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Local authorities reminded of their health and safety responsibilities

Monday, September 13, 2010

Local authorities are being reminded to check that they are clear on their health and safety responsibilities in procuring and managing waste and recycling services, ahead of a programme of inspections that will begin next month.

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£30k fines after Salford worker killed by digger bucket

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fines totaling £30,000 have been issued following the death of a Salford worker, who was struck by the excavator bucket on a digger.

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Open forums on Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007

Friday, September 10, 2010

GB wide – 8 free open forums to get a broad range of views from large audiences on the extent to which the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007) have met HSE’s aims for the regulations which came into force in April 2007.

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UK’s biggest food manufacturer fined after worker’s skull crushed

Friday, September 10, 2010

The UK’s biggest food manufacturer has been fined £14,000 after a 65kg metal pillar fell on a maintenance engineer in Merseyside, crushing his skull.

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Plumber given suspended jail sentence

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A self-employed plumber has been prosecuted for carrying out illegal work on gas boilers which put the lives of Norwich residents at risk.

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Company fined after 17-year-old worker injured in fall

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Croydon company has been fined after a young worker suffered multiple fractures and internal injuries when he fell through a roof-light after only weeks into his job.

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EEF / HSE / TUC / EU Safe Maintenance events

Thursday, September 9, 2010

EEF is holding events on Safe Maintenance at sites across Great Britain, in conjunction with HSE and the TUC.

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Company fined £33,000 for asbestos breaches at MOD base

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A subsidiary of one of the world’s largest support service and construction companies potentially exposed Ministry of Defence (MOD) workers to deadly asbestos fibres.

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Company fined after worker injured in fall from dock

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A company was fined a total of £14,000 after a night watchman was injured falling into water from the quayside. The company director has today been fined a total of £2,750 for failing to carry out a risk assessment.

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Luton companies ignored warnings on electrical equipment

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Three Luton car repair companies have been fined a total of £4,000 for failing to act on electrical defects in their workshops – exposing their workers to a serious risk of injury.

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Council fined after child injured at Tyneside museum

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Newcastle City Council has been fined after a five-year-old girl needed surgery when she was injured by an interactive exhibit at one of its museums.

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St Helens safety event aims to cut construction injuries

Monday, September 6, 2010

Construction workers from across the North West are being urged to pick up lifesaving advice at an upcoming safety event in St Helens.

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Dangerously faulty play equipment leads to prosecution

Monday, September 6, 2010

A Prestatyn man has been given an 18 week suspended prison sentence and 60 hours of community service after ignoring a legal order preventing him from issuing safety certificates for inflatable amusements.

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Speak Up, Stay Safe – British Safety Council campaign

Monday, September 6, 2010

A new campaign from the British Safety Council asks young people to take responsibility for their own health and safety.

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Builder fined after hand is disfigured

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Haringey building firm was in court after a worker’s hand was seriously injured in a machine at a workshop in Willesden, Brent.

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Worker dies during demolition at boarding school

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Shropshire boarding school has today been fined £25,000 after a worker was killed while demolishing a building on the site.

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Firm fined after worker burned

Friday, September 3, 2010

A company has today been fined £10,000 after a worker received 60 per cent burns following an explosion at a Nottingham factory.

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East Midlands farmers urged to strap up during harvest

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Farmers across the East Midlands are being reminded to wear safety straps when driving their tractors, especially during the busy harvest period.

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Worker’s clothing set alight in electrical explosion

Thursday, September 2, 2010

An Aberdeen building firm has been prosecuted after a joiner’s boiler suit was set on fire when a short circuit caused a localised electrical explosion.

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New safety advice issued on electric gates

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Installers, designers, maintenance firms and manufacturers of electric gates, are being urged to seriously consider new safety advice issued by HSE today, following the recent deaths of two children involving these gates.

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