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The league table of construction accidents

19-03-2014

Photo shows workers on a construction siteAny documentation from the HSE always makes for interesting reading, particularly when it relates to the construction industry. This is a field which makes up just 5% of the British workforce, yet still contributes to 27% of fatal injuries to the whole country. In short, it’s dangerous – although th…

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Minimising the risk of injury at work

28-11-2012

It doesn’t matter what industry you work in, there will always be hazards. Accidents at work can vary from the very minor and easily avoidable to the potentially fatal.image of a bandaged hand and thumb

A quick look at the Health and Safety Executive statistics for last year will give you some indication of the significant amount…

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RIDDOR Changes - Submission to Ministers next week

02-09-2011

An update to the consultation on the “Common Sense, Common Safety” recommendation to amend RIDDOR:

The amendment would increase the “over three” days time period after which an injury must be reported to enforcing authorities to “over seven” days. The increased period coincides with the point wh…

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RIDDOR Changes

17-08-2011

An update to the consultation on the “Common Sense, Common Safety” recommendation to amend RIDDOR:

The amendment would increase the “over three” days time period after which an injury must be reported to enforcing authorities to “over seven” days. The increased period coincides with the point wh…

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Changes to RIDDOR regulations

23-12-2010

HSE Press Release:

The Health and Safety Executive has agreed a plan for the publication of consultation documents on proposed changes to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR).

In his report on health and safety, Lord Young recommended that RIDDOR be…

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