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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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Copper ionisation systems – What is the issue over copper ionisation in legionella control?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Updated July 24 2013 – For users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control ie copper ionisation systems – it is important to read the updated information relating to the application for essential use derogation.

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Public consultation – Workplace health, safety and welfare

Monday, July 22, 2013

Last chance to have your say on revised Approved Code of Practice L24 – ends 30 July.

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Police force and firearm officer fined over PC death

Friday, July 12, 2013

A police force and one of its officers have been fined for health and safety failings that led to a constable being shot dead.

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Council fined after worker seriously injured in roof fall

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A local authority has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he fell through a garage roof light at a council depot.

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Safety alert – electrical safety of inflatable blower fans

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Measures required to help maintain the electrical safety and integrity of mains voltage powered fan blowers (imported from China) which could be used in wet conditions for inflating play equipment or advertising inflatables.

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Health and Safety Inspector jobs

Monday, July 1, 2013

Last chance to apply – trainee inspector recruitment campaign ends 10 July 2013.

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Council prosecuted after worker’s near-death fall

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bradford Council today admitted serious safety breaches after one of its parks’ employees narrowly escaped death when he plunged eleven metres from the cradle of a cherry picker.

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Council fined for allowing potentially lethal work

Monday, June 24, 2013

A Welsh local authority has been fined after building work at a house exposed a woman and her foster children to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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