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Lewisham Homes in court after woman breaks jaw

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lewisham Council’s homes provider has been fined after a meter reader broke her jaw and smashed most of her teeth in a fall into an unprotected flood pit cellar beneath a block of flats.

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Staff and public exposed to asbestos during refurbishment work

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A decorating company has been fined after it exposed employees, agency staff and members of the public to potentially fatal asbestos material.

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Consultation opens on new version of Workplace Regulations ACOP

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

This consultative document invites views on the revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L24 – “Workplace health, safety and welfare”. The consultation aims to establish if the changes make it easier for employers to understand and meet their legal obligations. The consultation began on 7 May and will close on 30 July.

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CD252 – Consultation on proposals for a revised Approved Code of Practice on “Safe installation and use of gas systems and appliances” (L56)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

This consultative document invites views on the revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L56 – “Safe installation and use of gas systems and appliances”. The revised ACOP and guidance has been prepared by HSE in consultation with representatives from across the gas industry. The consultation began on 7 May and will close on the 30July.

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Contractor fined after pensioners hurt by falling hoarding

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A building contractor has been fined after two pensioners were hit by a hoarding that collapsed in high winds.

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Missing safety catch leads to fine for company

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A York civil engineering firm was responsible for safety failings that led to one of its workers suffering multiple and life-changing injuries, a court was told today (18 April).

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Waste industry dangers highlighted in court

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Lincoln man suffered life-changing injuries because of a series of safety failings at the waste recycling plant where he worked in Scunthorpe, a court has heard.

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Gas fitter sentenced over Irlam explosion

Monday, April 15, 2013

A gas fitter has been sentenced following a major explosion in Irlam which injured ten adults and five children, and left a 73-year-old woman with severe burns.

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DfE guidance on managing asbestos in schools

Monday, April 15, 2013

Asbestos management guidance, published by the Department for Education (DfE), providing information and advice for those who manage schools or oversee the maintenance and repair of school buildings. The guidance is aimed at head teachers, governors, and other members of the school management team, but will also be of interest to school staff.

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Leeds City Council sentenced after toddler’s injury

Friday, April 12, 2013

Leeds City Council was today fined for safety failings after it ignored warnings from its own staff about a rotting flagpole, which later collapsed and fractured the skull of a two-year-old girl.

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Company fined after hoarding injures pensioner

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Hertfordshire firm has been fined for safety failings after a pensioner was struck on the head by an advertising hoarding while walking past a construction site in South East London.

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Firm fined for putting workers’ lives at risk

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Durham recycling firm has been fined for putting workers’ lives at risk after two machines were found to have vital safety mechanisms deliberately disabled.

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Former care home owner prosecuted after resident death

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The former owners of a Buckinghamshire care home have been sentenced for serious safety failings after a frail 76-year-old woman died following a fall from a hoist.

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HSE comment on flapjacks ban

Monday, March 25, 2013

HSE responds to “Flapjack whack rap claptrap” article in The Sun, 25 March 2013.

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Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – An opportunity not to be wasted

Thursday, March 21, 2013

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt discusses how the waste and recycling industry can improve its safety record.

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Firm in court after teenager scarred by toxic chemical

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Cannock vehicle repair company was today (20 March) fined after a 16 year-old on work experience suffered burns when toxic paint stripper splashed into his eyes and face.

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Council prosecuted after school caretaker injured in fall

Monday, March 18, 2013

A local council has been found guilty of breaching health and safety law after a school caretaker was injured in a fall from a shed roof in Oldham.

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Health surveillance guidance for employers

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new guidelines on health surveillance, which may be needed if there is a risk that workers could be exposed to chemicals or other hazardous substances likely to harm their health.

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Council in court for ignoring asbestos threat in school

Friday, March 1, 2013

Thurrock Council has been fined after admitting to failures in how it managed asbestos across its schools.

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Health and safety blamed for difficulties organising Britannia Coconut Dancers Easter parade

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A victory for common sense after health and safety was recently blamed for difficulties organising Bacup morris dancers parade.

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