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Revised young people guidance

Monday, October 14, 2013

HSE has published revised young people guidance. This includes a section with particular focus on work experience and will help organisers and employers to put in place simple and straightforward processes for arranging and managing placements. Investing time now will help to save wasting time on unnecessary paperwork.

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Advice for businesses during fire fighters industrial action

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Fire Brigade Union (FBU) have announced their intention to take further strike action. The second strike will commence in England and Wales only on 19 October 2013 from 6.30pm to 11.30pm.

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Workers exposed to asbestos fibres at college

Friday, October 11, 2013

An asbestos expert has been fined after workers under his supervision were exposed to potentially-deadly fibres at a college in Greater Manchester.

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Wiltshire firm fined after child trapped by electric gates at Bournemouth school

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Wiltshire company has been prosecuted for failing to install adequate safety devices on an electric gate that trapped a young child at a primary school in Bournemouth.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Changes to first aid regulations come into effect

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Businesses now have more flexibility in how they manage their provision of first aid in the workplace following a change in health and safety regulations.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Learning lessons

Friday, September 27, 2013

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt discusses how the chemical engineering sector can give schools a valuable lesson in what health and safety is about.

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Developer and sign company fined for advertising sign collapse

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A prominent London developer and a Middlesex sign company have been ordered to pay over half a million pounds in fines and costs for safety failings after a pedestrian sustained a permanent brain injury when parts of a decaying advertising sign fell onto her head.

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City council fined after teenager suffers electric shock at skate park

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Newport City Council has been sentenced for safety failings after a teenager had to have a finger amputated following an electric shock at a skate park.

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Fire fighters industrial action – advice for businesses

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Fire Brigade Union (FBU) have announced their intention to take strike action, the first strike will commence in England and Wales only on 25 September 2013 from midday to 4.00pm.

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Roofing firm in court over Chorley school roof fall

Monday, September 16, 2013

A roofing firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker sustained severe injuries when he fell through a primary school roof in Chorley.

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South Yorkshire council in court over care home fall

Friday, September 6, 2013

Doncaster Borough Council has been prosecuted for neglecting safety precautions after an 82-year-old vulnerable woman was injured in a fall at one of their care homes.

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Building contractor fined after family exposed to carbon monoxide danger

Monday, September 2, 2013

Morris and Spottiswood Ltd, a Glasgow based building contractor has been fined for a catalogue of failings that left a family exposed to potentially fatal carbon monoxide fumes.

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Amenity Weed Control Conference 2013 – October 17, Leicester

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Amenity Forum holds its annual conference on 17th October 2013 at the Leicester City Football Club. The event will focus on the practical implications of recent national policy changes and initiatives, and the technical challenges facing the amenity sector.

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Council fined after two workers suffered electrical burns

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

South Lanarkshire Council has been fined after two workers suffered flash burns when they struck an electrical cable while digging a ditch.

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Wallasey care home ordered to pay £40K over pneumonia risk

Friday, August 23, 2013

A private care home in Wallasey has been ordered to pay £40,000 in fines and costs after it failed to manage the risk of elderly residents catching a potentially fatal form of pneumonia.

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Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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Linton man in court after waste site death

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The driver of a loading shovel has been sentenced for safety failings after he reversed his vehicle into a lorry trailer at a Cambridgeshire waste site, crushing and killing its driver.

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Employers urged take care of young people starting summer jobs – BSC: Speak Up, Stay Safe campaign

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

With the holiday season approaching, the British Safety Council (BSC) are urging employers to pay extra attention to the health and safety of young people hired for temporary, summer work.

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Safety initiative targets schools and universities

Friday, July 26, 2013

A new safety initiative is being launched on Monday 29 July targeting construction work taking place at schools, universities and student accommodation during the summer holidays.

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