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Public consultation – Unloading petrol from road tankers

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

This consultation seeks views on proposed revisions to the DSEAR Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L133 - Unloading petrol from road tankers. The revised document aims to provide clarity on how dutyholders can comply with their responsibilities under DSEAR in relation to unloading petrol at filling stations. The consultation will end on 22 July 2014.

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Company back in court for safety failings

Monday, June 9, 2014

A Tyneside company has appeared in court for safety breaches for the second time in less than a year after a forklift truck overturned at its factory in Burnopfield.

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Construction firm fined after worker fell from staircase

Monday, June 9, 2014

A Wolverhampton firm has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he fell from a staircase during the construction of a new cinema.

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Two engineering firms sentenced after worker’s hand crushed

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Two engineering businesses have been fined for safety failings after a worker’s hand was crushed while unloading steel beams.

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Mansfield firm turned blind eye to roof dangers

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A former Mansfield firm has been prosecuted after an employee fell more than four metres through a fragile rooflight while installing solar panels on a barn in Barnsley.

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Fines imposed for dangerous scaffolding work

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Carefree scaffolders put themselves and passers-by in danger as they worked unsafely at height above a busy Covent Garden street, a court has heard.

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York father’s near-death fall lands firm in court

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A young father of two suffered life-changing injuries after he plunged seven metres through an unsafe fragile roof at a farm in Harrogate, magistrates have been told  (4 June).

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Council sentenced after elderly tenant falls through uncovered hole in floor

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Renfrewshire Council has been fined for serious safety failings after an elderly tenant fell four feet through an access hole in her hallway that had been left uncovered by council workers.

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Shropshire director jailed for illegal supply of asbestos sheeting after worker fell to his death

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A 64-year-old Shropshire man has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after his company illegally supplied roofing panels containing asbestos.

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Firm sentenced after worker’s roof fall

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Glasgow company has been fined for safety failings after a worker narrowly escaped major injury after falling five metres through a fragile roof light.

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Essex manufacturer in court after workers’ fall

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

An Essex firm which makes precast concrete stairs has been fined for safety failings after four employees fell when a stair mould collapsed beneath them at the company premises in Earls Colne.

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Essex farm partnership in court after worker’s grain store fall

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A partner of an Essex farm has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries when he fell four metres from the roof of a grain store at Pages Farm, Stebbing.

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Roof fall changes worker’s life in seconds

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A 54-year-old Leeds worker suffered life-changing injuries when he plunged nearly seven metres through an unsafe rooflight while installing solar power racking, a court in Bradford heard.

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Lincolnshire firm in court over worker’s life-changing injuries

Monday, June 2, 2014

A plastics recycling company has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was stuck by a reversing forklift truck at its Hemswell site.

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Safety Leadership – Delivers Success – Oxford, 10 & 11 September 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

NASHiCs learning and Development Forum for Social Care, venues in and around the City of Oxford. Session cover, legal updates, commissioning, regulation, leadership and best practice and more…

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Quilt and pillow firm in court over worker’s injuries

Friday, May 30, 2014

A Middleton company has been fined after a worker suffered severe injuries when his right hand was trapped in a moving machine.

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Safety alert – Devices used to reduce operator entrapment and crushing on mobile elevating work platforms

Friday, May 30, 2014

This alert advises that covers/shrouds on machine controls do not protect against entrapment of operators between the machine and nearby obstructions.

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Ageing and life extension of offshore installations – The KP4 report

Thursday, May 29, 2014

HSE has published its report into the findings of the KP4 programme. It has identified areas of industry strengths, and areas for additional focus, which will deliver improvements for the long-term management and assurance of workforce safety on offshore installations on the UKCS through to cessation of production and into decommissioning.

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Case 285 – Café refused to top up tea in same cup due to health and safety

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A café customer was told he could not have a second cup poured into the same cup – instead it would have to be supplied in a new clean one.

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Stonyhurst College prosecuted after stonemason develops lung disease

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A historic private school in Clitheroe has been fined £100,000 over health and safety failings after one of its stonemasons developed a potentially fatal lung disease.

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