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RR1057 – Supervisor and team leader competence in roadside waste and recycling collection

Friday, August 14, 2015

The aim of the project was to identify the competencies required for roadside waste and recycling collection supervisors/team leaders to manage the health and safety of their crews, and to ascertain whether current training provided an adequate basis for these competencies to be developed.

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Councils sentenced over safety breaches in Stonehaven pool incident

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Two Scottish councils were fined today after an incident in which a child was found at the bottom of a local swimming pool. 

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Heating engineers in court over asbestos

Friday, July 31, 2015

A Stockport heating engineering firm were sentenced after two of its engineers were exposed to asbestos while working at a Manchester school. 

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Council sentenced over park injury to toddler

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A council appeared in court for sentencing today after an incident in which a three-year-old girl was struck by a park ranger’s vehicle.

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HSE improved land use planning advice service

Monday, July 13, 2015

A new digital service making it easier and quicker for developers to access land use planning information and advice becomes available today (MON).

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County Council in court after schoolboy severs finger in class

Monday, July 13, 2015

North Yorkshire County Council has been prosecuted after a 14-year-old boy needed a finger amputated after it got tangled in a lathe during a lesson at Knaresborough’s King James’ School.

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Child loses fingertips in park gate

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council was fined for safety failings after a child had two fingertips severed when they were trapped in a gate at a playpark designed for children under 11 years old.

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Man breaks legs at dance academy in lift shaft fall

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) has been sentenced after a member of the public fell into a vacant lift shaft.

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Essex County Council fined over fall at rock-climbing centre

Monday, June 15, 2015

Essex County Council has been fined after a novice climber plunged seven and a half metres from an indoor rock face at a climbing centre in Harlow.

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Halifax firm fined over explosion at primary school

Monday, June 8, 2015

A gas servicing firm in Halifax has been prosecuted for safety failings after an explosion in the boiler room of a local primary school.

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Sentences after tree-felling incident leaves worker in wheelchair

Friday, June 5, 2015

A school operator and a cleaning contractor have both been fined, after a man sustained permanent spinal injuries while felling a tree on school grounds in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

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London council in court after decade of ignoring asbestos risks

Friday, May 29, 2015

Waltham Forest borough council has been fined after it exposed members of staff and visiting contractors to the potentially lethal dangers of asbestos, which it knew to be present in the Town Hall basement.

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Cheshire firm in court after workers potentially exposed to asbestos

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A laboratory design and installation specialist has been fined after exposing workers, pupils and teachers to asbestos material at a school in Suffolk.

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Care home owner fined following death of resident

Friday, March 27, 2015

A healthcare firm and its director have been ordered to pay more than £335,000 in fines and costs after a 100 year-old resident died from injuries she sustained in a fall from a hoist at a former Bedfordshire care home.

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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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