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Category: Equipment at work

RR1087 – Market surveillance of FFP3 disposable resirators

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Filtering Facepieces (FFPs) are disposable Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) for protection against dusts, particles and aerosols. This report describes market surveillance testing of samples of ten FFP3 respirator models from ten different manufacturers that are available on the UK market.

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RR1086 – Noise risk as described in instructions supplied with printing machinery

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The printing industry uses a wide range of noisy machines that have the potential to damage workers’ hearing if the risks are not effectively managed. This report describes research that was carried out to assess the adequacy of the noise emission information provided in a sample of fifteen instruction manuals supplied by manufacturers of printing machinery.

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Worker injures hand in printing press

Friday, November 18, 2016

A seal and label producing company based in Kent has been fined after a worker Injured his hand in a printing press.

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Metal company fined after worker loses foot

Friday, October 7, 2016

A Bedfordshire metal company has been fined for safety breaches after a worker suffered severe leg injuries and lost most of his foot.

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Alton Towers’ owners fined £5million over Smiler crash

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The owners of Alton Towers have been fined £5million with costs of £69,955.40 following a rollercoaster collision which left 16 people injured, a number of them seriously.

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Hemel Hempstead manufacturer fined £1m following worker’s death

Monday, September 19, 2016

A manufacturing company based in Hemel Hampstead has been fined £1million after a worker was crushed to death by falling machinery.

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West Midlands welding firm fined over worker injury

Thursday, September 15, 2016

A Bilston engineering company has been sentenced after a worker was injured while operating a drilling machine.

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Worker suffers life threatening injuries after drum explodes

Thursday, September 15, 2016

A Kent company who supplies road safety products has been fined after a worker suffered life threatening injuries when a drum he was working on exploded.

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Manufacturing firm fined after worker’s arm injured in roller

Friday, September 2, 2016

A Wirral based company has been fined £170,000 after a worker’s arm was injured in machinery.

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Company director jailed following workers death

Friday, August 26, 2016

A company director has been jailed for 12-months following the death of one of his workers.

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Farm prosecuted following death of young worker

Monday, August 22, 2016

A farm in Nottinghamshire has been fined following the death of a young worker, when he became trapped between two vehicles.

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Worker suffers serious burns after clothing catches fire

Monday, August 15, 2016

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Engineering firm fined after worker loses finger in lathe machine

Monday, August 15, 2016

A Hampshire based engineering firm has been fined after a worker severed a finger in a metal working lathe.

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Diecasting firm fined after worker suffers serious burns

Friday, August 12, 2016

Manchester aluminium diecasting producer Presbar Diecastings Ltd, has been fined £140,000 after a worker suffered life threatening injuries when he became trapped in a machine.

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Manufacturer fined after worker was crushed by door

Friday, August 5, 2016

A Worcestershire-based manufacturer was fined after a worker nearly lost his life when a door collapsed and pinned him to a baler.

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Company dismantling HGV fined for safety failings

Friday, July 29, 2016

A North Lincolnshire company has been fined after a worker was injured whilst dismantling a HGV tipper lorry.

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Firm sentenced after worker’s arm severed

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A Bristol based manufacturer of concrete products has been fined after a worker’s arm was torn off when it was pulled into the rotating tail pulley of a conveyor belt.

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Worker’s finger severed in machinery

Friday, July 15, 2016

A tube fabrication company based in Caerphilly has been fined after a worker had a finger severed in machinery.

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Portsmouth glass company fined after worker was injured

Thursday, July 14, 2016

A glass company in Portsmouth has been fined after a worker was injured when his clothing was caught in machinery.

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Steel galvanising firm fined over safety breach

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A galvanising firm was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered severe injuries.

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