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Directors and two firms fined for potential asbestos risk

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Hartlepool firm and two of its directors have been fined along with a second company after redundant steel work was removed, putting workers at risk of exposure to asbestos.

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Enter the European Good Practice Awards – deadline 6 October 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The European Good Practice Awards aim to highlight leading examples of companies or organisations actively managing stress and psychosocial risks at work. There is still time to enter – deadline for submissions is 6 October 2014.

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Beyond KP4: Leading KPIs, Action Planning & Data Trending Workshop – Aberdeen, 17 September 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The first in a series of one-day workshops addressing the key Asset and Life Extension (ALE) issues facing the Oil and Gas sector arising from the KP4 programme.

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Gloucestershire town council fined for worker’s injuries

Monday, August 4, 2014

A council has been fined after a worker was thrown from an overturned mower while cutting grass in Gloucestershire. 

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Housing firm in court over Blackpool balcony collapse

Friday, August 1, 2014

A resident at a block of flats in Blackpool narrowly avoided being seriously injured or killed when the second floor walkway he was standing on collapsed, a court has heard.

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Nottingham timber firm in court over worker’s injuries

Friday, August 1, 2014

A timber company has been fined after an employee was run over by a forklift truck.

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Bristol company fined £10,000 for Edinburgh warehouse fall (COPFS release)

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Bristol-based roofing company has pled guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court for failing to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to its employees when working at heights after an employee fell through the roof light of a warehouse in Go…

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Introduction of new Petroleum Regulations

Friday, August 1, 2014

Are you aware that the legislation on storing petrol is changing? On 1 October 2014 the Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 will come into effect and replace existing petrol storage legislation. An information sheet is now available providing details on how the new regulations will affect your workplace and the storing of petrol at home.

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Essex company in court after massive chemical spill

Friday, August 1, 2014

An Essex company has been fined after four of its chemical storage tanks failed and spilled 150 tonnes of hazardous material.

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Firm fined after worker seriously hurt in roof fall

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A roofing firm has today (31 July) been fined after a worker was seriously injured in a five metre fall through the roof of a Gateshead warehouse.

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Cambridgeshire company and director in court after scaffold falls into street

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Cambridgeshire company and its director have been prosecuted after an unsecured scaffold collapsed into a street.

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Haulage companies in court after driver paralysed

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Two haulage companies have been sentenced for safety failings after an HGV driver was left paralysed from the chest down following an incident at a transport yard in Sandy, Bedfordshire.

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Building sub-contractor’s safety neglect led to his own injuries

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Newton Abbot building sub-contractor who suffered a fractured spine while demolishing a temporary school classroom near Exmouth in Devon, has been fined for safety failings that could have also put the safety of others in danger.

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Safety notice – Preventing entrapment in plastics rotational moulding ovens

Monday, July 28, 2014

This safety notice is about the risks of entrapment where there is whole body access into rotational moulding ovens during maintenance or other machine interventions.

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Construction firms fined after workers hurt in scaffold collapse

Monday, July 28, 2014

A house builder and a scaffolding company have been fined after two bricklayers were hurt falling from an unsafe scaffold.

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Offshore Directive – public consultation

Monday, July 28, 2014

Public consultation; have your say by 21 September 2014. Proposed DECC/HSE approach to implementing the offshore safety Directive, changes to onshore health and safety regulations, and review of two health and safety ACOPs.

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HSE launches enhanced land use planning advice service

Monday, July 28, 2014

A new service making it easier and quicker for developers and local planning authorities to access land use planning information and advice will be launched from 28 July. 

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Essex farming company fined after trailer death

Friday, July 25, 2014

A Southminster farmers’ co-operative has been sentenced after a worker was killed when the tailgate of a hydraulic trailer fell and struck him across the neck.

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Worker’s jaw shattered after Kent firm neglects safety

Friday, July 25, 2014

A Kent recycling firm has been prosecuted after an employee had his jaw shattered into ‘pieces like cornflakes’ when he was hit by a piece of plastic pipe ejected from a bandsaw.

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Ely mushroom farm sentenced over worker’s arm injury

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A mushroom farming business has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered crush injuries when his arm was caught in unguarded machinery at a site in Cambridgeshire.

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