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Recycling firm and director sentenced for safety risks to workers

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Corby recycling firm have been fined and its director given a suspended jail sentence for endangering workers after allowing them to operate fork lift trucks without proper training and then ignoring a notice requiring urgent action to address the safety failing.

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Firm fined for vibrating tool failings

Friday, October 18, 2013

An East Sussex worker developed a painful and debilitating nerve condition through prolonged, unrestricted use of vibrating power tools, a court has heard.

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Legionella FAQS – Copper ionisation systems

Friday, October 18, 2013

For users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control ie copper ionisation systems – it is important to read the updated information relating to the application for essential use derogation.

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Firm in court over ‘Dickensian’ conditions for Preston workers

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A construction firm has been prosecuted after it allowed subcontractors to carry out refurbishment work on a Grade 2 listed building in Preston for nearly seven weeks without toilets or running water.

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Food firm’s safety neglect led to woman’s injury

Thursday, October 17, 2013

An international food manufacturer has been fined after a production worker lost the tip of a finger in an unguarded dough-proving machine at a pizza factory in Harrow.

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Court case for Croydon company

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Croydon company that builds truck bodies has been prosecuted after a worker’s leg was crushed by a pack of six-metre steel sheets weighing almost 4 tonnes when it slid and fell during unloading.

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Fruit company in court after three workers injured

Thursday, October 17, 2013

An Essex-based firm has been fined for repeated safety failings following three separate incidents in which workers were injured after becoming trapped in machinery.

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Transport firm owner sentenced following mechanic death

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The owner of a Leicestershire transport company has been sentenced for safety failings after a mechanic was killed during a jacking operation.

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Packaging firm in court for guard failings

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A packaging firm has been fined after a worker severed the tip of a finger on a machine where a safety guard had been deliberately disabled.

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Lincolnshire agricultural firm in court for safety failings

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Lincolnshire agricultural machinery manufacturer has been fined after employees were put at risk of developing asthma through the spraying of a hazardous chemical.

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Company fined after worker suffers severe burns

Monday, October 14, 2013

A Warwickshire company which manufactures car components has been fined after a worker was burned by caustic soda while leaning over a conveyor.

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Air conditioning firm fined after apprentice falls through ceiling

Monday, October 14, 2013

An air conditioning company has been fined after an apprentice engineer broke his arm when he fell three metres through a fragile plasterboard ceiling.

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Revised young people guidance

Monday, October 14, 2013

HSE has published revised young people guidance. This includes a section with particular focus on work experience and will help organisers and employers to put in place simple and straightforward processes for arranging and managing placements. Investing time now will help to save wasting time on unnecessary paperwork.

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Advice for businesses during fire fighters industrial action

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Fire Brigade Union (FBU) have announced their intention to take further strike action. The second strike will commence in England and Wales only on 19 October 2013 from 6.30pm to 11.30pm.

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Barking firm fined for saw guard failings

Friday, October 11, 2013

A Barking firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after an employee severed the tendons in his hand on an unguarded saw blade.

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Workers exposed to asbestos fibres at college

Friday, October 11, 2013

An asbestos expert has been fined after workers under his supervision were exposed to potentially-deadly fibres at a college in Greater Manchester.

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Firm fined over bulldozer driver death

Friday, October 11, 2013

A Surrey company has been sentenced for safety failings after a contractor was crushed to death at the London Gateway Port construction site in Essex.

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Director and property owners prosecuted for trench collapse death

Friday, October 11, 2013

The director of a Hertfordshire building company and the co-owners of a south London property undergoing conversion have been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was killed in a trench collapse.

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Firm fined after worker crushed to death

Friday, October 11, 2013

A ship repair and conversion company has been ordered to pay £98,500 in fines and costs after a worker was crushed to death when an anchor weighing almost three tonnes toppled onto him in a dry dock at Teesport.

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Blackburn builders merchant fined over roof fall injury

Friday, October 11, 2013

A builders’ merchant has been sentenced after a man fell through the roof of its Blackburn warehouse.

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