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International chemical firm prosecuted over multiple incidents

15-04-2013

The corroded walkway which gave way when a worker stepped onto it

An international chemical firm has been fined more than £100,000 after workers were put in danger in three separate incidents at its Cheshire factory.

One employee at Tata Chemicals Europe Limited’s plant in Northwich suffered severe burns to his right foot which removed a layer of skin and requ…

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Firm fined after roofer fall

14-11-2011

A roofing firm has been sentenced after one of its employees was injured when he fell from a garage roof in Broughton.

Hawarden Roofing Supplies & Contractors Limited was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following the incident at a domestic property on Madeley Close in Broughton…

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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 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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65% of IOSH members support change to RIDDOR

04-05-2011

Around 65% of members of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) support Government plans to move from a “three-day injury” reporting regime to seven days, IOSH reports.

This finding comes from a consultation of IOSH members in February in response to the Government’s reform pla…

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Tesco fined for safety failings

31-03-2011

Tesco has been fined £48,000 plus costs of £25,000 following an employee fracturing a toe and a series of previous incidents which had not been reported. Previous injuries which were not reported, include a fractured ankle and a fractured wrist.

Charles Arrand, defending, said: “Tesco is naturally…

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2010-11 names and details of fatalities

14-02-2011

Sobering reading from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Details of fatalities naming the individuals who died remind us that there is a person with family and friends behind the numbers we read in official statistics.

2010-11 names and details of fatalities

Details for previous years are also a…

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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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