One of the UK’s largest property service organisations has been ordered to pay more than £300,000 in fines, costs and compensation after seven people were hospitalised when carbon monoxide (CO) fumes escaped into their homes.
Category: Public sector
A skip company has been fined for safety breaches at its West Bromwich site where an employee had been killed when he was run over by a 13-tonne shovel loader.
Staffordshire County Council and a refurbishment firm have been fined for exposing a nursery class, school staff and two joiners to asbestos fibres.
Bury Council has appeared in court after one of its employees suffered an electric shock from a 230 volt mains cable.
Chesterfield Borough Council has been fined after carbon monoxide fed back into one of its properties, putting the tenant at risk of poisoning.
HSIS4 – How the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations apply to health and social care
This information sheet has been revised to provide further clarity on the various types of stand/transfer aids.
Minutes of the 20 September 2012 and 9 July 2012 meetings of the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum, now available.
Businesses and organisations with cooling towers in the west of Scotland are facing checks to ensure they are managing legionella risks appropriately.
Amendment to ‘Legionella control: Important information for users and suppliers of water treatment systems’
‘Silver/copper ionisation water treatment systems’ should read ‘Copper ionisation water treatment systems’
Copper ionisation water treatment systems – changes to the law from February 2013.
Answer to the frequently asked question: What health and safety checks are needed prior to installing our town’s Christmas lights?
Answer to the frequently asked question: My council removed signs advertising a performance by our drama society – they blamed health and safely which can’t be right. What is HSE doing to tackle these myths about health and safety rules?
HSE responds to This is South Wales article – “Scheme to bring joy to families”, 14 November 2012.
Essex County Council has been fined for safety failings after a child with severe learning and physical disabilities almost drowned in his school’s swimming pool.
A South Lanarkshire care home provider has been fined after an elderly resident died after breaking her neck in a fall.
A Solihull school has been fined after an 11-year-old pupil suffered serious hand injuries in a design and technology lesson.
Sets out the protocols and liaison arrangements between HSE and other regulators involved in investigating any work-related death.
Proposals to remove HSE’s approval of first aid training providers – have your say by 3 December.
HSE Chair Judith Hackitt responds to “Starting them young” article in The Telegraph, 22 October 2012
Bradford Council has been fined for breaching safety regulations after a school caretaker was left with permanent disabilities when he fell through the school hall ceiling five days before his retirement.