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Building firm fined for worker ladder fall

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Birmingham construction company has been fined for safety failings after a contractor was injured when he fell more than five metres from a ladder.

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Ealing company prosecuted for tipper fall failings

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A London waste management company has been prosecuted after a worker on his first day in a new job sustained life-threatening injuries when he fell from the top of a tipper lorry.

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Wimbledon company fined for dangerous demolition site

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Wimbledon construction firm has been prosecuted for endangering workers and the public with unsafe demolition work.

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Gillingham worker pays price for firm’s safety failings

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Dartford Scaffolding firm and its director have been prosecuted for failing to provide a safe way of working on a fragile roof after a worker fell and suffered serious injuries.

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Consultation opens on first aid changes

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Plans to remove the requirement for first aid training providers to be approved by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have gone out to consultation.

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HSE Chair responds to Telegraph article on primary school pupils’ risk assessments

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt responds to “Starting them young” article in The Telegraph, 22 October 2012

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Case 84 – Local resident told that bins had to be sited in pairs on the roadside because of health and safety requirements

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A local resident was told by their council’s waste and street cleansing service that new communal refuse bins had to be sited in pairs on the roadside with a suitable gap in between them because of health and safety requirements.

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Case 83 – Housing association residents told that bollards in car park are necessary because of health and safety

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A housing association complex has resurfaced the residents’ car park and placed bollards as a way of separating out the pedestrianised area. The residents have been told that the bollards are necessary because of health and safety.

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Case 82 – Housing association removed wheelchair from sheltered housing complex because of health and safety

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Residents complained that a housing association removed a wheelchair from the communal area of a sheltered housing complex because of health and safety. The residents said that different people used the wheelchair occasionally for a variety of reasons such as if someone was unwell or needed assistance carrying their shopping.

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Cwmbran builder fined for worker fall

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Cwmbran builder has been fined after an employee was seriously injured in a 2.3-metre fall from the roof of a property near Llandegfedd Reservoir.

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Paper firm fined after death of South Hams worker

Monday, October 22, 2012

An international paper manufacturer has been ordered to pay £260,000 in fines and costs for serious safety failings after a mill worker was crushed between two large rollers running at full production speed.

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Company fined for worker’s fall in Feltham

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Somerset construction company has been fined after a worker plummeted six metres from a roof he was working on in south-west London.

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Waste site dangers highlighted in Barnsley court

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A South Yorkshire waste management firm has admitted neglecting the safety of its workforce after two men were injured within just a week at its site in Barnsley.

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Bedford food company in court over fall

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Bedford grain milling company has been prosecuted after a worker was injured in a fall during the night shift.

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Head injury leads to fine for components firm

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A company which manufactures metal components has been fined after a young worker was seriously injured at its Lincoln factory.

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Company fined after worker falls through riding school roof

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Knightsbridge facilities and cleaning company has been fined after one of its employees fell six metres through a riding school roof on the Longcross estate in Surrey.

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West Yorkshire council in court after caretaker’s injury

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bradford Council has been fined for breaching safety regulations after a school caretaker was left with permanent disabilities when he fell through the school hall ceiling five days before his retirement.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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Case 81 – Public hall removed knives from kitchen on the grounds of health and safety

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A local public hall has removed knives from the hall kitchen on the grounds of health and safety.

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Southampton yacht repair company in the dock

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Southampton company Hamble Yacht Services Ltd has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker fell whilst repairing a yacht.

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