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UK’s biggest care home provider fined over fish & chip death

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The UK’s biggest care home provider has been ordered to pay £170,000 in fines and costs after a vulnerable resident choked to death on fish and chips during an entertainment evening at its Chorley premises.

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Powys County Council fined for safety failings

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Powys County Council has been prosecuted after an employee was seriously injured at its public services’ depot in Ystradgynlais.

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Statement on joint Police/HSE investigation into Brecon Beacon deaths

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Statement on investigation into deaths of three soldiers following a Ministry of Defence selection test exercise in the Brecon Beacons in July 2013.

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Council in court after schoolgirl seriously injured in lift shaft fall

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

City of Edinburgh Council has been fined after a schoolgirl was seriously injured when she fell more than five metres as teachers attempted to free her from a broken down lift.

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West Yorkshire school in court over climbing wall fall

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Bradford grammar school has been fined after a PE equipment manager suffered multiple fractures when he fell nine metres from a climbing wall.

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The use of copper ionisation in legionella control – important information

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

For users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control, ie copper ionisation systems – important information on the European Commission’s decision regarding the use of copper in legionella control.

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Suffolk firm in court after workers exposed to asbestos

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Suffolk window replacement company has been fined after it exposed workers to potentially fatal asbestos material during work to replace window units at a school in Bury St Edmunds.

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Housing trust and two firms fined for potential asbestos risk

Thursday, February 6, 2014

A trust providing housing and care for the elderly and two firms hired to carry out refurbishment work at its premises in Alnwick have been fined after staff and residents were put at risk of exposure to asbestos.

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Firm fined for unsafe Oxfordshire scaffolds

Monday, February 3, 2014

A scaffolding firm has been fined for dangerous scaffold installations at sites in Wantage and Oxford.

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Legionnaires’ disease: The hidden killer in water systems – Harrogate, 26 February 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

This ‘Free’ event is primarily aimed at SME’s such as hotels, guest houses, caravan parks, care providers, residential and nursing homes, leisure facilities, schools etc. but will be of interest to any business where there is a reasonably foreseeable legionella risk from your water systems.

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Work at height – new microsite launched

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This new site shows what you, as an employer, need to do to protect your employees when they work at height. It replaces the guidance previously available in our Falls microsite.

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Overhaul of guidance to help 10 million working at height

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has overhauled its guidance for working at height, setting out in clear, simple terms what to do and what not to do – and debunking common myths that can confuse and mislead employers.

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HSE responds to Morpeth Herald article; Health and Safety madness risks lives

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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Consultation on proposal to extend head-protection exemption to turban-wearing Sikhs

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

HSE is proposing to make an amendment to extend the exemption in the Employment Act 1989, S11 so that turban wearing Sikhs in any industry will be exempt from the need to wear head-protection. Consultation began on 27 January 2014 and will end on 7 February 2014.

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Legionella duty holder events – last chance to book your place

Monday, January 27, 2014

HSE and the Legionella Control Association are running a series of joint dutyholder events taking place early 2014 in Newcastle, London and Birmingham. Book your place now.

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Health and safety law poster – reminder to display new version by April 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The new 2009 health and safety law poster replaces the version published in April 1999 and must be displayed from 5 April 2014. As well as a download, the new 2009 leaflet is also available as a pocket card and replaces the leaflet published in 1999.

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Bristol City Council prosecuted after worker thrown from tractor

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Bristol City Council has been fined for safety failings after a park keeper suffered serious injuries when she was thrown from a tractor as it overturned.

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Trees, grounds and caterpillars – Santon Downham, 26 February 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Free event –  includes: summary of current issues, development, content and status of the national standard, perspectives from expert speakers and practical demonstrations of best practice combined with hazard-spotting exercises.

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Surrey firm in court after asbestos find at girls’ school

Monday, January 13, 2014

A building contractor has been fined for ignoring asbestos safety rules after the potentially deadly material was discovered in a basement area at the independent Woldingham girls’ school in Caterham.

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Carriage owner sentenced to community service after country fair death

Monday, January 13, 2014

The owner of a horse and carriage ride has been sentenced to 200 hours of community service after a grandmother died as a result of being struck by a runaway horse at a Suffolk country fair.

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