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Five ways to avoid the Fawlty Towers fire drill debacle

28-07-2016

John Cleese and the Fawlty Towers team are extremely good at injecting hilarious farce into otherwise ordinary situations. I laugh out loud every time I watch any episode, including the episode where Basil Fawlty incompetently conducts a fire drill (This is the sixth episode of the first series enti…

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Roofing firm in court following BBC Watchdog probe

20-01-2014

Photo shows unprotected work at height

An Oldham roofing firm and company director have appeared in court after being filmed breaking the law by the BBC’s Watchdog programme.

Renov8 (North West) Ltd and Darren Potts were prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after footage showed workers on top of house roofs using a pr…

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Cambridgeshire stonemasonry business fined after poor practice spotted on BBC television programme

26-10-2011

A Cambridgeshire stonemasonry business has been fined over dangerous stone dust after the firm appeared on a BBC television programme.

Atelier 109 Limited, of Main Road, Etton, near Peterborough, featured in March 2010 in the BBC2 series, Mastercrafts, presented by Monty Don - but an eagle-eyed v…

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Three hurt in Manchester Food and Drink Festival blast

11-10-2011

Three people have suffered serious burns after a gas cylinder exploded at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival.

The blast happened shortly before 21:00 BST on Monday during a cookery demonstration at a stall in Albert Square by Manchester Town Hall.

Read the report from BBC News...

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Northern Ireland food factory fined for employee head injuries

07-07-2011

Linden Foods Ltd. has been fined following an accident which left one of its employees with serious head injuries.

BBC News reports that Lucas Da Costa was struck by falling pallets at the company's Dungannon factory in February 2010.

The company pleaded guilty to two counts of health and safety br…

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The Fun Police

29-05-2011

I’ve just left the BBC Television Centre where I watched the filming of the pilot episode of Matt Morgan’s “The Fun Police” – a Channel 4 sitcom based in the Health and Safety Department of Brightsea Borough Council. The show stars Flight of The Concords’ Rhys Darby along with Jack Doolan (Cemetery …

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Plumber jailed after 'Rogue Traders' exposes illegal gas work

10-01-2011

A plumber caught carrying out illegal gas work by BBC's Rogue Traders, has been jailed after ignoring a previous order to stop.

Andrew John Carslake, 42, who traded as Aqua Plumbing, admitted breaching health and safety laws at Chelmsford Crown Court.

Mr Carslake admitted breaching Section 33 (1) (g…

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