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Category: Electricity

£600,000 fine for Council contractor after major burns to employer

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Gloucester Crown Court heard the 61-year-old man was working at the site on Eastgate Street on 29 May 2015. While trying to replace the traffic light pole he came into contact with a live underground cable which immediately gave him the electric shock …

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Sentence after self-employed builder suffers serious electric shock

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A real estate lettings company was sentenced today for safety breaches after a self- employed builder suffered 1st and 3rd degree burns to his face, hands, neck and chest.

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HSL: Hazardous Area Classification – HSL Buxton, 8 Nov 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

This course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge to carry out straightforward hazardous area classification in accordance with commonly used standards or to act as an intelligent customer when contracting others to deliver this role.

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HSE Inspectors’ Guide to Electrical Safety – Buxton, 14 September 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The workshop will give you a practical understanding of what HSE inspectors are looking for in the control of general electrical safety risks, including the risk and appropriate controls.

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Worker suffers serious injury from contact with overhead power line

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A stonemasonry company in Perth has been fined after an apprentice stonemason was seriously injured from contact with an overhead power line.

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British Telecommunications PLC fined £600,000 after workers injured

Friday, May 27, 2016

British Telecommunications PLC has been fined after two of its employees were seriously injured in falls from height.

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Firm fined after two workers suffer severe electrical burns

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

An engineering company based in Birmingham has been fined after two workers suffered severe electrical burns

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Contractor fined after worker injured in cable strike

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A Helensburgh-based contracting company has been fined after a worker hit an underground cable and suffered burns to his hands and face whilst working on a primary school refurbishment project.

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Power company fined £1m after runner electrocuted

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A company which maintains the power distribution supplies to London, the South East and East of England has been fined £1million after a runner was electrocuted by a low-hanging high voltage power cable.

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Farm company fined after worker electrocuted

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A farming company in Cornwall has been fined £75,000 after a worker was electrocuted.

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Construction firms fined over electric shocks to workers

Friday, January 8, 2016

Two companies have been sentenced after a construction worker suffered life changing injuries when he received an electric shock from an overhead power line.

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PM38 – Selection and use of electric handlamps

Friday, December 18, 2015

This free guidance note is suitable for people working in a wide range of industries. It provides guidance on the selection of electric handlamps for different tasks and situations, and advice on how to use them safely. This edition updates references to further guidance.

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Electrical explosion leaves worker scarred for life

Friday, December 18, 2015

Two construction companies have been fined £90,000 after two workers were seriously burned, and one scarred for life after they cut into a live 11,000v electrical cable.

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Worker paralysed after fall caused by electric shock

Friday, December 18, 2015

An electrical power company was fined after a worker was paralysed after receiving an electric shock and falling from a ladder.

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Health and safety at work – Vital statistics 2015 poster

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

To tie in with the 2015 health and safety statistics release, this new poster visualises the key elements in an infographic style. Order your copy from HSE Books.

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Worker badly burned after digging into electricity cable

Friday, November 6, 2015

A man sustained serious, life-changing injuries after striking a 415v electricity cable during work to refurbish a pharmacy in central London.

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Engineering and facilities firms sentenced

Friday, October 23, 2015

Two companies have been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was electrocuted during work on a data centre in Middlesex.

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HSR25 – The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989: Guidance on Regulations (Third edition)

Friday, October 9, 2015

This new edition highlights what can be done by dutyholders to achieve electrical safety compliance with the duties imposed by the Regulations. References to relevant regulations, standards and publications have been updated.

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HSG230 – Keeping electrical switchgear safe (2nd edition)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

This guidance is aimed at owners and operators of electrical switchgear in industrial and commercial organisations. It will help managers, engineers and others to understand their responsibilities and duties in the selection, use, operation and maintenance of high-voltage switchgear.

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Company sentenced after employee received electric shock

Monday, September 21, 2015

Berneslai Homes Ltd has been fined following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive into safety standards during maintenance work of council owned domestic properties.

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