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Category: Woodworking

RR1077 – Safe storage of wood pellet and wood chip fuel

Saturday, December 10, 2016

This report describes a study, involving seven site visits, to develop evidence to inform HSE engagement with the industry on the prevention of carbon monoxide poisonings.

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Timber company fined for safety failings

Monday, July 4, 2016

A Timber company based in Somerset has been sentenced for safety failings relating to a construction project.

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Firm fined after worker’s hand was caught in machinery

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A Northampton luxury kitchen manufacturer, Bespoke in Oak Limited, was sentenced on 12 January 2016 after a worker had two fingers amputated following an industrial accident.  The incident occurred on 31st October 2014 when the worker caught his dominant right hand on a revolving cutting block.

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Companies sentenced in HSE inspector’s “most horrific case”

Friday, December 4, 2015

Two North West companies have been fined following the death of two workers at a Merseyside woodchip factory.

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Carpenter in court after trainee’s fingers were severed

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The owner of a Bedfordshire joinery and carpentry business pleaded guilty to failing to report an accident, where a person had two fingers amputated, which had occurred at his workshop. 

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Woodworking firm fined over safety breach

Friday, October 16, 2015

A woodworking firm was fined for safety breaches after stacks of boards fell onto two employees and injured both of them.

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Worker injures hand on unguarded machinery

Monday, October 12, 2015

A national company specialising in products and services to rural communities was fined after a worker was injured in a woodworking machinery incident.

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Agency worker suffers injuries from unguarded machinery

Monday, October 12, 2015

A furniture manufacturer was fined after a worker suffered injuries to his hand while cleaning an unguarded machine.

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Saw mill fined after employee suffers severe hand injuries

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A saw mill in Kettering was fined after an employee suffered a serious injury to his left hand.

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Fencing company fined after worker injured in machinery

Friday, September 11, 2015

A fencing company has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered serious injuries to his left arm.

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Woodham Ferrers firm fined for ignoring safety law

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A Cheltenham firm has been fined a total of £15,000 for repeatedly failing to have its systems on its local exhaust ventilation (LEV) system for extracting wood dust and lifting equipment on its rider operated trucks thoroughly examined.

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Firm fined after worker injures hand at saw mill

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A company that manufactures garden timber products has been fined for safety failings that led to a worker sustaining serious injury to his left hand. 

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Timber manufacturer fined after employee suffers severe hand injuries

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A timber gate manufacturer in Daventry has been fined after a young employee lost two fingers on his left hand while working on machinery.

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Woodwork company fined after worker lost fingers

Monday, August 3, 2015

 A Gloucestershire-based woodwork firm was fined after a worker lost three fingers whilst using a table saw.

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‘Dust hub’ microsite launched

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This site provides information to help employers control exposure to dust in the workplace. You can find guidance on health and safety issues related to dust and answers to some frequently asked questions.

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Timber manufacturer fined after apprentice suffers severe hand injuries

Monday, June 1, 2015

A timber mouldings manufacturer in Rochdale has been fined after a young apprentice lost two fingers of his right hand while working on machinery.

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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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WIS40 – Four-sided moulding machines: Safe working practice (revised)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

This information sheet gives practical guidance for employers on guarding and safe working practices for both new and older models of four-sided moulding machines. This revision also includes more detailed information on safe setting and adjustment.

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Football legend Stuart Pearce fears risk of deadly asbestos

Friday, January 30, 2015

England football star Stuart Pearce is blowing the whistle on asbestos after revealing he could have breathed in the deadly dust while working part time as an electrician during his early football career.  

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Joinery firm in court after worker loses fingertip

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Kent joinery firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee lost the tip of his left middle finger on an unguarded piece of machinery.

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