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How Safe is Your Workplace? Dangers Posed by Unguarded Machines

YOU need to value Workplace Machinery Safety An unguarded machine might actually seem innocuous, but the sad truth is that it could seriously harm to your workers. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), moving machinery can cause harm to users in the following ways: Moving parts of a machine can draw in parts …Read the Full Post

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How Dangerous is Treading the Boards?

Historically parents have been cautious in their support for offspring who announce a desire to move into acting. Usually this is because of the uncertainty of finding work or being able to feed themselves between roles. Other times it because the lifestyle of excess that seems to accompany being in the limelight. Even behind the …Read the Full Post

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Death of Worker Leads to Suspended Prison Sentence

A landscape gardener from Staffordshire has been prosecuted after a death of one of his employees.  The gardener was being assisted by Leeson Lavender, a 39 year old man from Stoke on Trent. They were installing an oak post at a property when the incident occurred in May 2010. The two men were standing on …Read the Full Post

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Sentence for Safety Failings

A steel worker was injured and nearly crushed by a steel girder while working for Sherling Steel UK back in September 2011. The man who asked not to be named was knocked to the floor by the girder. He suffered from severe bruising and some tissue damage to his leg and foot. The incident could …Read the Full Post

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£10,000 Fine After Worker is Injured by Forklift Truck

A concrete firm have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after one of their workers was hit by a forklift truck in Shropshire. 38 year old Tomasz Kosmacz was given the responsibility of removing the build-up of excess concrete from around the moulds at the Elite Precast Concrete factory. The concrete he removed …Read the Full Post

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Teenager Loses Four Fingers at Work

A young apprentice was working on a machine when he lost four of his fingers in an unnecessary accident.  The 18 year old man, who has asked not to be named, was an apprentice for W P Metals Ltd based near Walsall.  On his fifth week in his new position he was helping a worker …Read the Full Post

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Manage the Vehicles in Your Organisation

An incident involving a forklift truck has highlighted the need to manage vehicles within organisation. One worker was hit by a forklift truck as it was moving a large bale of cans in a recycling plant based in Warrington in 2010. The 43 year old man suffered with injuries to his feet and his ankles …Read the Full Post

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Public Injured by Construction Firm

The construction industry is often mentioned in health and safety blogs due to the high level of risk and the number of incidents that occur. However, many of those accidents are relating to the workers and sub-contractors who have been hurt while they work on sites up and down the country.  Employers have a duty …Read the Full Post

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£500,000 Fine for Large Steel Company

Tata have been fined £500,000 after they breached the Health and Safety Regulations which resulted in the death of one of their workers. The large global steel firm were investigated by the Health and Safety Executive after the 49 year old man, Kevin Downey, was working on a blast furnace.  He went to check a …Read the Full Post

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Failure to Comply With Improvement Notices Results in Huge Fine

When you are handed an Improvement Notice from the Health and Safety Executive you must take immediate action. One company was recently prosecuted after they failed to make the necessary changes they were given after a series of inspections between 2008 and 2010.  Euticals Ltd, who were previously trading as Archimica Ltd, specialise in manufacturing …Read the Full Post

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