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New to Health and Safety? 4 Things You Absolutely Have to Know

New to Health and Safety? 4 Things You Absolutely Have to Know Brand new to health and safety and facing the slightly daunting prospect of dealing with it all? Or just feeling out of the loop with what’s what? No worries – I’m here to demystify the basics for you. While health and safety can …Read the Full Post

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Two Reminders Of Construction Industry’s Need To Address Safety Issues

As has often been noted, both through this blog and in official statistics from the HSE which we have referred to in the past, the construction industry continues to represent the highest risk in terms of workplace injuries, and accidents in the workplace. During the past week we have seen two significant incidents, both occurring …Read the Full Post

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Surrey Decorating Firm Fined £45,000 For Asbestos Exposure

Whilst the use of asbestos materials was banned in the UK completely in 1985, it is still commonly found in many pre-existing buildings, and therefore needs to be kept firmly in mind when carrying out buildings safety checks prior to any development work. This is a fact which one Surrey based firm overlooked, resulting in …Read the Full Post

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Firm Fined After Worker Severed Fingertips in a Machine

A grain frim in Northamptonshire have been fined after they were prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive. Roman Banach lost three fingers and his thumb while he was working with a mixer in August 2011. While he reached into the chute his hand touched the blades inside which resulted in the injuries. Nearly two …Read the Full Post

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Nine People Lose Their Lives in Just Twelve Weeks

During twelve weeks between June and September 2012 nine people have died while working in the waste and recycling industry. This dramatic rise in deaths has resulted in a warning from the Health and Safety Executive to improve safety for all workers that work in these areas.  Half of the nine people who have died …Read the Full Post

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Do You Do Everything Possible to Prevent Accidents with Vehicles?

Vehicles in the workplace can pose deadly threats to your employees. This can be seen when looking at one of the prosecution cases brought by the Health and Safety Executive this week. A company was fined after one of their employees was hit by a heavy goods vehicle at work. The firm, Corrugated Case Company …Read the Full Post

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Tree Felling Accident Costs Employee His Life

A task felling trees went horribly wrong when Christopher Fox was stood on a tractor being used to try and control the position the tree fell. Unfortunately the tree took an unexpected direction. This led to the trunk hitting the tractor which them over turned. The tractor crushed 60 year old Mr Fox which resulted …Read the Full Post

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