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HM Revenue & Customs – Come See Events

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Come See Events’ are the largest cross government business support roadshows of their kind, dedicated to providing free information and support to newly formed small and medium sized businesses. Find an event near you.

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Merseyside demolition firm fined after lives put at risk

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The lives of several workers were put at risk as they demolished an old office block in Liverpool, a court has heard.

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Refurbishment firm fined for exposing workers to fall risk

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Willenhall refurbishment and shop fitting company has been fined for safety failings after instructing two employees to work at height without any protective measures or relevant roofwork training.

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Oxygen use in the workplace: Fire and explosion hazards

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

This new leaflet provides guidance for anyone using oxygen gas cylinders in the workplace. It describes the hazards from using oxygen and the precautions to take when using oxygen equipment. If you are an employer, it will help with your risk assessment.

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Health & Safety Newsletter – latest issue available online

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Subscribe today and receive free notifications when new Newsletter editions are published. This edition: drama on the cobbles of Coronation Street, vomiting Larry makes a big splash, plus why life is now a bit easier for small businesses.

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Medway NHS Trust fined over patient death

Monday, January 28, 2013

Medway NHS Foundation Trust has today been sentenced for safety failings after a vulnerable patient died following a fall from a first floor window at Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham.

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Gloucestershire paper company fined for safety failings

Monday, January 21, 2013

A Gloucestershire paper producer has been fined after an employee’s hand was crushed in an unguarded machine as he tried to clean it.

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Video – Hot cutting an oil drum containing residual vapour

Friday, January 18, 2013

Flammable liquids and vapours such as petrol, diesel, fuel oil, paints, solvents, glue, lacquer and cleaning agents are found in many places of work. This film shows the serious consequences of hot cutting an oil drum that contains residual vapour.

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Firm fined after worker’s hair ripped out by machinery

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Deeside company has been fined £60,000 after a young worker was severely injured when her hair was ripped out by poorly guarded machinery.

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UK Power Networks fined over worker death

Friday, January 4, 2013

UK Power Networks (Operations) Ltd, which supplies power to the East of England, London and the South East, has been ordered to pay £420,000 in fines and costs after an employee died while working at one of its Essex sites.

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Suffolk firm fined for electrical hazard

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Suffolk plastics manufacturer has been fined after electrical fittings at its production site were found to be dangerous.

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Bury St Edmunds firm in court after Suffolk worker injured

Friday, December 21, 2012

A Suffolk worker’s arm was badly crushed when a bacon press he was reconditioning started up as he worked on it, a court has heard.

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Hull firms in court for worker’s death in roof fall

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Two Hull firms and a company director have been sentenced for joint safety failings relating to the death of a worker who plummeted more than eight metres through a fragile rooflight while cleaning gutters.

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Company prosecuted after heavy motor crashes into lobby at Luton hospital

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Banbury lift company has been fined after a lift motor weighing more than a tonne fell into a lobby at Luton & Dunstable Hospital, injuring a member of the public.

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Environment agency sentenced after worker drowning

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Environment Agency has been ordered to pay more than £220,000 in fines and costs after a catalogue of errors caused one of its employees to drown while dredging an icy Cambridgeshire watercourse.

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Merseyside roofer caught on camera risking lives

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Merseyside roofer has been fined after he allowed lives to be put at risk on the roof of a semi-detached house in Maghull.

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HSIS4 – How the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations apply to health and social care

Thursday, December 13, 2012

This information sheet has been revised to provide further clarity on the various types of stand/transfer aids.

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INDG229 – Using work equipment safely (revised)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

This revision incorporates minor changes to reflect the current position with regard to new machinery supply, the need for care if modifying existing machinery, and safety during maintenance of work equipment. References to other guidance have also been updated.

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Revised woodworking information sheets

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Selection of respiratory protective equipment suitable for use with wood dust (WIS14) and Toxic woods (WIS30) have been revised.

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AIS35 – Handling and housing cattle (revised)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

This information sheet provides general advice for farmers on safe handling of adult cattle, including stock bulls, bull beef, suckler and dairy cattle, and on housing stock bulls and bull beef safely. This revision now includes general advice for farmers on preparing cattle for slaughter.

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