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Safer sites initiative 2013 – image gallery

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

See some of the photographs taken by Inspectors undertaking unannounced ‘spot checks’ on repair and refurbishment works during the first few weeks of the Construction Initiative 2013/14.

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Roofing firm in court over Chorley school roof fall

Monday, September 16, 2013

A roofing firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker sustained severe injuries when he fell through a primary school roof in Chorley.

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Southport firm sentenced over teenage biker’s death

Friday, September 13, 2013

A Southport firm has been ordered to pay more than £100,000 in fines and costs following the death of a teenager who came off his motorbike when it collided with a metal cable strung between two trees.

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Construction firm in court over major city centre gas scare

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A construction firm has appeared in court over a major gas leak which caused widespread disruption and sparked fears of an explosion in Liverpool city centre.

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Kent company fined over worker death

Monday, September 9, 2013

A Kent aggregate company has been ordered to pay more than £180,000 in fines and costs after a worker was killed by dangerous lifting equipment on a tipper lorry.

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First aid guidance published ahead of regulation changes

Monday, September 2, 2013

A month ahead of changes to first aid regulations, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published guidance to help businesses put in place appropriate arrangements for the provision of first aid.

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Health & Safety Newsletter – latest edition available online

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Join the thousands of subscribers who have already signed up to receive this free quarterly newsletter. This edition: numbers are falling – latest statistics reveal fall in fatal injuries, horror stories from the farm – tragic examples of what can go wrong, plus more busted myths, court stories, new guidance and much more.

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CHIP for everyone: Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009 – second edition

Thursday, August 29, 2013

This book gives a basic introduction to CHIP. It explains how the Regulations work and will help you decide what you should do. The CHIP Regulations are being replaced by the new European Regulation, known as the CLP Regulation. Part 8 of this guide provides links to guidance on this.

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Electricity at work: Safe working practices (third edition)

Friday, August 23, 2013

The guidance covers the key elements to consider when devising safe working practices and is for people who carry out work on or near electrical equipment. This third edition updates the guidance and provides sources of further information.

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Fairground operator in court for ride collapse

Thursday, August 22, 2013

A fairground operator has been fined for safety failings after 22 people, many of them children, were trapped when a poorly maintained ride collapsed.

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Pirelli in court over injuries at Carlisle tyre factory

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tyre manufacturer Pirelli has appeared in court after an employee sustained major injuries to his left arm when it became trapped in a tyre-testing machine.

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Managing upper limb disorders in your business: A brief guide for employers

Friday, August 16, 2013

This revised leaflet is aimed at employers and managers in small businesses. It explains what upper limb disorders are, their symptoms, how to manage the risks around them and what employers can do to help their employees.

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Faulty rope led to amputation for outdoors instructor

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Southampton firm was today prosecuted after an outdoors activity instructor was left permanently disabled when he used a defective rope for a simulated parachute landing.

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Vauxhall owner sentenced over Ellesmere Port death

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The owner of Vauxhall has been fined £150,000 over the death of a long-serving worker who was crushed in machinery at its car factory in Ellesmere Port.

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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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