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Barking firm fined for saw guard failings

Friday, October 11, 2013

A Barking firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after an employee severed the tendons in his hand on an unguarded saw blade.

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Firm fined over bulldozer driver death

Friday, October 11, 2013

A Surrey company has been sentenced for safety failings after a contractor was crushed to death at the London Gateway Port construction site in Essex.

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Cheshire fertiliser firm sentenced over asbestos exposure

Monday, October 7, 2013

A fertiliser manufacturer has been sentenced after around 50 workers were exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres at its plant at Ince Marshes near Ellesmere Port.

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Chemical firm sentenced over Burscough explosion

Friday, October 4, 2013

A chemical firm has been ordered to pay £150,000 in fines and costs over a major explosion at a waste management site in Lancashire that caused three workers to sustain serious burns.

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Glossop metals firm in court over employee’s crane injuries

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Glossop-based metal manufacturer has appeared in court after an employee was injured when he was struck by a container as it swung from an overhead crane.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Changes to first aid regulations come into effect

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Businesses now have more flexibility in how they manage their provision of first aid in the workplace following a change in health and safety regulations.

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Safer sites initiative 2013 – image gallery 3

Friday, September 27, 2013

As the initiative draws to a close, take a look at our final image gallery of good and bad practice.

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Company fined for tall ship blaze

Friday, September 27, 2013

A Dorset yacht company has been sentenced for safety failings relating to a fire that ravaged a famous tall ship and almost killed a worker.

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Farmwise: Your essential guide to health and safety in agriculture (second edition)

Friday, September 27, 2013

This updated second edition is for employers, employees and the self-employed. It covers the management of health and safety, as well as outlining the specific risks of agricultural and horticultural work, giving easy-to-follow, practical advice to keep you safe and healthy at work.

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HSG107: Maintaining portable electrical equipment (third edition)

Friday, September 27, 2013

This revised guidance is for managers, electricians, technicians and users and gives sensible advice on maintaining portable electrical equipment to prevent danger. The table of suggested frequencies has been updated as well as guidance to clarify what the legal requirement for maintenance of portable electrical equipment means in practice.

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Workers’ falls land building company in court

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Leicestershire building company has been fined after two workers fell four metres from an insecure platform balanced on the raised forks of a telehandler.

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Safer sites initiative 2013 – image gallery 2

Monday, September 23, 2013

The ‘Safer sites’ construction initiative is about to enter its final week, check out our image gallery of good and bad practice.

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Safer sites initiative 2013 – video: ‘Turning concern into action’

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

As HSE’s campaign targeting poor standards and unsafe practices on Britain’s construction sites continues, this short film serves as a timely and poignant reminder of the consequences of failing to keep people safe at work.

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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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