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Category: Manufacturing

HSG252 – A recipe for safety: Health and safety in food and drink manufacture (revised)

Friday, February 6, 2015

This guidance covers the main health and safety hazards in the food and drink industry and gives practical advice on how to manage the associated risks. This latest edition has been revised by HSE and a working group and is even more relevant as it has been written by the industry for the industry.

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Firm fined after worker loses forearm

Thursday, February 5, 2015

An Edinburgh manufacturing company has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker had to have his arm amputated after it became trapped in a machine.

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Carpet firm in court after worker breaks leg

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Rossendale factory, which makes carpet underlay, has been fined after a worker was badly injured when he was struck by a 300kg bale of foam.

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Bridgend firm fined for safety failings

Monday, February 2, 2015

A Bridgend engineering company has been prosecuted after an employee’s hand was crushed in an unguarded hydraulic press.

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Kent brewer in court

Friday, January 30, 2015

Britain’s oldest brewery business – Shepherd Neame – has been prosecuted for safety breaches after a 21 year-old agency worker lost a finger in an unprotected machine.

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Legionella… The Dutyholder’s Responsibilities: HSE/LCA event – Edinburgh, 26 March 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Run by HSE and the Legionella Control Association (LCA), this dutyholder event covers all you need to know about legionella control and prevention, and your duties as the responsible person. It will help you understand how to comply with the law, identify and assess sources of risk, prevent or control risks and ensure sustained compliance.

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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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Furniture company prosecuted over worker’s injury

Monday, January 26, 2015

A Rutland company which manufactures children’s bedroom furniture has been fined after a machine operator suffered serious hand injuries in a makeshift vacuum cleaner.

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Firm in court after worker loses arm

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Powys firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a woodworker had his right arm severed while clearing sawdust from underneath a circular saw.

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Worker’s injuries land brewery in court

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Herefordshire brewery has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered a broken foot when it became trapped in a rotating stirrer.

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Crisp producer in court after worker loses tip of finger

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hereford Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday (19 Jan) the 35-year-old employee of Tyrells Potato Crisps Ltd in Leominster was cleaning part of the machine on 7 November 2012 when his finger caught in the nip point of a moving chain and sprocket.

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Firm fined after worker suffers severe burns

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Highland manufacturing company has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered severe burns to both arms as he tried to clear a blockage in an unguarded machine.

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Paper company in court after worker crushed by reel of paper

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Hertfordshire-based company has been fined after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he was struck by a 3.2 tonne reel of paper at its premises in Essex.

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JCB fined after worker crushed

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

JC Bamford Excavators Ltd has been fined after a worker was left with multiple injuries after being crushed during the assembly of a telescopic handler.

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Life-changing injuries of two employees lead to court for Newport company

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A Newport roller manufacturer has been fined after two employees suffered life-changing injuries whilst operating rotating machinery.

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Sheffield firm owner in court for repeat safety breach

Friday, January 9, 2015

A Sheffield businessman has been fined after he failed to heed warnings from safety experts to properly guard dangerous machinery.

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Worktop firm in court after man loses finger in unguarded machine

Friday, January 9, 2015

A worktop manufacturer has been fined after an employee had to have two fingers amputated when they came into contact with an unguarded cutting blade.

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Manufacturing firm fined over worker’s death

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A West Yorkshire company has been sentenced after a worker died when he was crushed beneath a one tonne silo of varnish that slid from the tines of a forklift truck and toppled onto him.

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Court for chocolate maker over worker’s injury

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A Leeds-based chocolate and fudge manufacturer has been fined after an employee lost a thumb while cleaning an unguarded stirring machine.

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Jaguar Land Rover prosecuted over worker’s ‘horrific’ injuries

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd has been fined for safety breaches after an employee suffered life-threatening crush injuries when he was dragged into inadequately guarded machinery.

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