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01-08-2013

Photo shows a man typingAre you an expert in a health and safety topic?

HealthSafetyNews welcomes guest blog articles from contributors on a wide range of topics - there are some terms and conditions but generally any well written, original work on a suitable topic is likely to be accepted.

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Building firm sentenced after employee falls to death

10-04-2013

manhole chambers above the circular tank

A building firm and one of its directors have been sentenced after an employee fell 15 metres to his death in an empty water storage tank in Macclesfield.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Galt Civil Engineering Ltd. and Peter Stuart following an investigation into the death of Pet…

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The importance of confined space training

23-11-2012

Photo shows confined space trainingRecent statistics from the Health and Safety Executive paint a positive picture for health and safety at work. Over the last 20 years there has been a downward trend in the rate of fatal injury in the workplace. When looking at these kinds of statistics it is often useful to compare a 10-year period…

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Health and safety training – types and requirements for UK businesses

23-11-2012

training sessionThere are hundreds of different health and safety training courses available to UK businesses. Many are industry dependent, for example, building contractors that are required to carry out body-approved health and safety training for all workers, while others are generic.

Where legislation exists, …

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Timber repair firm responsible for spread of asbestos fibres in shop

14-06-2012

Potentially deadly asbestos fibres were spread in part of a shop by unqualified workmen and left on the premises for three weeks.

In a prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), on 13 June, Cardiff Magistrates heard that Timberwise (UK) Ltd., a national company specialising in damp…

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Veolia fined after agency worker sustained serious burns

30-04-2012

Waste management provider Veolia Environmental Services has been fined after an agency worker was seriously burned by hot ash at an incineration depot in Deptford.

The employee sustained 17 per cent burns to his body whilst cleaning ash from a filtration hopper at a Veolia plant on Landman …

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Man's fingertip sliced off at Stoke factory

08-02-2012

An air conditioning manufacturer has been fined after a man's fingertip was cut off by a circular saw at the company's factory in Stoke-on-Trent.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Eaton Williams Group Ltd - which trades under the name of Colman Moducel - following the incident at its …

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First Aid Resources

20-05-2011

The health and safety links page has been updated. One of the new additions is a link to some useful First Aid Fact Sheets available on the Aid Training website.

EDIT 25/11/13 - Aid Training link removed at request of site owner

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Changes to the HSE reporting system

10-05-2011

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that, from September this year, the majority of work-related injuries and incidents reportable under RIDDOR will have to be notified to the HSE via its website (fatal and major incidents and injuries will still be reportable by 'phone).

In a further step…

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Vegetable supplier fined for chemical incident

03-03-2011

Emmett UK Ltd pleaded guilty to contravening Regulation 12 (1) of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 and was fined £8,500 at Spalding Magistrates' Court. It was also ordered to pay full costs of £2,478.

In September 2009, an agency worker was cleaning food processing ma…

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