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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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WIS23 – Wood dust: Controlling the risk (revised)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

This revision contains new information on the use of airflow indicators and dust lamps as well as advice on how to improve dust control on circular saws. It replaces the earlier version of WIS23 as well as WIS24 LEV: Dust capture at sawing machines, WIS25 LEV: Dust capture at fixed belt sanding machines, WIS26 LEV: […]

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GEIS4 – Conveyor belt workstation design

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

New information sheet replaces waste and recycling industry guidance ‘Ergonomic Considerations for Designing and Selecting Conveyor Belt Systems’.

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Injury brings early end to Hull man’s working life

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A business owner in Hull has been prosecuted after an employee fell nearly four metres while painting the top of a water storage tank and shattered his left leg.

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GEIS5 – Fragile roofs: Safe working practices

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

This leaflet is for building owners and occupiers, construction businesses and workers in the construction refurbishment and building maintenance sectors. It explains which surfaces present a particular risk, and what you should do as a building owner or occupier. It also explains what a safe system of work is, and gives some examples.

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AIS37 – Operator seat restraints for mobile work equipment in agriculture and forestry (revised)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

This revised information sheet advises employers and the self-employed on the requirements for fitting and using operator seat restraints in tractors, self-propelled machines and other mobile agricultural or forestry work equipment. This revision contains minor updates but the guidance remains the same.

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Chorley bottling firm in court over forklift injuries

Friday, November 30, 2012

A bottling firm in Chorley has appeared in court after one of its employees was injured while being lifted on the prongs on a forklift truck.

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CONIAC open meeting – 14 November 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Agenda and papers for the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) open meeting, which took place on 14 November 2012, now published.

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Property developer sentenced over Manchester gas explosion

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A property development firm has been fined £100,000 following a major gas explosion that destroyed dozens of homes in South Manchester.

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Newquay building contractor fined for ignoring safety risks

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Newquay building contractor has been fined for allowing multiple safety failings at a new-build construction site, exposing workers to serious risk of injury.

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Lancashire builder risked lives on scaffolding

Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Lancashire builder has appeared in court after he ignored a formal warning to stop working at the top of a dangerous scaffolding tower.

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Firms fined after crane crashed down on building site

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Two companies have been fined after a serious failure in communications led to an 80 tonne mobile crane toppling over, narrowly missing workmen and a busy road.

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Ribble Valley firm prosecuted for unsafe scaffolding

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The lives of several construction workers were put at risk as they worked on unsafe scaffolding at a farm in the Ribble Valley, a court has heard.

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Defence company sentenced over explosion death

Friday, November 9, 2012

Wallop Defence Systems Ltd (WDS) has been ordered to pay £376,000 in fines and costs for safety failings that caused a fatal explosion at its Hampshire factory.

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Essex firm fined after contractor fell seven metres

Friday, October 26, 2012

An Essex manufacturing firm has been fined after a contractor suffered multiple fractures to his skull, leg, back and wrist when he fell from an unsecured platform.

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Blackburn firm fined over unsafe work on school roof

Friday, October 26, 2012

A Blackburn firm has been fined for allowing work to be carried out on a primary school roof without safety measures in place.

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Compressed air worker’s health and exposure record (Logbook)

Friday, October 19, 2012

This logbook is for people who work in compressed air conditions. It forms a personal record of examinations of fitness to work, training and work in compressed air. It also explains the symptoms of decompression illness.

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West Yorkshire council in court after caretaker’s injury

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bradford Council has been fined for breaching safety regulations after a school caretaker was left with permanent disabilities when he fell through the school hall ceiling five days before his retirement.

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Machinery manufacturer prosecuted for safety failings

Monday, October 15, 2012

A Buckinghamshire farm machinery manufacturer has been fined after an employee sustained multiple fractures when a trailer crushed his leg.

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Nursing home fined for elderly man’s fatal fall

Monday, October 15, 2012

Truro Crown court heard today that an elderly man with dementia was able to wander into another resident’s room at his nursing home and fall to his death from a window.

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