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NASHiCS: ‘Sensible Safety – Your Destination’, Manchester 20 June 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

This National Learning and Development Forum event aims to promote health, safety and well-being in the social care sector and includes expert speakers (including representatives from HSE), breakout sessions, current topics (including, infection control, medication, dementia, standards, well-being, inspections, and fire risk) and a safety risk help desk.

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Gloucester Manufacturer in court for worker fall

Monday, April 22, 2013

A Gloucester electrical products manufacturer has been fined for breaking safety legislation after an employee was injured in a fall at work.

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Construction company fined for maintenance failings

Monday, April 22, 2013

An Essex construction company has been fined for putting workers at risk after neglecting to check and maintain a potentially dangerous piece of lifting equipment.

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Firm admits neglecting safety after three workers injured

Friday, April 19, 2013

A Lincolnshire firm which makes disposable paper products has been ordered to pay more than £116,000 in fines and costs after three workers suffered hand injuries using unguarded machines.

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Steel firm fined after 17-year-old worker severs fingers

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A West Midlands steel products manufacturer and its director have been prosecuted for safety failings after a 17-year-old worker seriously injured his hand on a moving saw blade.

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Missing safety catch leads to fine for company

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A York civil engineering firm was responsible for safety failings that led to one of its workers suffering multiple and life-changing injuries, a court was told today (18 April).

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Builder fined for failing to provide proper facilities for workers

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A builder has been prosecuted for neglecting the welfare of his workers at a construction site in West Cornwall.

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Waste industry dangers highlighted in court

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Lincoln man suffered life-changing injuries because of a series of safety failings at the waste recycling plant where he worked in Scunthorpe, a court has heard.

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Staffordshire firm fined after employee’s arm crushed in machine

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Staffordshire powder coatings company has been fined for safety failings after an employee’s arm was seriously injured in machinery.

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HSE responds to The Daily Record column on creation of new Energy Division

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

HSE Deputy Chief Executive responds to article in The Daily Record – “Why HSE change betrays the memory of 167 lost lives”, 17 April 2013.

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Farmer crushed by badly fitted door

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A North Yorkshire farmer died when he was crushed under a half-tonne roller shutter door that had been badly installed, a court has heard today (16 April).

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UK Coal fined following death of locomotive driver

Monday, April 15, 2013

UK Coal Mining Ltd has been ordered to pay £300,000 in fines and costs after an employee was killed by falling pipes at Thoresby Colliery in Nottinghamshire.

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Gas fitter sentenced over Irlam explosion

Monday, April 15, 2013

A gas fitter has been sentenced following a major explosion in Irlam which injured ten adults and five children, and left a 73-year-old woman with severe burns.

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Company fined for worker’s injuries

Monday, April 15, 2013

A self-employed roofer has been fined after an employee suffered major injuries falling through a skylight at a Nuneaton industrial estate.

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DfE guidance on managing asbestos in schools

Monday, April 15, 2013

Asbestos management guidance, published by the Department for Education (DfE), providing information and advice for those who manage schools or oversee the maintenance and repair of school buildings. The guidance is aimed at head teachers, governors, and other members of the school management team, but will also be of interest to school staff.

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Consultation opens on proposals for an Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) on Safety in Ports

Monday, April 15, 2013

HSE is publishing an Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) on Safety in Ports to replace the existing ACOP on Safety in Docks (COP25). This consultation provides an opportunity to comment on whether the draft ACOP text reflects the modern workplace, modern working practices and the preferred method of compliance. Consultation ends on 22 May 2013.

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Leeds City Council sentenced after toddler’s injury

Friday, April 12, 2013

Leeds City Council was today fined for safety failings after it ignored warnings from its own staff about a rotting flagpole, which later collapsed and fractured the skull of a two-year-old girl.

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Transport company fined following investigation

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The director of a plastering company was killed when a pallet containing more than a tonne of render fell on top of him during a lorry delivery at premises in Devon.

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Foundry firm fined after worker’s narrow escape

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A West Midlands’ iron foundry has been fined after an employee narrowly escaped falling into a stream of molten metal when he fell from a collapsing overhead platform.

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Seveso – revised website and content

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Seveso website has been revised to reflect forthcoming changes as a result of the Seveso III Directive, to be implemented from 1 June 2015. Includes a summary of changes from Seveso II to III and details the implications for businesses, employers and sites currently out of scope.

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