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Company and director sentenced for house collapse failings

Friday, August 2, 2013

A Buckinghamshire construction company and its managing director have been fined for multiple safety failings following the total collapse of two large properties in Westminster.

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Companies sentenced for major blaze failures

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Two major companies were responsible for a major blaze in Leeds that led to the evacuation of six homes, the closure of a major road and gas supplies being cut off, a court heard today (31 July).

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Waste13 – Designing and operating material recovery facilities (MRFs) safely

Friday, July 19, 2013

This revised guidance, produced by the Health and Safety Executive in consultation with Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH), highlights the main health and safety issues to consider when designing, installing, making alterations to, or operating an MRF.

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CIS36: Construction dust – revised information sheet

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Regularly breathing in construction dust over a long period of time can cause life-changing lung diseases. This sheet tells employers what they need to know to prevent or adequately control construction dust risks. It also provides advice for safety representatives and workers.

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New man at the top for HSE in Yorkshire and the Humber

Monday, July 15, 2013

Barnsley man John Rowe has been appointed as Head of Operations for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in Yorkshire and the Humber.

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Protecting children on farms

Friday, July 12, 2013

HSE has published revised and improved guidance aimed at reducing child deaths on farms and providing essential information on keeping children safe. The leaflet, INDG 472, contains practical advice and guidance on how to comply with the law.

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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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