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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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Elderly woman died after suffering burns in nursing home bath

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A nursing home in Deeside has been fined for breaching safety laws after an 88-year-old resident suffered nine per cent burns to her body when she was lowered into a bath of scalding hot water.

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Council sentenced after litter picker struck by car

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Manchester City Council has been fined £15,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries whilst litter picking on a city road. 

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Construction firm sentenced after barrier fell on baby’s pram

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A construction firm has been fined for safety failings after a barrier was blown on top of a pram injuring an 18-week-old baby.

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Make an impact – Influence safety management with a career in HSE

Friday, September 19, 2014

The work we do at the HSE has a positive and far-reaching impact on UK industrial safety. Explore this site to learn more about the Specialist roles we’re offering.

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Explosives regulations 2014 – guidance

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Explosives Regulations 2014 will come into force on 1 October 2014. Draft guidance has been produced for anyone who has duties under the safety provisions of the Explosives Regulations 2014, particularly employers, private individuals and other people manufacturing explosives, storing larger quantities of explosives or storing explosives that present higher hazards.

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HSE urges school leaders not to wrap kids in cotton wool

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

As the new school year begins, HSE is reminding school leaders to strike the right balance in their approach to health and safety risks.

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Proposals to amend safety of pressure systems ACOP

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Public consultation runs from 1 September to 13 October 2014 – have your say on the revised version of the ACOP relating to the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 – L122 (PSSR ACOP). The consultation asks specific questions on the new format of the ACOP.

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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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