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Category: Warehousing

Site and transport safety – London, 12 July 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

Course will help you understand the legal requirements of both road traffic law and workplace safety law, how and why things go wrong, and how you can take practicable steps to reduce risks in your business.

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Royal Mail fined after worker suffered injuries

Thursday, May 19, 2016

AMENDED: The Royal Mail Group Limited has been fined £50,000 after a worker’s foot was run over by a reach truck in a bundling warehouse.

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Company fined after agency worker seriously injured

Friday, May 6, 2016

A Suffolk cargo handling company has been fined £100,000 after an employee suffered serious injury when a sheet of marble weighing one tonne fell on him. 

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Site and transport safety – London, 26 April 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

This course will help you understand the legal requirements of both road traffic law and workplace safety law, how and why things go wrong, and how you can take practicable steps to reduce risks in your business.

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Site and transport safety – Buxton, 22 March 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

This course will help you understand the legal requirements of both road traffic law and workplace safety law, how and why things go wrong.

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Safety notice – Use of barrier glands in potentially explosive atmospheres to meet IEC 60079-14:2013 (edition 5)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The current International Standard allows the use of a ‘standard’ Ex certified flameproof gland as opposed to a Ex certified ‘barrier gland’ without the requirement to apply the previous flowchart used in the British Standard. There is evidence this approach creates a fire and explosion risk. This notice provides information on what action to take.

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Site and transport safety – Birmingham, 26 January 2016

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

This course will help you understand the legal requirements of both road traffic law and workplace safety law, how and why things go wrong, and how you can take practicable steps to reduce risk in your business.

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HSE releases injury and ill-health statistics 2014/15

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The full statistical report and industry specific data can be found online.

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Logistics company fined after man injured at work

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A logistics company was fined £20,000 after a worker was hit by a fork-lift truck in a busy yard and suffered head injuries.

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Turban-wearing Sikhs – extension of head protection exemption

Friday, October 2, 2015

The exemption for turban-wearing Sikhs from the need to wear head protection has been extended from construction sites to all workplaces, with some limited exceptions. The change applies solely to turban-wearing Sikhs and relates to head protection only.

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National Fork Lift Safety Month: 1-30 September 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fork lift trucks remain the UK’s most dangerous type of workplace transport. Throughout September’s Safety Month – or Safetember – the Fork Lift Truck Association will be making a compendium of free resources and guides available via its website.

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National Fork Lift Safety Conference – Loughborough, 23 September 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Forming part of the FLTA’s Fork Lift Safety Month, the conference is aimed at managers and supervisors who oversee fork lift truck operations. The conference will feature case-histories from companies who have successfully implemented safety campaigns and effectively reduced FLT accidents in the workplace.

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Safety alert – ‘Norfolk Range’ large wheeled dry powder fire extinguishers manufactured before 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Norfolk Range large dry powder fire extinguishers, manufactured before 2009 by UK Fire International Ltd, may be affected by moisture ingress at a threaded joint at the base of the unit, rendering the unit inoperable.

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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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HSE is recruiting for the role of HM Inspector of Health and Safety

Monday, July 21, 2014

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a world leader in health and safety, various locations across Great Britain. Apply now – closing date for applications is 15 August 2014.

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Accident reports on freight containers – Rail Accident Investigation Branch

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

These Rail Accident Investigation Branch’s (RAIB) rail accident reports recommend HSE raise awareness, amongst users of freight containers of the findings of these investigations.

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Logistics firm fails to spot gap in safety

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Northampton logistics firm has been prosecuted after an agency worker fell from a loading ramp at their site on the Isle of Grain in Kent.

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RR1004 – Factors in the design of order picking systems that influence manual handling practices

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A variety of order picking systems are used in warehouses and distribution centres. The choice of system determines the amount and type of manual handling that occurs within those locations. In order to understand the factors that influence the design of order picking systems a review was undertaken and interviews conducted with six industry stakeholders.

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Tackling occupational disease

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

HSE has launched new occupational disease web pages and an online community site. Occupational disease is a big problem and organisations are already taking steps to reduce the burden. We want you to get involved – join our online community, set up to encourage the exchange of ideas and initiatives for tackling occupational disease.

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Blackpool sweet firm fined after forklift spears worker’s foot

Monday, April 28, 2014

A national sweet manufacturer has appeared in court after the fork on a forklift truck pierced a worker’s foot, entering the instep and exiting the bridge, breaking every bone in its path.

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