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Three injured in floor collapse at Trafford mansion

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Two building firms have been ordered to pay a total of £72,000 in fines and costs after a floor collapsed during the construction of a six-bedroom mansion in Trafford, injuring three workers.

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L148 – Safety in docks: Approved Code of Practice and guidance

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

This publication covers safety in dock operations and is aimed at those who have a duty to comply with provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act. This includes people who control dock premises, suppliers of plant and equipment, dock employers, managers, safety officers, safety representatives and workers.

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Roofing firm caught on camera risking lives

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A West London roofing company and its director have been prosecuted after workers were photographed on a house roof without any safety measures to stop them falling to the ground below.

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Scaffolding firm in court for department store failings

Monday, March 17, 2014

A Hertfordshire scaffolding firm has been fined for a catalogue of safety failings – including throwing and catching metal fittings over the heads of shoppers – as they erected two scaffolds outside an Oxford department store.

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GS50 – Electrical safety at places of entertainment (third edition)

Friday, March 14, 2014

This guidance contains advice on preventing electrical danger at places of entertainment. It is primarily for managers of places of entertainment, and for people who provide facilities for entertainers. This edition updates references to legislation and links to further guidance.

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INDG247 – Electrical safety for entertainers (revised)

Friday, March 14, 2014

This leaflet is for entertainers who use electrical equipment for sound, lighting or other effect and sets out basic measures to help control the electrical risks from the use of such equipment. This edition updates references to legislation and links to further guidance.

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UK’s biggest care home provider fined over fish & chip death

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The UK’s biggest care home provider has been ordered to pay £170,000 in fines and costs after a vulnerable resident choked to death on fish and chips during an entertainment evening at its Chorley premises.

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EH38 – Ozone: Health hazards and control measures

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

This guidance is primarily aimed at employers and managers of people exposed to ozone in the course of their work. It draws attention to the potential ill health which exposure to ozone can cause and indicates potential sources of ozone at work. This third edition includes updated references to COSHH, CLP and CHIP Regulations.

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Large fine for heating firm after worker crushed to death

Friday, March 7, 2014

A Wednesbury-based heating, ventilation and air conditioning manufacturer has been fined £150,000 after a worker was crushed to death while working in its warehouse.

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Chester dairy factory fined after workers badly scalded

Friday, March 7, 2014

A Chester-based dairy firm has been fined £54,000 after two employees were badly scalded when hot water escaped from the top of a 600 litre tank.

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Didcot manufacturer fined for acetone burn failings

Monday, March 3, 2014

A specialist manufacturer of vessels and pipework designed to carry liquid nitrogen and liquid oxygen has been fined after a welder was seriously burned during unsafe hotwork.

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Stalybridge firm fined after half tonne car drops on mechanic

Friday, February 28, 2014

A vehicle salvage firm in Stalybridge has been fined over multiple safety failings after a car weighing more than half a tonne fell from a forklift truck, crushing a young mechanic underneath.

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HSE Chair speech: Enhancing and Delivering Health and Safety Reform – The Role of the Health and Safety Executive

Friday, February 28, 2014

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt’s keynote speech, with accompanying slides, at Inside Government event – ‘Health and Safety 2014: Improving Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare’, 28 January 2014.

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Burnley bakery fined after worker loses fingertips in pasty machine

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Burnley bakery has appeared in court after an employee had the tips of two fingers chopped off by a pasty-making machine.

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Littleborough firm in court after employee badly burned in factory fire

Friday, February 14, 2014

A Littleborough factory has been sentenced for safety failings following a major fire which left an employee with severe burns.

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Security company sentenced for generator death failings

Friday, February 14, 2014

A security company has been fined for safety failings after a lone working security guard was killed by carbon monoxide fumes from a petrol generator.

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INDG388(rev2) – Safety in isocyanate paint spraying

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

This guidance is aimed at owners, managers and supervisors of vehicle bodyshops. It outlines the risks in using isocyanate paints in motor vehicle repair and how you can minimise them by taking the right precautions. It is also relevant to isocyanate paint spraying in other industries.

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INDG473 – SMART paint spraying: How to control health and safety risks

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

This guidance is aimed at SMART (small and medium area repair technique) repair sprayers using isocyanate-based and other paints and who generally operate as a mobile unit. It is also useful for franchisees, managers and operators in motor vehicle repair bodyshops. It replaces the HSE publication WEB33, Motor vehicle repair: Good practice for SMART sprayers.

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HSG276 – Isocyanate paint spraying: Safely managing spray booths and rooms

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

This guidance is aimed at vehicle bodyshop owners, managers and supervisors, their employees (particularly paint sprayers) and suppliers. It will also be useful to industries other than motor vehicle repair where there is spraying of isocyanate-containing paints and lacquers. This replaces the previous HSE publication Controlling isocyanate exposure in spray booths and spray rooms (WEB36).

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Health & Safety Newsletter – latest issue available online

Friday, February 7, 2014

Subscribe today and receive free notifications when new Newsletter editions are published. This edition: major injuries hit an all-time low, the ABC of health and safety, plus ACOPs – updated and simplified.

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