorkshire-based construction company has admitted safety failings that led to one of its employees suffering a fractured skull and eight broken ribs in a four-metre fall.

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Consultation on REACH – Dichloromethane paint-strippers

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

This consultation seeks views on an amendment to the REACH Enforcement Regulations 2008, on a proposal to allow for the continued use of paint-strippers containing the substance dichloromethane (DCM), under certain conditions.

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Partnership fined after Norfolk worker severs hand

Monday, November 4, 2013

A Norfolk worker was seriously injured when his hand and arm were pulled into a polishing lathe, a court heard today.

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Council fined after school janitor loses toe

Monday, November 4, 2013

Fife Council has been fined for health and safety failings after a school janitor was injured while undertaking chainsaw work.

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Care home operator fined following death of resident

Friday, November 1, 2013

A healthcare firm has been fined for safety failings after a resident suffering from dementia fell to his death from a first floor window of an Essex nursing home.

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Timber firm fined after guillotine severs worker’s hand

Friday, November 1, 2013

A Lancaster timber firm has been fined for serious safety breaches after a guillotine severed the hand of one of its employees.

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