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Care home operator fined following resident death

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Hertfordshire care home operator has been fined after a resident with clinical dementia was suffocated by an unsecure wardrobe.

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Cannock scaffolder in court over worker’s fractured skull

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A West Midlands scaffolder has received a four month prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay compensation of £2,500, after a construction worker suffered a fractured skull when a pulley wheel fell seven metres and struck his head. 

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Waste08 – Compaction equipment: Managing user and public safety (rev)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

This guidance gives advice on the main safety issues at compactors and how the risks can be controlled. It is aimed at employers, managers and supervisors at premises where compactors are used and also focuses on the risks to members of the public, as these units are often placed in areas open to the public.

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HSE51 – Regulation of health and safety at work

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HSE has published a document that explains the main features of the regulatory approach taken by HSE and local authorities to improve standards in health and safety performance. The document will be of interest to businesses regulated by HSE and local authorities, as well as others working in health and safety.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Leicester company in court after child’s head trapped in electric gate

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Leicester company has been prosecuted for failing to install adequate guarding on an electric gate that trapped a young child at a primary school in Stourbridge.

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Tale of two trees that cost Northern Rail almost £100,000

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A council and a tree surgeon have been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was injured when a tree he had been felling landed on a railway line and was hit by a train.

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Launch of revised guidance – Health and safety in care homes – HSG220

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

This guidance is intended to help those providing and managing care homes – to give them a better understanding of the real risks and how to manage them effectively. It has been extensively rewritten, with a number of new topics, and brings together key messages on risks to both workers and residents.

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HSE announces results of asbestos management in schools inspections 2013/14

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published the results of its latest asbestos in schools inspection initiative, which took place in 2013/14.

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Firm fined after worker seriously injured in four metre fall

Friday, June 20, 2014

A 23-year-old worker was left seriously injured after falling more than four metres from a ladder while installing audio visual equipment at a North Yorkshire school, a court has heard.

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Healthy workplaces manage stress – get involved in the campaign

Thursday, June 19, 2014

You or your organisation can participate in the campaign by accessing downloads of the European campaign guide as well as leaflets, flyers and posters – all for free.

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Firms in court over Manchester care home death

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Two companies have been sentenced for safety failings following the death of an elderly resident at a care home in Manchester.

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – HSE’s role during Games time

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

HSE will be ready to respond in the event of a work-related incident or emergency affecting the smooth running of the Games.

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