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Category: Moving goods

RR1079 – Access to and work on flatbed vehicles

Saturday, November 19, 2016

This report describes a multi-disciplinary, mixed-method approach to research on this topic, comprising both quantitative and qualitative analysis, undertaken to establish contributory factors to incidents and areas of concern when accessing or working on flatbed vehicles.

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RR998 – Further work for the development of an inspection tool for risk assessment of pushing and pulling force exertion

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

This work was commissioned to examine more closely the nature of the forces exerted during manual pushing and pulling operations and to provide a pushing and pulling risk assessment tool that aids identification of key workplace risk factors and measures for control of the risks that they present.

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Two engineering firms sentenced after worker’s hand crushed

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Two engineering businesses have been fined for safety failings after a worker’s hand was crushed while unloading steel beams.

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Sauces firm prosecuted over forklift death

Thursday, May 15, 2014

A sauces manufacturer has been fined £140,000 after a forklift truck driver was killed at a factory in Runcorn.

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Logistics firm in court after worker breaks leg in lorry fall

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Suffolk logistics firm has been fined for safety failings after a lorry driver fell from a flat-bed trailer at a company warehouse in Felixstowe.

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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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Freight company fined £50,000 after worker hit by falling pallets

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Suffolk-based freight company has been sentenced for a series of safety breaches after a forklift truck toppled and spilled its load onto a worker, breaking his back.

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Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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Bedford company in court over worker’s broken leg

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A nationwide removals firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker broke his leg whilst moving machinery at a site in Bedford.

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Transport company fined following investigation

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The director of a plastering company was killed when a pallet containing more than a tonne of render fell on top of him during a lorry delivery at premises in Devon.

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Businessman’s safety failures led to worker’s injury

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A South London businessman and his company have been prosecuted for safety breaches after a worker narrowly escaped being crushed by a collapsing load of stone slabs.

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Worker fined after unstable lorry topples over and injures worker

Friday, October 12, 2012

A worker unloading scaffold materials from a flatbed lorry was thrown from the vehicle and hit by its load of boards and tubes when it overturned a court was told today (12 October).

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Logistics – FAQs

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Answers to some of your frequently asked questions about the logistics sector covering health and safety in the road haulage, distribution and warehousing industries.

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RR924 – Load security on double-deck trailers

Monday, July 16, 2012

This research has considered good practice in the safe use of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) with more than one load bed and has identified measures that operators can take to reduce the risks inherent in using double-deck trailers.

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Company sentenced for storage failings after worker is killed by stone slabs

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

An Essex granite manufacturer has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was crushed to death by stone slabs weighing three tonnes.

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Vehicles at work – Interactive case studies

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

HSE has put together some ‘before-and-after’ interactive case studies to help you think and talk about vehicle safety in the workplace. They are all based on events that our inspectors have reported.

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Health and safety in the air transport industry

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

This website will help you manage the risks to health and safety in the air transport industry and find out where to get useful information on how to manage these risks.

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Firm fined after employee trapped under stone slabs

Monday, May 16, 2011

A granite business and one of its directors has been fined after a man was trapped under a two-and-a-half tonne pack of stone slabs while unloading a truck in Hillingdon.

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RR862 – Safe transport of roll cages

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

This report seeks to give an overview of current practice, legislation and guidance and identify the problems associated with transporting roll cages.

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HSE launches new health and safety in ports website

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

HSE’s docks website has been re-launched as “Health and safety in ports”. The new website has been updated to provide improved navigation and easier access to guidance on the main causes of injury and illness in ports.

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