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Don’t Slip Up When It Comes To Trips And Falls At Work

Did you know that businesses have to foot a bill of around £512 million every single year because of people slipping up or tripping over? It can seem as though a slip or a trip is a relatively minor accident, but in fact the costs are tremendous, and not just financially. In addition to the… Read the Full Post

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HSE Statistics Reveal Workplace Fatality Trends

It’s easy to think, browsing through the news or even through this blog, that health and safety is a massive issue with significant numbers of people being killed or injured every week. But figures published by the Health and Safety Executive logo (HSE) this week reveal two important truths: the number of people fatally injured… Read the Full Post

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Crane Overturned at Boat Yard Due to Lack of Maintenance

Machinery Maintenance, don’t skimp A crane overturned at a boatyard in the Isle of Wight after it was not properly maintained by the company. Nobody was harmed in the incident but it could have easily resulted in serious injuries or even fatalities, it was just a matter of luck on the day. However, a car… Read the Full Post

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Keeping Reports and Records Under RIDDOR

RIDDOR EXPLAINED There is a law that demands employers and those with responsibilities within a work place must keep records and reports for: Fatalities that are work related Serious injuries Industrial diseases that have been diagnosed Near miss accidents known as dangerous occurrences The law is called RIDDOR, Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences… Read the Full Post

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Are Your Electrics Safe?

Electrical Safety Issues for Suffolk Firm Resulted in H&S Investigation A firm in Suffolk have been fined after their electrical fittings were found to be unsafe. The Health and Safety Executive visited the plastics manufacturers and found that there were some serious problems that were considered to be very dangerous.  The issues related to the… Read the Full Post

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£146,000 Fine After Worker is Killed by a Crane

A company in the West Midlands has been fined £146,000 after the death of one of their employees in an incident that occurred in May 2011. The steel company, C Brown & Sons of Dudley was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after Wilfred Williams was crushed by a 15 tonne crane while working.… Read the Full Post

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Working with Asbestos – Get Asbestos Training

Before undertaking any work in a building you should ask the boss of the job whether an an asbestos survey has been carried out and is Asbestos present. If working on a non-domestic building you can ask for this information before you give a quote for the work you will be doing. If you discover… Read the Full Post

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More Christmas Health and Safety Myths – Christmas Lights

Health and Safety Myths at Christmas The Health and Safety Executive like to bust myths. There are lots of myths surrounding Christmas that simply are not true. They can stop people from getting into the festive spirit as worried bosses are left confused over what is allowed and what isn’t. This week’s busted myth concerns… Read the Full Post

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Opposition warns that health and safety duties could be set back by the removal of strict liability

The Bill for Enterprise and Regulatory Reforms which includes a proposed amendment to civil liability laws concerning health and safety duties is currently being tabled in Parliament. The House of Commons held a debate earlier this week concerning this Bill which provides for a wide range of amendments to the regime of business regulations. The… Read the Full Post

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Deepwater Horizon: Two BP employees charged with manslaughter

The Department of Justice in the US has filed the largest criminal fine in the history of the US against BP over the disaster of Deepwater Horizon in April 2010. The Department of Justice also indicted two senior supervisors of the company on manslaughter charges. A former executive with the BP has also faced charges… Read the Full Post

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