Cornwall Council and the father and son partners of a local building company have been fined for breaking safety law after the son was seriously injured in a fall through a fragile roof.
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.
Powys County Council has been prosecuted after an employee was seriously injured at its public services’ depot in Ystradgynlais.
Statement on investigation into deaths of three soldiers following a Ministry of Defence selection test exercise in the Brecon Beacons in July 2013.
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.
A Bradford grammar school has been fined after a PE equipment manager suffered multiple fractures when he fell nine metres from a climbing wall.
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.
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.
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.
A scaffolding firm has been fined for dangerous scaffold installations at sites in Wantage and Oxford.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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