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Safety warning after ten-year-old spotted on scaffolding

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Construction workers are being urged not to take their children onto building sites during the school holidays after a ten-year-old boy was spotted on scaffolding in Merseyside.

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Building firm in court after Fulham scaffold collapse

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A Surrey-based company has been sentenced after a length of scaffolding collapsed on to a Fulham Street, blocking one lane but miraculously missing pedestrians and traffic.

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Scaffolding firm sentenced over worker’s death

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A scaffolding firm has been ordered to pay more than £100,000 in fines and costs following the death of an employee who plunged 13 metres through the roof of a Skelmersdale warehouse.

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Proposed RIDDOR changes explained

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Information has been published to help dutyholders familiarise themselves with proposed changes to the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries.

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Public consultation: asbestos Approved Code of Practice (ACOP)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Consultation seeks views on HSE’s proposed consolidated version of the Approved Code of Practice (L143) – Work with materials containing asbestos Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 incorporating the Approved Code of Practice (L127) – The management of asbestos in non-domestic premises. consultation ends 30 September 2013.

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Three firms sentenced after man killed by rocketing gas cylinder

Friday, July 5, 2013

Three South East firms have been ordered to pay a total of £685,787.31 in fines and costs for serious safety breaches after a plumber died and six other workers were seriously injured by a barrage of flying gas cylinders.

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The use of Nanomaterials in UK Universities: an overview of occupational health and safety

Thursday, June 27, 2013

HSE wishes to increase its knowledge and understanding of the occupational use and manufacture of engineered nanoparticles in the UK. It has worked with the UK NanoSafety Group to gain an overview of the work with nanomaterials in a small number of UK universities.

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Council prosecuted after worker’s near-death fall

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bradford Council today admitted serious safety breaches after one of its parks’ employees narrowly escaped death when he plunged eleven metres from the cradle of a cherry picker.

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Worker’s six metre fall lands two Kent businesses in court

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Kent father and granddad died after plunging six metres through a fragile skylight because safety measures were neglected both by his employer and a major drinks wholesaler, a court has heard.

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Farm fined for young worker’s death in tractor tragedy

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A young Somerset farm worker was killed when the tractor she was driving overturned in a field a court heard today.

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EH66 – Grain dust

Monday, June 17, 2013

This guidance draws attention to the possible health hazards which could result from exposure to grain dust. The guidance is aimed at employers and managers although employees and health and safety professionals will also find it useful.

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Rochdale bedding firm fined £50k over multiple safety failings

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Rochdale bedding manufacturer has been fined £50,000 after a health and safety inspection found the majority of its machines were unsafe to use.

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Bolton recycling firm sentenced after worker crushed

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Bolton company has been ordered to pay almost £130,000 in fines and costs after a worker suffered serious injuries when he was crushed between two trucks at a recycling plant.

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High school fined after pupil’s climbing wall injury

Friday, June 7, 2013

An Essex high school has been fined for safety failings after a 14-year-old boy fell more than four metres from a climbing wall.

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Building firm in court after Wolverhampton house collapse

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Wolverhampton building firm has been fined for neglecting basic construction safety after it dug a trench that caused the partial collapse of a house next door.

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Revised COSHH ACOP – have your say

Monday, June 3, 2013

Public consultation on revisions to ‘Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH)’ ACOP ends 23 August. The proposed revisions make it easier for duty holders to understand and comply with their legal duties, take account of the introduction of the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP) and emphasise the principles of good control practice.

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Revised DSEAR ACOPs – have your say

Monday, June 3, 2013

Public consultation proposes to consolidate and revise existing ‘Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) ACOPs, ends 23 August. The five existing ACOPs are consolidated into a revised L138, with updated content and features.

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Revised legionella ACOP – have your say

Monday, June 3, 2013

Public consultation on revisions to ‘The control of legionella bacteria in water systems’ ACOP ends 23 August. The revised ACOP gives practical advice on the legal requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act and the COSHH Regulations and applies to the risk from exposure to legionella bacteria.

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Bury roofer in court again over unsafe work

Monday, June 3, 2013

A Bury roofer has appeared in court for putting workers’ lives at risk, despite previously being prosecuted after a man was paralysed in a fall through a warehouse roof.

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Wigan worker injured in fall through sports hall roof

Monday, June 3, 2013

A Wigan roofing firm has been fined after an employee was severely injured when he fell ten metres through the roof of a school sports hall.

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