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Husband and wife fined over gas safety breaches

Monday, September 20, 2010

A couple who were co-landlords of a Bristol property have been fined after admitting breaching gas safety regulations.

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Prestwich firm fined after putting lives at risk

Monday, September 20, 2010

A home improvement company has admitted breaking a health and safety law after a worker was seen on a house roof with nothing in place to stop him falling.

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Manufacturer fined over former soldier’s death

Monday, September 20, 2010

A building materials manufacturer and its director have been fined a total of £20,000 after a former soldier was killed by an industrial mixing machine blade.

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Myth of the Month: HSE bans traditional school ties

Friday, September 17, 2010

The reality: As we said at the start of the last school year, few parents would see wearing ties at school as a safety issue. Millions of children have been wearing ties as part of their uniform for years without any problems.

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Atherton roofer fined after putting lives at risk

Friday, September 17, 2010

An Atherton roofer has appeared in court after being spotted working on roofs with no safety equipment to prevent him and his staff falling off.

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New agreement to improve health and safety on construction sites

Friday, September 17, 2010

HSE has today (Friday 17 September) signed an agreement with the Building Control Alliance (BCA), in a bid to work more closely to improve health and safety standards in the construction industry.

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Event helps borders construction companies cut deaths

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Construction workers across the Borders are being urged to pick up lifesaving advice at a forthcoming event on Wednesday 29 September.

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Kishorn fish farmers to attend aquaculture safety event

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Scottish fish and shellfish farmers will come together in Kishorn, Strathcarron on 21 September, to attend a special aquaculture and maritime safety awareness event.

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Tadcaster firm fined for failing its own workers

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A North Yorkshire company making innovative machinery fitted with the latest safety devices failed to protect its own workers from the risk of injury as they manufactured them, magistrates were told today.

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College hosts safety courses for horse industry

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Equestrian businesses across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire attended a free event at Oaklands College in St Albans last week to get the latest advice on health and safety issues. HSE joined forces with Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire local authorities to host a day of free sessions dedicated to issues specific to the equine industry. View press release […]

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Crown Censure for Ministry of Defence

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) today received a formal Crown Censure from HSE after potentially exposing workers to deadly asbestos fibres.

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Glass company fined for workers’ fall risk

Monday, September 13, 2010

A glass company has been prosecuted for health and safety offences after putting workers’ lives at risk at a site in Bradford.

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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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