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Glass manufacturer in court after employees injured in explosion

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Chester glass container manufacturer has been fined for serious safety breaches after two employees were injured in a flash fire.

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Care home provider and support worker fined after resident severely burned in bath

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A national care home provider and one of its employees have been prosecuted after a young woman suffered full thickness burns to more than 40 percent of her body from a scalding bath.

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Construction client sentenced over multiple safety failings

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Hertfordshire based care provider engaged in construction works, has been fined after it admitted unsafe working practices, including failure to remove asbestos materials from the old buildings before demolition work. 

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HSE refutes ‘no concerns’ claim on Channel 4 News item, 19/10/2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A statement made by an interviewee in Tuesday’s Channel 4 News item about living conditions for migrant workers at Nickle Farm in Kent was incorrect. www.channel4.com/news/waitrose-suspends-apple-supplier-after-migrant-worker-report 

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Construction firm sentenced after dumper truck topple

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A construction firm has been sentenced after a worker was injured when a 10 tonne dumper truck he was driving over turned and landed in an open excavation. 

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Family, including three-year-old girl, exposed to dangerous asbestos

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Tenants of a house in Lincolnshire, including a three year old girl, were exposed to dangerous levels of deadly asbestos dust, a court was told.

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£200,000 fine after worker fatally injured

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A company which manufactures and supplies high-strength bar and cable systems has been fined £200,000 after a worker was pulled into a machine and killed.

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Builder fined after worker fell through fragile roof

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A builder has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered life changing injuries when he fell through a fragile roof light.

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Farm SHAD – Newtown, Powys, 18 November 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) are practical demonstrations covering the everyday hazards that farmers face.

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Concrete pumping company fined after worker injured

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A concrete pumping company has been fined after a worker was injured when his foot got trapped by the paddles in the hopper of a concrete pump.

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New Construction (Design and Management) 2015 FAQs

Monday, October 19, 2015

Frequently asked questions covering: Notifications – F10s, Maintenance, Principal Designer (PD), Small builder, Construction Phase Plan (CPP), Self build and Miscellaneous.

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DSEAR Compliance for Managers and Supervisors – HSL Buxton, 19 November 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

This course explains the duties that Dangerous Substances and Explosives Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) places on employers and the actions needed to comply with them.

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Management of HAV in the Workplace: An introduction – HSL Buxton, 19 November 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

This course will review the risks from hand-arm vibration exposure and introduce you to the requirements of the current regulations.

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Fire and Rescue Services Open Day – HSL Buxton, 17 November 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

HSL undertakes a variety of scientific and engineering work related to fire fighters. This open day is an opportunity for you to come and meet our experts and discuss common issues.

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Company director fined for failing to comply with enforcement notices

Friday, October 16, 2015

The managing director of a Hertfordshire company specialising in recycling of wood waste has been prosecuted for safety failings.

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Woodworking firm fined over safety breach

Friday, October 16, 2015

A woodworking firm was fined for safety breaches after stacks of boards fell onto two employees and injured both of them.

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INDG438 – Assessment of repetitive tasks of the upper limbs (the ART tool)

Friday, October 16, 2015

The assessment of repetitive tasks (ART) tool is designed to help you risk assess tasks that require repetitive moving of the upper limbs (arms and hands). It helps you assess some of the common risk factors in repetitive work that contribute to the development of upper limb disorders (ULDs).

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Case 378 – Pub would not use all the candles supplied on a birthday cake

Friday, October 16, 2015

A pub was provided with a birthday cake to bring out for a customer with candles that spelt ‘happy birthday’, but were told that they could not have all the candles on it for health and safety reasons.

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HSE to prosecute Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

Thursday, October 15, 2015

HSE has charged Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust following a thorough and comprehensive investigation into the circumstances of four deaths of patients under its care.

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Manufacturing company fined for safety breaches

Thursday, October 15, 2015

A company which makes body parts for lorries has been fined for safety failings after an employee was injured when unsecured panels fell on to him during lifting operations. 

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