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Category: Workplace transport

Waste 18: Hand sorting of recyclables (‘totting’) with vehicle assistance

Thursday, June 14, 2012

This guidance has been revised and updated. It aims to help resolve workplace transport problems and, in particular, prevent accidents to pedestrians involved in totting activities at waste and recycling facilities

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Falls from vehicles – What are the risks?

Monday, June 11, 2012

Many falls from vehicles occur during loading and unloading – you don’t have to fall far to land hard. this page give you further information on where these risk are.

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Forklift driver’s lucky escape at Hemel warehouse

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A forklift truck driver could have been seriously injured or even killed when the vehicle he was operating overturned at a warehouse in Hemel Hempstead, a court has been told.

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Multinational recycling firm prosecuted over worker’s death

Friday, June 1, 2012

Recycling company SITA UK Ltd has been fined £200,000 after a 21-year-old employee died from head injuries at its paper baling site in Tipton.

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Feed firm is fined for driver’s injuries in lorry fall

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Devon firm has been prosecuted after a driver suffered severe injuries when he fell from the top of a lorry onto a concrete floor while removing the cover from his load at a Wiltshire feed mill.

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Air transport – Managing key risks

Thursday, May 24, 2012

How to manage the risks from: Aircraft turnaround, assisting disabled passengers, baggage handling, musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) and Working at height.

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Agriculture – Tractors and farm vehicles

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The law says vehicles (tractors, farm vehicles and workplace transport) should be able to move around safely, be properly maintained and operators should be adequately trained. this page outlines what you need to do and what you need to know.

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Woodworking – Health and safety in sawmills

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

For many years, the sawmill industry had a poor safety record with very high rates of fatal and major accidents. Things are now much improved due to the combined efforts of industry, HSE and plant & equipment suppliers. However, sawmilling remains a high risk business with a major injury rate that is over two and […]

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Dumper truck breaks worker’s foot

Monday, May 14, 2012

A Northamptonshire construction company has been fined after a six-tonne dumper truck ran over a worker’s foot.

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Recycling firm fined after worker crushed to death

Monday, May 14, 2012

An Ystrad Mynach recycling firm has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a yard foreman was crushed to death.

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Leicestershire firms fined after death of worker

Friday, May 11, 2012

Two Leicestershire companies have been fined after a worker was killed when a lorry overturned onto his vehicle.

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Yeovil construction company prosecuted after worker hit by fork lift truck

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Yeovil construction company has been fined after a subcontracted worker suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a fork lift truck.

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NAPO in…Safe moves – DVD

Thursday, May 3, 2012

This film shows NAPO using fork-lift trucks and other forms of internal and external workplace transport. The film is about effective organisation and management and how senior managers need to plan, implement and monitor, assess risks and take appropriate action.

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Firm fined after worker’s fall from forklift

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A North Devon farming business has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker fractured his skull falling from the prong of a forklift truck at an animal feed mill.

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Steel firm in court over employee’s injuries

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Preston steel firm has appeared in court after a working platform slid off the forks of a forklift truck and struck one of its employees.

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Farming partnership fined after two workers severely injured

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Montrose farming partnership has been fined after two agricultural workers were severely injured when a telescopic handler went out of control, fell down a steep bank and came to rest at the top of a cliff.

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Packaging company fined after worker hit by lorry

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Corrugated Case Company Ltd has been fined after an employee was seriously injured by a heavy goods vehicle at its site on Pilsley Road in Danesmoor, Chesterfield.

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Worksop man fined after death of worker

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Worksop man has been fined after an employee was crushed to death when a tractor overturned and landed on him.

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Construction firm fined after worker’s narrow escape

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A construction worker defied death after falling four metres from the cage of a 20-tonnes cherry-picker into the path of a moving bus, which then pushed him another 15 metres along the Euston Road.

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Workers’ injuries lead to fines for two Derbyshire companies

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Two companies have been fined following separate incidents at a Derbyshire lead smelting works. The first happened on 19 August 2009 when an employee suffered severe burns following an explosion at the site. The second incident happened on 7 May 2010 when an employee of Key Engineering (Chesterfield) Ltd was investigating a fault on an […]

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