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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 to avoid slips and trips in the workplace

Slips and trips are one of the most common accidents to occur in the workplace. The result is millions of working days missed on an annual basis and the corresponding litigation that may well follow. However by following a few simple tips the inherent risk associated with this type of accident and the resulting fallout …Read the Full Post

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Government Allays Work Experience Health And Safety Fears

We’ve mentioned in previous posts about how health and safety can sometimes get a bad press, and nowhere has this concern been more of a problem than in the world of work experience. Fortunately the Government has recently announced changes to eradicate many of these issues. No one can deny the importance of work experience …Read the Full Post

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Working at the Right Temperature

One of the problems with the cold weather is getting the right temperature in the workplace. Workers have every right to complain if the temperature is considered to be too cold or too hot. As an employer you need to make sure your working environment is suitable for your employees and will not have adverse …Read the Full Post

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Concerned Neighbour Reports Dangerous Working Conditions

A landscape gardener was reported by a concerned neighbour who witnessed some very dangerous working conditions. The gardener, John Holland, was felling a tree for a customer along with one of his employees.  Each of the men were using chainsaws on the tree and they were wearing everyday work clothes rather than the expected safety …Read the Full Post

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Worker Killed by Slabs in Tragic Accident

A father of four was killed while working for an Essex based granite manufacturer in April 2008.  Martin Rice was unloading a vehicle which had delivered stone slabs to the warehouse. Mr Rice was moving the slabs over to A-frames to be stored when the accident happened. He was lowering a load which weight around …Read the Full Post

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Cardiff Employee Seriously Severs Finger at Work

An unguarded drill was being worked on by a young worker when he severed his fingertips.  Vaughn Thomas was working for MIB Manufacturing Ltd in Cardiff in April 2011. The firm creates steel frames and panels which are used within the building industry. 21 year old Mr Thomas was given the responsibility of tightening the …Read the Full Post

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Fall from Height Results in Fine for Boat Builder

A famous boat maker from the Isle of Wight has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after an incident. One of the employees working for Clare Lallow Ltd fell while working at the Cowes site. Falls from height and slips and trips are the biggest cause of accidents and deaths in the workplace. …Read the Full Post

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General Workplace Safety Tips

Workplace safety is a topic that is too often casually overlooked, when in reality it is an extremely important subject. Of course, there are many work environments that are essentially perfectly safe, but there are also hundreds of jobs and industries that involve potentially hazardous workspaces, and in these environments it is extremely important to …Read the Full Post

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Fine for Farmer after Incident with Power Lines

A Bedfordshire farmer has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive for failing to follow legal requirements. The farmer had not completed necessary paper work which is required when carrying out work underneath overhead power lines. An incident back in 2010 involving an employee and power cables resulted in the investigation by the HSE. …Read the Full Post

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