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Health & Safety Newsletter October 2017

HGV driver killed by runaway vehicle A road haulage company based in Essex has been fined after an employee was fatally crushed by a runaway heavy goods vehicle (HGV). The employee was coupling a HGV tractor unit to a trailer … Continue reading

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Health & Safety Newsletter September 2017

Who is responsible for workstation assessments? As a host employer or an employment agency supplying temporary workers, you both have a responsibility to ensure the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 are adhered to within the workplace. Workstations … Continue reading

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August H&S Newsletter

Explosive atmosphere planning oversight blasts chemical firm for £1.2m Two workers suffered minor injuries from the blast when the chemical firm was operating the plant’s new hydrochloric acid (HCI) burner on 26 September 2013. Chelmsford Crown Court heard on 7 … Continue reading

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July H&S Newsletter

Waste recycling firm fined over employee’s incinerator burns The firm has been made to pay £230 000  after a worker was burned at its waste-to-energy generation plant in Stoke-on-Tees. Teesside Crown Court was told that a mattress spring had blocked … Continue reading

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Health & Safety Newsletter June 2017

How many toilets and washbins? Toilets and washbasins are covered by the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992. It states that washbasins must be located near to toilet facilities, however, what the Regulations don’t tell you is how many … Continue reading

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Health & Safety Newsletter May 2017

Are your stair barriers safe? The minimum required stairway protection is that described in the Approved Code of Practise (ACoP) to the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992. Tip 1. Check that your staircase meets the minimum standard in … Continue reading

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Health & Safety Newsletter April 2017

Self-employed haulage contractor killed by reversing lorry Daniel Adams, 63, of Farnworth, rented a unit on Sandywood Industrial Estate owned by Alec Sharples Farm Supplies and Transport Limited where the fatal incident occurred on the 7th May 2014. Manchester Crown … Continue reading

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DIY chain recieves £450k fine after four workers fell in warehouse

Leyland SDM (LSDM), a decorators’ merchant has been given the fine after four workers fell over 3.5 m while carrying a ventilation unit that they were installing. Two of the men suffered leg fractures. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard last week … Continue reading

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Dairy manufacturer fined £400,000 after worker’s roof fall

A TRAFFORD Park-based dairy manufacturer has been fined £400,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries when he fell 15 feet through a fragile roof panel. The company was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court, after an investigation by the Health and … Continue reading

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ATVs – Training and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

Summary A farmer was prosecuted for failing to provide adequate training in the safe use of All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) following an accident to an employee and for failing to comply with a previously issued Improvement Notice. A 23-year old … Continue reading

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