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Fatality at the Paper Plant Lands Paper Firm with a £70,000 Fine

Safety at work breach lands Merley £70,000 fine A woman lost her life while working at a paper firm in Corby in March 2009. The employee, Desanka Todorovic, was aged 44 and working at the Merley Paper Converters at the time of the accident. He was stood waiting to collect some flat pack boxes when several… Read the Full Post

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Tyre factory worker badly injured in unguarded conveyor

A Northern Ireland company dealing with tyre recycling failed to put in place vital safety measures to protect employees using a conveyor. The occurrence took place on 22nd July 2011 at OM Tyre Recycling Limited’s plant in Mayobridge. Andrzei Zamela was trying to clear an impasse of shredded tyre pieces that had accumulated on an… Read the Full Post

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Health and Safety Rights for Workers Being Reduced Under New Proposals

The rights workers have regarding their personal health and safety at work are due to be scaled down according to a report in The Independent on 3rd November 2012. Under the proposed changes employees that are injured at work will now have to work harder to prove the employer is to blame for the accident.… Read the Full Post

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Managing Risks as an Employer

As an employer it is your duty by law to manage risks. You must perform workplace risk assessments to fulfil your legal requirements, even if you are self-employed.  The purpose of the assessments is to identify what the health and safety risks are that come from working activities within your business. If you have five… Read the Full Post

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Builder to Pay Over Half a Million After Death of Worker

A building contractor from Bangor was fined after being found guilty of breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act. Watkins Jones & Son were found to have not taken all the steps necessary to ensure 21 year old Thomas Whitmarsh’s safety while he worked for them in May 2007. While working at height Mr… Read the Full Post

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HSE Introduce the Fee for Intervention

HSE Fee for Intervention Anyone breaking health and safety laws risk prosecution from the Health and Safety Executive.  If an incident or accident is investigated, and the company or business found to be in breach of Regulations and legislation they will be prosecuted and summoned to appear at court. There the defendants risk fines, the… Read the Full Post

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Health and Safety Audits for Businesses in Birmingham

Our Monthly Special offer  (August) Take advantage of a comprehensive Health and Safety Audit for ONLY £175.00  (normally £495.00) and save over £300.00 This months chosen area for our Health and Safety Audits is Birmingham, West Midlands Is your business compliant? – A useful Health and Safety Audit & Inspection of your workplace is a… Read the Full Post

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Working On Your Own – Health and Safety for Lone Workers

Working Alone Safety   Lone working is fully legal and there are no restrictions in place by the Health and Safety Executive claiming no one is allowed to work without a colleague or supervision.  The problems may come in employees are working alone without having a workplace risk assessment performed first, or if the dangers… Read the Full Post

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Health and Safety Audits for businesses in Nottingham

Our Monthly Special offer  (July) Take advantage of a comprehensive Health and Safety Audit for ONLY £175.00  (normally £495.00) and save over £300.00 This months chosen area for our Health and Safety Audits is Nottingham, East Midlands Is your business compliant? – A useful Health and Safety Audit & Inspection of your workplace is a… Read the Full Post

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