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Category: Equipment at work

Kent contractors fined for safety dangers

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A Kent-based company has been prosecuted for serious safety breaches after exposing workers to unnecessary dangers.

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Safeguarding cutting machines in printing

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

This guidance describes commonly accepted and practicable safeguards for the significant hazards on some cutting machines prior to the requirements of European Standard BS EN 1010 Safety of machinery.

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Safeguarding bookbinding machines in printing

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

This guidance describes commonly accepted and practicable safeguards for the significant hazards on some bookbinding machines that were manufactured or refurbished before the publication of European Standard BS EN 1010-4:2000 Safety of machinery.

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Safeguarding paper converting and finishing machines in printing

Monday, January 5, 2015

This guidance describes accepted and practicable safeguards for the hazards on some paper converting and finishing machines used in printing industry, manufactured or refurbished before the publication of European Standard BS EN 1010-4:2000 Safety of machinery.

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Firms in court after worker killed in quarry

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A quarry operator and contractor have been ordered to pay a total of £237,500 in fines and costs after a worker was killed when he became trapped under a large stone crushing machine. 

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Jaguar Land Rover prosecuted over worker’s ‘horrific’ injuries

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd has been fined for safety breaches after an employee suffered life-threatening crush injuries when he was dragged into inadequately guarded machinery.

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Directors fined after young worker crushed by dumper

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A 20-year-old man died on his first day at work for a new company when the four-tonne dumper he was driving toppled over a bank and crushed him.

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Recycling company in court after worker fell from conveyor belt

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A Lincolnshire metal recycling firm has been prosecuted for safety breaches after a worker was left with broken ribs when he fell from a sloping conveyor belt.

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Ebbw Vale packaging firm in court over worker’s injuries

Friday, December 19, 2014

An Ebbw Vale packaging company has been has been fined for safety failings after a delivery driver was hit by a forklift truck at its premises.

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Recycling giant fined £150k for worker’s death

Friday, December 19, 2014

A global metal recycling company has been fined £150k for safety failings after a worker was killed when part of a 33-tonne metal barge he was dismantling collapsed on top of him.

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L113 – Safe use of lifting equipment: ACOP and guidance (2nd edition)

Friday, December 19, 2014

This publication is for those that work with any equipment provided at work and those who employ such people. It sets out what you should do to comply with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). This edition brings the document up to date with regulatory and other changes.

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Hospital trust fined £180,000 after patient suffers debilitating burns from super-heated mattress

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A sedated patient suffered debilitating injury when a saline bag caused a warming mattress to reach temperatures high enough to cause full thickness burns, a court has heard.

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Recycling firm sentenced over forklift death

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A recycling company has been fined £180,000 after a worker was killed on his first day at work when the forklift truck he was driving overturned.

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Seat belt could have saved life of estate worker

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The co-owner of a sporting and farming estate in the North Yorkshire national park has been prosecuted after a 79-year-old occasional worker died in an overturned all-terrain vehicle on remote moorland.

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Bournemouth aerospace firm in court for worker’s serious injuries

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

An aerospace company has been fined for safety breaches after an apprentice worker suffered severe injuries to his arm when it became entangled in moving machinery.

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Kent company in court after repeating safety offence

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Kent firm that makes safety surfaces for playgrounds has been fined after it failed to heed warnings from safety experts to properly guard dangerous machinery.

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Firm fined after apprentice hit by pressurised hose

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

An Aberdeenshire firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after a young apprentice was injured when he was struck on the back by a pressurised hose.

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Fair ride owner fined after woman hit by falling handrail

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A fair ride owner has been prosecuted after a woman was hit on the head by a falling handrail.

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Three to pay £590,000 after father’s death at Yorkshire Mining Museum

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Yorkshire’s National Coal Mining Museum Trust and two companies were today (16 Dec) ordered to pay a total of £590,000 in fines and costs after a worker was crushed and killed at the museum in 2011.

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Fuel firm fined after tanker explosion causes horrific burns

Monday, December 15, 2014

A national oil and environmental services company has been fined £25,000 after two workers were badly burned in a tanker explosion.

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