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Farmer fined after cows cause walker’s life-threatening injuries

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A farmer has been prosecuted after a walker sustained life-threatening injuries when she was trampled by cows while walking on a public footpath.

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Kent boys’ school fined over pupil’s head injuries

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The governors of a boys’ school in Tonbridge have been prosecuted after a 14-year-old pupil was severely injured when he was hit by a shot put thrown by another boy.

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HSE statement following sentencing of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Friday, March 20, 2015

Statement following the sentencing of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service at Edinburgh High Court in relation to the death of firefighter Ewan Williamson in 2009.

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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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Lake District council prosecuted over bin lorry deaths

Friday, February 13, 2015

A council in the Lake District has been fined £120,000 after two women were killed by reversing rubbish trucks within a year of each other.

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Football legend Stuart Pearce fears risk of deadly asbestos

Friday, January 30, 2015

England football star Stuart Pearce is blowing the whistle on asbestos after revealing he could have breathed in the deadly dust while working part time as an electrician during his early football career.  

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Legionella… The Dutyholder’s Responsibilities: HSE/LCA event – Edinburgh, 26 March 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Run by HSE and the Legionella Control Association (LCA), this dutyholder event covers all you need to know about legionella control and prevention, and your duties as the responsible person. It will help you understand how to comply with the law, identify and assess sources of risk, prevent or control risks and ensure sustained compliance.

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Care home owner in court over death of vulnerable resident

Friday, January 23, 2015

The owner of a Leicester care home has been fined £100,000 after a vulnerable 85-year-old resident died from serious burns.

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Crown Censure for Highways Agency following traffic officer’s death

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Highways Agency was today (8 Jan) issued with a Crown Censure – the equivalent of a criminal prosecution – for safety failings after an experienced Traffic Officer was struck and killed by a car that went out of control on the M25.

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Council fined after worker is crushed by bin lorry

Friday, December 19, 2014

The largest local authority in the country has been fined after a refuse worker sustained leg injuries when he was trapped against a van by a reversing bin lorry.

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Barnet’s housing firm fined for safety failings

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A homes provider company for Barnet Council has been fined today (18/12) for safety failings after a heating engineer was found dead in a communal boiler house at one of their housing estates.

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Fair ride owner fined after woman hit by falling handrail

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A fair ride owner has been prosecuted after a woman was hit on the head by a falling handrail.

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Shopfitting firm fined for Oxford Street hoarding collapse

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Shoppers were crushed when a large hoarding collapsed in the heart of Oxford Street less than 24 hours after it had been erected, a court has heard.

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Contractor in court after falling fence injures 91-year-old pedestrian

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A contractor has been fined for safety failings after a pensioner was seriously injured when a metal construction fence collapsed and knocked her to the ground as she walked past a site in south east London.

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Welsh care home fined following elderly resident’s death

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A care home company failed to ensure an elderly resident’s safety when she managed to overcome a restrictor device to open a window and fall from her first floor room.

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Scottish Manual Handling Passport Scheme

Monday, November 17, 2014

The new Scottish Manual Handling Passport Scheme for Scottish Local Authorities and Health Boards was published in August 2014. It sets out a minimum standard, which can assist health and safety inspectors in assessing dutyholder compliance with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.

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1.3 million tradespeople at risk from dangers of asbestos

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tradespeople, including construction workers, carpenters and painters and decorators, could come into contact with deadly asbestos on average more than 100 times a year* according to a new survey commissioned by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)**. 

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Contractor fined for worker’s 60ft tree fall

Monday, October 6, 2014

A tree surgeon dislocated his hip after falling more than 18 metres to the ground when the limb of a diseased tree he was working on gave way, a court heard today.

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Derbyshire school fined after grandmother falls from stairs

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A Derbyshire school has been prosecuted for safety failings after a pupil’s grandmother fell off the side of an unguarded staircase.

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Storing petrol safely – new regulations come into force

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 (PCR) came into force on 1 October 2014 updating and replacing all previous legislation on petrol storage. They apply to workplaces that store petrol where petrol is dispensed and non-workplace premises storing petrol, for example at private homes or at clubs/associations.

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