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Firm fined for workers’ injuries tackling fire

Friday, March 28, 2014

Two workers suffered burns, one seriously, when hot material from an industrial drier hit them as they tried to tackle a fire at a factory in South Wales, a court has heard.

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Control of Pesticides Regulations (COPR) new approvals – February 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Details of new products granted approval in February 2014 and amendments to existing approvals.

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Lancashire building firm in court over poor working conditions

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A Lancashire building firm has been fined for failing to provide basic facilities for its workers for nearly three weeks.

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Roofing firm caught on camera risking lives

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A West London roofing company and its director have been prosecuted after workers were photographed on a house roof without any safety measures to stop them falling to the ground below.

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Leicestershire logistics firm sentenced over men’s injuries

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A logistics company, which operates world-wide, has been prosecuted after two Margate employees were left badly injured when they were knocked nearly five metres to the ground.

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Companies fined for cable strike failings

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Two North East companies have been fined after workers were exposed to danger of electrocution when a digger struck an underground cable.

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Court for company after reversing digger injures worker

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Hampshire waste company has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was run over by a reversing digger at a yard in Eastleigh.

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Contractor fined after worker is crushed by falling steelwork

Friday, March 21, 2014

A plant hire and dismantling company has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker suffered life changing injuries when steelwork he was dismantling collapsed on top of him.

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Dorset machining company fined after employee suffers bruising

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Ferndown-based machined components and engineering company has been prosecuted for failing to guard dangerous parts of machinery after a worker was struck and injured by a metal clamp and workpiece.

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Bath building contractors exposed workers to deadly asbestos dust

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Bath building contractor exposed two of its employees to asbestos dust while working at a residential property in the city, a court heard today (19 March).

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Staffordshire firm prosecuted after worker fractures skull

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Staffordshire company that makes copper products for the power industry has been fined after a worker suffered life-changing injuries when he was hit on the head by a metal peg.

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Court action for textile firm over employee’s crushed fingers

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A West Yorkshire textile firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after a Huddersfield woman was left with lasting hand damage when her fingers were crushed in a yarn processing machine.

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – HSE’s role in building the venues

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

HSE’s goal throughout was to secure long-term improvements to the health and safety of those involved in all aspects of construction work, including those involved in using and maintaining the structures in the future.

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Food safety neglect leaves costly aftertaste for Kent firm

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Kent-based international food manufacturer has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker’s hand was trapped by a sealing machine.

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Caravan firm in court after worker injured in fall

Monday, March 17, 2014

A caravan firm has been fined after a maintenance engineer was injured in a fall from height while renovating a caravan at its premises in Silsoe, Bedfordshire.

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Scaffolding firm in court for department store failings

Monday, March 17, 2014

A Hertfordshire scaffolding firm has been fined for a catalogue of safety failings – including throwing and catching metal fittings over the heads of shoppers – as they erected two scaffolds outside an Oxford department store.

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Life-changing injuries cloud trainee vet’s ambitions

Monday, March 17, 2014

A Shropshire horse breeder has been prosecuted for safety failings after a student suffered severe leg and pelvic injuries when she was felled by four straw bales on her last day of work experience.

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Scaffolding firm in court after worker injured in fall

Friday, March 14, 2014

A scaffolding firm has been fined after a painter and decorator was injured when he fell through an unprotected ladder opening on scaffolding at a block of flats in Hemel Hempstead.

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Welwyn Garden City firm fined after worker’s injury

Friday, March 14, 2014

A Welwyn Garden City manufacturing firm has been prosecuted after an agency worker suffered a hand injury whilst clearing a blockage on a poorly-guarded palletiser machine.

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GS50 – Electrical safety at places of entertainment (third edition)

Friday, March 14, 2014

This guidance contains advice on preventing electrical danger at places of entertainment. It is primarily for managers of places of entertainment, and for people who provide facilities for entertainers. This edition updates references to legislation and links to further guidance.

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