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Boatyard firm fined for crane danger

Thursday, March 28, 2013

An Isle of Wight boatyard business has been fined for safety failings after a poorly maintained mobile crane overturned during a lifting operation at Yarmouth Harbour.

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Businessman’s safety failures led to worker’s injury

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A South London businessman and his company have been prosecuted for safety breaches after a worker narrowly escaped being crushed by a collapsing load of stone slabs.

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New HSE guidance on Nanotechnology and updated website

Monday, March 25, 2013

HSE has produced new guidance aimed at employers, health and safety managers and SMEs who use or manufacture nanomaterials. The guidance is based on the generic principles of COSHH and good control practice and includes information on a range of nanomaterials. The nanotechnology website has also been updated and now includes information on the toxicological […]

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Using cut-off saws: A guide to protecting your lungs

Monday, March 25, 2013

This leaflet has been produced by HSE and the Highways Agency and is aimed at workers in highway paving construction or maintenance work. It explains how respirable crystalline silica exposure can affect health and what to do to control the risks.

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Enforcement action taken at one in five construction sites

Monday, March 25, 2013

Nearly one in five construction sites visited across Britain have been subject to enforcement action after failing safety checks.

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Packaging firm fined £200k over worker’s severed fingers

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A packaging firm has been fined £200,000 after an employee severely injured both of his hands when they became trapped in heavy machinery at a Whitehaven factory.

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Control of exposure to silica dust: A guide for employees

Thursday, March 21, 2013

This leaflet explains what employers and employees should do to prevent lung disease caused by exposure to silica at work. Silica is a natural substance found in most rocks, sand and clay and in products such as bricks and concrete.

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Worker suffers severe head injury in barn roof fall

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A worker suffered multiple head injuries and was left blind in one eye after he plunged nearly five metres through a fragile barn roof in Edale, a court has heard.

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INDG460 – Is your mask protecting you?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Do your workers wear a face mask at work? Do they always wear their mask when they should? Do they check it and look after it properly? This easy to follow pocket card is aimed at workers. It covers the key points about wearing a face mask to make sure it is effective.

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INDG462 – Lift-truck training: Advice for employers

Friday, March 15, 2013

This leaflet about lift-truck training is aimed at employers of lift-truck operators. It includes information about the law in relation to lift-truck operator training and on the Approved Code of Practice on lift-truck training.

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INDG457 – Use lift trucks safely: A brief guide for operators

Thursday, March 14, 2013

This pocket card is aimed at lift truck operators. It aims to help operators and those they work with to stay safe while working with lift trucks. It covers operating, people, loads and slopes.

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L117 – Rider-operated lift trucks: Operator training and safe use (Revised)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

This revised edition of L117 is aimed at employers and those responsible for the safe operation of lift trucks, as well as those in control of worksites, the self-employed, managers and supervisors. It includes an outline of the main legal requirements relating to lift trucks; the Approved Code of Practice text and guidance on operator […]

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Bedford glazing company fined over workers’ injuries

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A double-glazing manufacturer based in Bedford has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered life-changing injuries when he and a colleague were hit by toppling sheets of glass.

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South Lakeland farm owner sentenced over tractor death

Monday, March 11, 2013

The co-owner of a South Lakeland farm has been sentenced after an employee was found dead under the wheel of a tractor.

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Worker’s hand injury puts Leeds food company in court

Friday, March 8, 2013

A Leeds-based food company has been fined for safety failings after an agency worker had two fingers crushed by hydraulic rams in a sausage roll machine which had a broken guard.

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Landscape gardener crushed by ‘unsafe’ skip loader

Friday, March 8, 2013

A self-employed businessman has been given a suspended jail sentence for supplying unsafe construction equipment that led to the death of a father-of-six who was working on a garden in Reigate, Surrey.

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Former pie maker told to pay £375,000 over worker’s death

Friday, March 8, 2013

A West Yorkshire firm was today fined £250,000 for safety offences after a gas explosion in an industrial bakery oven ripped through its factory – killing a father of two and badly injuring another worker.

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Firm fined after pedestrian is struck by falling masonry

Monday, March 4, 2013

A Portsmouth firm has been fined for safety failings after a member of the public was struck by masonry during unsafe overhead work in Surrey.

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HSE launches safety clampdown on construction sites in Doncaster & Rotherham

Monday, February 25, 2013

Unsafe practices on construction sites in Doncasterand Rotherham are to be targeted as part of a national initiative aimed at reducing death, injury and ill health.

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Macclesfield window firm fined over severed finger

Monday, February 25, 2013

A Macclesfield window manufacturer has been fined after one of its employees had a finger cut off by a rotating saw.

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