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A Common Health And Safety Oversight Costs A Life

There’s a serious issue in the world of Health and Safety, and one we see far too frequently. It’s also an issue which has just cost BAE Systems £350,000 in fines, and one innocent man his life. Very often we see businesses applying good Health and Safety advice complying with the HSE recommendations and requirements, …Read the Full Post

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Benefits of a Health and Safety Audit

It is very easy to forget about the health and safety side of running a business. As an employer and a business owner there are multiple tasks that need doing, the work never stops. However, health and safety cannot be pushed to the back of your to do list. It needs to be one of …Read the Full Post

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Crushing Injuries Lead to Fine for Gloucestershire Company

A paper company in Gloucestershire has been prosecuted at Cheltenham Magistrates court this week. The Health and Safety Executive discovered the company was failing to meet the health and safety regulations after a worker was involved in an accident in 2012. The man who doesn’t wish to be named was injured when his hand was …Read the Full Post

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No Excuse for Exposure to Asbestos

A hospital trust in the North East of England has been fined after contractors were exposed to asbestos. The Sunderland Eye Infirmary was having some work done to the premises that involved drilling through the surrounds of doors to the wards. The holes were to enable cabling to be installed. Unfortunately the door surrounds were …Read the Full Post

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Building Company Ignored Safety Risks

Workers and the public were put at risk by a building company in Cardiff after they continued to ignore safety risks. The case was heard on December 18 when Rimo Construction appeared before Cardiff magistrates court for permitting their employees to work at height without considering safety factors. A concerned neighbour reported the dangerous conditions …Read the Full Post

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Illegal Asbestos Removal Unacceptable

A demolition company based in Cheltenham have been fined after exposing workers to asbestos fibres. DA Environmental Services were prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after they were found to be removing asbestos illegally from a Gloucestershire property. They pleaded guilty at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on 5th November 2012. The company did undertake an …Read the Full Post

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Ozone Danger Ignored Resulting in Life Changing Injuries

One contractor working in Kegworth has had his life permanently affected after being exposed to ozone. Richard Sharp from West Yorkshire was working for Cott Beverages when the exposure occurred. He was sent into a room to change a UVB light system that was located in the plant room. He had been given a permit …Read the Full Post

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Failure to Protect Worker Results in Fines for Company and Company Director

A scaffolding firm in Dartford have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after one of their workers was injured. Mr James Froud fell while working on a fragile roof and suffered terrible injuries as a result. The 22 year old spent ten days in hospital and many months off work so he could …Read the Full Post

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Diving Instructor Fined for Death of Inexperienced Diver

A diving company based in Bristol have been fined after one of their customers died on an organised dive in Dorset.  The inexperienced diver, Janek Karon, was allowed to dive by the instructor and director of the company, Ian Johnson. Mr Karon had some serious medical conditions when he went for the training and recreational …Read the Full Post

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Worker Lost Leg in Collision with Vehicle at Work

Johnson Controls have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive at an accident involving one of their employees. The builders were working at a nuclear site in Cumbria when he was run over by a cherry picker. Ken Brown was guiding the vehicle on foot when he was hit, and as a result of …Read the Full Post

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