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Blog posts : "ice"

Are you ready for winter?

24-10-2011

The Red Cross is "encouraging people to get ready for the potential big freeze in the next few months".

The Red Cross reports that "last year’s severe weather caused real disruption to thousands of lives, but the good news is that it’s easy to make sure you’re prepared for the worst – by preparing …

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Worker killed by roof collapse

07-04-2011

A 30-year old man has died after a freezer roof collapsed at an abattoir in Australia yesterday. Initial reports suggest that the worker was sweeping the floor of a blast freezer when part of the roof collapsed due to a build-up of ice.

Further detail.

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Health and Safety News - 30 November 2010

30-11-2010

Clearing snow and ice from pavements

New guidance published on the Directgov website today, regarding clearing snow and ice from the pavement, makes it clear that "there's no law stopping you from clearing snow and ice on the pavement outside your home or from public spaces". It also tries to ease p…

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