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HSE releases injury and ill-health statistics 2014/15

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The full statistical report and industry specific data can be found online.

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Fire and Rescue Services Open Day – HSL Buxton, 17 November 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

HSL undertakes a variety of scientific and engineering work related to fire fighters. This open day is an opportunity for you to come and meet our experts and discuss common issues.

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Turban-wearing Sikhs – extension of head protection exemption

Friday, October 2, 2015

The exemption for turban-wearing Sikhs from the need to wear head protection has been extended from construction sites to all workplaces, with some limited exceptions. The change applies solely to turban-wearing Sikhs and relates to head protection only.

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Company sentenced after employee received electric shock

Monday, September 21, 2015

Berneslai Homes Ltd has been fined following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive into safety standards during maintenance work of council owned domestic properties.

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SIESO 21: Complacency Today – Disaster Tomorrow – Manchester, 12 October 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

While SIESO 21 still has a vital input from the Competent Authorities on COMAH, it also addresses a wider range of topics that will be of interest to all whose task it is to prevent, prepare for, and ultimately manage major incidents. HSE will be at the event to present the latest information about COMAH 2015.

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Playground inspector in court after boy seriously injured in swing collapse

Friday, September 11, 2015

A playground inspector has been fined after a seven-year-old boy suffered life-threatening head injuries when the rope swing he was playing on collapsed.

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Council fined after man killed by swing barrier

Friday, September 11, 2015

North Lincolnshire Council has been fined after a man died when his car drove into a horizontal swing barrier gate to a car park at a sports ground.

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HSE is recruiting for the role of HM Inspector of Health and Safety

Monday, September 7, 2015

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a world-class health and safety regulator. Various locations across Great Britain – apply now. Close date for applications, Friday 25 September 2015.

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Council fined for safety failings after child was injured

Friday, August 28, 2015

Doncaster Council has been fined after an 8-year-old girl suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured hip, when a wooden hoarding was blown onto the pavement during high winds.

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Gloucester firm fined after elderly tenant put at risk from dangerous gas heater

Monday, August 17, 2015

A Gloucester firm has been sentenced for safety failings after refurbishment work on her home left an elderly tenant at risk from a dangerous gas heater.

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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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