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Category: Industry

RR959 – Application of a testing regime for offshore fire dampers

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Fire dampers are used widely offshore as components of heating and ventilation systems yet the testing regime in place is inappropriate for offshore, where the possibility of hydrocarbon releases leading to a jet fire is high. In this report HSL have developed and proposed a new test and demonstrated its practicability.

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Contractor fined after pensioners hurt by falling hoarding

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A building contractor has been fined after two pensioners were hit by a hoarding that collapsed in high winds.

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Cabinet manufacturer fined for worker’s injuries

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A maintenance engineer lost the tips of two fingers when they became caught in machinery in a Plymouth factory, a court heard today.

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Wirral chemical firm fined £120,000 after fireball engulfs employee

Monday, April 29, 2013

A chemical firm has been fined £120,000 after an employee sustained severe burns when he was engulfed by a fireball at a factory in Wirral.

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Plant hire company fined after worker killed

Friday, April 26, 2013

A Portishead plant hire company has been fined after a worker was killed while operating a tarmac cutter in Box, Wiltshire.

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Halifax firm’s failings put teenager in hospital

Friday, April 26, 2013

A West Yorkshire company has been prosecuted for breaching safely law after a 1.5 tonne pallet toppled on to a teenage worker, trapping him by the legs.

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HSE receives award for outstanding contribution to Offshore process safety

Friday, April 26, 2013

HSE has received an award from the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) for its contribution to process safety in the offshore industry.

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Worcester father and son prosecuted for illegal gas work

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Worcester pensioner was put in danger after a local builder and his son knowingly carried out defective gas fitting work while constructing a conservatory at her home.

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Knowsley cable firm fined over severe electric shock

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A cable manufacturer has been fined after an employee suffered a severe electric shock at its factory in Knowsley.

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Firms sentenced after worker is killed by runaway lorry

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Two companies were today (24 April) ordered to pay a total of £794,658 in fines and costs after a driver was run over and killed by his own lorry.

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Conder Allslade in court for safety breaches

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Portsmouth steel manufacturer has been sentenced after one of its workers suffered life-changing injuries when he was hit by a falling 1.4 tonne steel beam.

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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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