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Category: Fatal/major injuries

Electric Gates Safety Alert

December 10, 2010

The purpose of this Safety Notice is to reinforce and update previous information to organisations and individuals involved in the design, construction, installation and commissioning of electrically powered gates and organisations in control of their use and/or maintenance. It is also relevant to companies carrying out on-going maintenance of these types of gates. It will […]

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Fork Lift Truck Association’s National Fork Lift Safety Conference

September 15, 2010

The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) conference will be the focal point of FLTA Safety Week running from 20-26 September. The conference will be held at Warwick University on 22 September. John Spanswick (HSE Board member) will be giving the keynote address, and Pete Lennon (Head of the Workplace Transport Team in HSE) will be […]

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New safety advice issued on electric gates

September 3, 2010

Installers, designers, maintenance firms and manufacturers of electric gates, are being urged to seriously consider new safety advice issued by HSE today, following the recent deaths of two children involving these gates. The safety alert points out that limiting the closing forces of gates alone will not provide sufficient protection to meet the relevant standards, […]

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Risks associated with working on or near lamp columns with non-standard roots during excavation works

July 16, 2010

In February 2010 a young child was killed and a woman injured when a lamp column fell on them. The lamp column fell outside the boundary of a site where street works were taking place. Local authorities, organisations in control of lamp columns, utilities and contractors engaged in street and road works should ensure that […]

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The 2010 Gas Safe Register Campaign has now been launched

July 15, 2010

Better Gas Safe then sorry. Only use a Gas Safe registered engineer and ALWAYS check the engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card. Unsafe gas work can lead to a gas leak, fire, explosion and exposure to carbon monoxide, which could result in you, your family or friends being seriously injured or killed. Anyone employed […]

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Worker deaths in Britain fall to record low

July 2, 2010

New figures released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveal that the number of people killed at work in Britain fell last year to a record low. HSE has released the data, which shows that 151 workers were killed between 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2010 compared to 178 deaths in the previous […]

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Fewer workers killed in services sector

July 2, 2010

New figures showing the number of workers who were fatally injured in the services sector have been released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Between 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2010, 42 services workers were killed at work, compared to an average of 72 in the past five years, and a fall of 32 […]

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Warning to farmers using excavators with quick hitches for construction work

June 10, 2010

Farmers are being warned not to use semi-automatic quick hitches if they are missing a retaining pin, following a spate of fatal accidents in other industries. HSE has previously issued a warning to the construction industry after five deaths in less than five years. It is now urging all of those working with or alongside […]

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URGENT REMINDER – Annual Health and Safety Return (LAE1) 2009/10

May 20, 2010

In April, all local authorities were sent a request to complete the annual LAE1 health and safety return for 2009/10. Thank you to those authorities who have completed the return and responded promptly. The deadline for making the return is 28 May 2010 but if you are able to return prior to this date this […]

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Domestic Gas Safety – Landlords’ Website

May 10, 2010

On Monday 10 May 2010, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) launched a new web based ‘One Stop Shop’ for guidance to help landlords understand what they need to do to comply with their domestic gas safety duties.  The new website has been developed to provide a single source of relevant information for landlords. The […]

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