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Company fined after 17-year-old worker injured in fall

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Croydon company has been fined after a young worker suffered multiple fractures and internal injuries when he fell through a roof-light after only weeks into his job.

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EEF / HSE / TUC / EU Safe Maintenance events

Thursday, September 9, 2010

EEF is holding events on Safe Maintenance at sites across Great Britain, in conjunction with HSE and the TUC.

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HSE publications translated – Information and advice in world languages

Thursday, September 9, 2010

HSE welcomes people of all nationalities and ethnic backgrounds to its web site. If you are looking for information, help or guidance a number of publications have been translated into languages other than English.

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Case study – Supermarket fined after ignoring advice on floor tiles

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A major supermarket was fined after ignoring advice about fitting a particular type of floor tiles in food preparation areas of one of its new stores – despite them being a known slip hazard in other outlets.

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Company fined £33,000 for asbestos breaches at MOD base

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A subsidiary of one of the world’s largest support service and construction companies potentially exposed Ministry of Defence (MOD) workers to deadly asbestos fibres.

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Company fined after worker injured in fall from dock

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A company was fined a total of £14,000 after a night watchman was injured falling into water from the quayside. The company director has today been fined a total of £2,750 for failing to carry out a risk assessment.

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Luton companies ignored warnings on electrical equipment

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Three Luton car repair companies have been fined a total of £4,000 for failing to act on electrical defects in their workshops – exposing their workers to a serious risk of injury.

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Council fined after child injured at Tyneside museum

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Newcastle City Council has been fined after a five-year-old girl needed surgery when she was injured by an interactive exhibit at one of its museums.

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St Helens safety event aims to cut construction injuries

Monday, September 6, 2010

Construction workers from across the North West are being urged to pick up lifesaving advice at an upcoming safety event in St Helens.

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Dangerously faulty play equipment leads to prosecution

Monday, September 6, 2010

A Prestatyn man has been given an 18 week suspended prison sentence and 60 hours of community service after ignoring a legal order preventing him from issuing safety certificates for inflatable amusements.

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Speak Up, Stay Safe – British Safety Council campaign

Monday, September 6, 2010

A new campaign from the British Safety Council asks young people to take responsibility for their own health and safety.

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Builder fined after hand is disfigured

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Haringey building firm was in court after a worker’s hand was seriously injured in a machine at a workshop in Willesden, Brent.

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Worker dies during demolition at boarding school

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Shropshire boarding school has today been fined £25,000 after a worker was killed while demolishing a building on the site.

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Firm fined after worker burned

Friday, September 3, 2010

A company has today been fined £10,000 after a worker received 60 per cent burns following an explosion at a Nottingham factory.

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Workforce Involvement Group (WIG)

Friday, September 3, 2010

The minutes for the 13 May 2010 meeting of the Offshore Industry Advisory Committee’s Workforce Involvement Group (WIG) are now available

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East Midlands farmers urged to strap up during harvest

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Farmers across the East Midlands are being reminded to wear safety straps when driving their tractors, especially during the busy harvest period.

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Worker’s clothing set alight in electrical explosion

Thursday, September 2, 2010

An Aberdeen building firm has been prosecuted after a joiner’s boiler suit was set on fire when a short circuit caused a localised electrical explosion.

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New safety advice issued on electric gates

Thursday, September 2, 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.

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Safety notice – Risks to pedestrians from crushing zones on electrically powered gates

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Actions required to prevent the trapping and crushing of persons by electrically powered gates.

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Project Assessment Report – Executive Summary for Urenco

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Urenco UK Ltd – UUK (the Licensee) has made a request, in accordance with their arrangements under License Condition 19, for an ‘Acknowledgment of Receipt’ of a Pre-Commencement Safety Report (PCSR).

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