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Crawley builder prosecuted for gas safety breaches

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The senior partner of a building firm in Crawley has been sentenced after carrying out illegal and incompetent work on gas fittings and exposing a local family to the dangers of fire or explosion.

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RR1011 – Pilot project to research the need to update HSE on the occupational health risks in the woodworking industry

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

This report presents the findings of a pilot project to research the need to update HSE’s evidence base for wood dust exposure risks in GB manufacturing and construction industries.

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Construction inspections find sites failing to prevent health risks

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A national targeted inspection focussing on health risks for construction workers saw enforcement action taken at one in six of hundreds of sites visited.

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Kent firm in court after decade of ignoring risks to workers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Ramsgate company has been sentenced after one of its employees was left with a severe long-term disability following prolonged working with a range of vibrating machine tools.

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Ceredigion farmers fined for contractor’s serious injuries

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Two brothers have been fined for breaking safety legislation after a contractor suffered serious brain injuries in a fall while carrying out building work at one of their farms.

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Construction firm and roofing director prosecuted following worker fall

Monday, July 21, 2014

A London construction company and the director of a Hertfordshire roofing firm have been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he plunged almost six metres through a void for a roof light.

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Engineering firm in court after workers suffer nerve damage

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Nottinghamshire aerospace engineering company has been ordered to pay more than £190,000 in fines and costs for failing to protect its employees from the effects of vibration, after 24 workers were diagnosed with debilitating nerve conditions.

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Farmer fined £100,000 after worker was killed by reversing trailer

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Lincolnshire vegetable farmer has been prosecuted for safety failings after a mother of two was killed when she was run over by a reversing tractor trailer.

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Greenock based engineering company fined £10k after steel lathe crushed employee (COPFS release)

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Greenock based engineering company has pled guilty today at Greenock Sheriff Court for failing to ensure the health and safety of its employees after a steel lathe crushed an employee who was relocating it within their Greenock factory.

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Tata in court after worker’s serious burns

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tata Steel UK has been fined for safety failings after a worker received serious burns in a rush of hot gas at its plant in Scunthorpe.

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HSE is recruiting for the role of HM Inspector of Health and Safety

Monday, July 21, 2014

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a world leader in health and safety, various locations across Great Britain. Apply now – closing date for applications is 15 August 2014.

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Developer goes to prison after repeatedly flaunting safety laws

Friday, July 18, 2014

A developer has been sent to prison for 30 months after repeatedly breaching prohibition notices which were put in place to ensure the safety of workers while redeveloping a former office block in Parkeston, Essex.

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Property firm fined after ignoring woodworking risks

Friday, July 18, 2014

A property maintenance firm has appeared in court after ignoring safety concerns at its joinery workshop in Dukinfield.

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Company and director prosecuted for stone dust failings

Friday, July 18, 2014

The director of a London masonry company has been handed a suspended prison sentence for exposing workers to harmful stone dust and ignoring notices to improve extraction ventilation.

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Airbus fined £200,000 over worker’s death

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Aeroplane manufacturer Airbus has been fined following the death of an employee who was crushed between a tractor and a fertiliser spreader at the firm’s plant in Broughton.

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HSE publishes schools sensible risk web pages

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Are you responsible for managing health and safety in a school? To help you strike the right balance in managing the real risks, HSE has published new, straightforward guidance which highlights common health and safety myths, advises on a sensible and proportionate approach, and clarifies which activities are covered by health and safety law.

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Herefordshire company fined after employee injured by falling sheet of metal

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Herefordshire steelwork company has been fined after an employee was hurt when a metal sheet fell on his foot.

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Builder’s work on chimney put elderly couple at risk

Monday, July 14, 2014

A roofing contractor has been given a suspended prison sentence after an elderly couple was exposed to deadly fumes when his work on a chimney stack caused a blockage above a gas fire.

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Safety failings at M25 construction site led to worker’s death

Friday, July 11, 2014

A Slough construction firm and a bulldozer operator have been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was run over and killed while working on the M25 widening project.

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Salad grower fined after employee fall

Friday, July 11, 2014

An Essex salad grower has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker suffered extensive injuries when she had to jump from a runaway mobile working platform at its nurseries in Nazeing.

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