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HSG196 – Moving food and drink: Manual handling solutions for the food and drink industries

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

This book is aimed at employers and dutyholders within the food and drink industry. It discusses manual handling risks and solutions specific to the industry. The introduction in this new edition has been revised but the case studies remain unchanged.

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Firm fined for unsafe Oxfordshire scaffolds

Monday, February 3, 2014

A scaffolding firm has been fined for dangerous scaffold installations at sites in Wantage and Oxford.

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INDG455 – Safe use of ladders and stepladders: A brief guide

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This leaflet gives advice to employers, employees and self-employed people on simple, sensible precautions to take when using ladders and stepladders to work at height. This leaflet replaces INDG402 Safe use of ladders and stepladders: An employers’ guide, INDG403 A toolbox talk on leaning ladder and stepladder safety and INDG405 Top tips for ladder and stepladder safety.

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INDG401 – Work at height Regulations 2005 (as amended): A brief guide

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This recently revised brief guide describes what employers need to do to protect their employees from falls from height. Falls from height are one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities and major injuries.

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Farm partnership fined after worker sustains critical injuries in fall

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Suffolk farming business has been fined after a worker was seriously injured in a fall from height during a dangerous lifting operation.The 67 year-old from Woodbridge, who does not want to be named, broke a shoulder blade, fractured seven ribs, chip…

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Roofing firm in court following BBC Watchdog probe

Friday, January 17, 2014

An Oldham roofing firm and company director have appeared in court after being filmed breaking the law by the BBC’s Watchdog programme.

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Norfolk sawmill sentenced over worker’s hand injury

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A Norfolk sawmill has been fined for safety failings after a teenage worker suffered serious injuries to his hand when it was dragged into unguarded machinery.

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Pneumonia vaccination for employees exposed to welding and metal fume

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Guidance to employers who are considering offering the pneumonia vaccine (PPV) for employees exposed to welding or metal fume who may be at risk of pneumococcal lobar pneumonia.

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Managing health and safety in civic amenity sites

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

This guidance gives advice about health and safety management at household waste and recycling centres.

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L143 – Managing and working with asbestos: Approved Code of Practice and guidance

Monday, December 23, 2013

This revised publication consolidates the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and guidance text for employers about work which disturbs, or is likely to disturb, asbestos, asbestos sampling and laboratory analysis.

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Sheffield Forgemasters fined over worker’s cellar death

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sheffield Forgemasters was today ordered to pay £245,000 in fines and costs for safety failings that led to an employee dying of carbon dioxide poisoning after the cellar he was working in filled with the deadly gas.

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L118 – Health and safety at quarries: Approved Code of Practice (revised)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

This updated document contains an Approved Code of Practice and other supporting guidance on the duties in the Quarries Regulations 1999. The Regulations aim to protect those working at a quarry and others who may be affected by quarrying activities.

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DVD: Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) – A guide to the introduction and use of RPE

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

This three-part DVD will help you introduce and manage the use of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) in your workplace. The DVD includes a demonstration of how RPE can protect the wearer, how to introduce and manage RPE in the workplace, and a walk through of a typical HSE inspection focusing on RPE at a foundry site.

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Safe use of skip loaders: Advice for workers (revised)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

This pocket card is aimed at workers involved in the movement of skips and containers. It lists the dangers involved in this work and provides a checklist of some important actions workers can take to protect themselves and others.

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HSE Chair speech: HSE Update – Progress to date and Plans for 2014

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

HSE Chair Judith Hackitt’s speech to Westminster Legal Policy Forum Keynote Seminar, on 5 December 2013.

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Northamptonshire firm prosecuted after scaffold collapse

Monday, December 16, 2013

Northamptonshire shoppers were forced to run for safety as a scaffold collapsed and fell some 20 metres towards them, a court has heard.

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Staffordshire firm in court after worker shatters arm in dangerous machinery

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Leek company that weaves and dyes webbing for seatbelts and harnesses has been fined after an employee seriously injured his arm in an unguarded machine.

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Firm sentenced after worker loses leg in fish tank fall

Monday, December 9, 2013

A Manchester firm has been ordered to pay nearly £90,000 in fines and costs after an employee was crushed by a giant fish tank that toppled off a forklift truck.

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L138 – Dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres: ACOP and guidance (revised)

Monday, December 9, 2013

The consolidated ACOP text and guidance have been clarified, simplified, streamlined and restructured to help the reader. The content has been updated in light of changes to European and domestic legislation, such as substance classification and labelling issues and general fire safety.

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Leisure centre operator fined after child suffered burns

Friday, December 6, 2013

The operator of an Essex leisure centre has been fined after a two and a half year-old boy suffered severe burns in the changing area of the centre’s swimming pool.

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