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Poole builders fined after scaffold fall

Monday, July 4, 2011

A Poole construction company has been sentenced after a carpenter was seriously injured when he fell three metres off scaffolding while working on a house extension.

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Global chemical firm sentenced over finger loss

Monday, July 4, 2011

A global chemical firm has been prosecuted for ignoring basic safety guidelines after a maintenance worker seriously injured his right hand at a Runcorn factory.

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Health and safety drive to reduce deaths on Isle of Wight construction sites

Monday, July 4, 2011

Construction workers and scaffolders working on the Isle of Wight are being urged to attend one of a series of free half-day events later this month, in a bid to improve standards and prevent deaths and injuries on the island.

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Cornwall timber firm fined £20,000 after worker’s panel saw injury

Friday, July 1, 2011

A teenage worker severed part of his hand while operating a vertical panel saw on which he had received little training, a court heard.

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Cornwall caravan site owner operated without gas safety certificate

Friday, July 1, 2011

A caravan at a site in Cornwall was rented out without gas safety certificates, a court heard today.

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Workers’ injuries lead to fines for plastering firm

Friday, July 1, 2011

A specialist plastering contractor has been fined after two workers were seriously injured during construction of Derby’s Westfield shopping centre.

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Housing association fined after pensioner’s death

Thursday, June 30, 2011

A North East housing association has been fined after a pensioner died in his home from carbon monoxide poisoning.

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HSE launches consultation on safety in the adventure activities sector

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Outdoor activity providers, sports clubs and teachers are among those being asked for their views on proposals to change the health and safety requirements for young people’s adventure activities.

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Two firms guilty over Legionella risk

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fines and costs totalling nearly £250,000 have been imposed on two firms after workers and members of the public were put at risk of exposure to the potentially fatal waterborne Legionella bacteria.

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Have your say on health and safety – East of England

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Government and the Health and Safety Executive are calling for those working or living in the East of England to give their thoughts on red tape.

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Have your say on health and safety – North West

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Government and the Health and Safety Executive are calling for people in the North West to give their thoughts on red tape.

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Have your say on health and safety – North East

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Government and the Health and Safety Executive are calling for people in the North East to give their thoughts on red tape.

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Have your say on health and safety – East Midlands

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Government and the Health and Safety Executive are calling for people in the East Midlands to give their thoughts on red tape.

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Have your say on health and safety – Wales

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Government and the Health and Safety Executive are calling for the people of Wales to give their thoughts on red tape.

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New figures show increase in number of workers killed in Wales

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New official statistics published today show the number of workers killed in Wales last year has increased.

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New figures published of fatally injured waste and recycling workers

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New official statistics published today show the number of workers killed in Britain’s waste and recycling industry last year has sharply increased.

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New figures published of fatally injured construction workers

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New official statistics published today show the number of workers killed in the construction industry last year has increased.

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New figures published of fatally injured agriculture workers

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New official statistics published today show the number of workers killed in the agriculture industry last year has slightly decreased.

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New figures published show drop in fatally injured Scottish workers

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New figures released today show the number of people killed at work in Scotland is at an all time low.

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New figures published of fatally injured workers

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New official statistics published today show the number of workers killed in Britain last year has increased.

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