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Severed Thumb Injury at Work Could Have Been Avoided

Machinery caused one employee of Synery Health to lose part of his thumb during an accident that occurred in November 2011. The worker was operating a dry wipe machine when it became blocked. He reached inside the machine to try and remove the blockage but his hand was trapped in the conveyor belt. When the… Read the Full Post

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The HSE Want Your Opinion on Proposed Changes to the First Aid Regulations

The Health and Safety Executive are asking for views on the proposed changes to first aid training that is offered in the UK. The Consultative Document wants to see how the public feel about the proposed changes that will apply to Regulation 3(2) of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.  The HSE has… Read the Full Post

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Reporting Accidents at Work

The law for reporting accidents and incidents and keeping adequate records is known as the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, or RIDDOR for short.  Under this law it is necessary to report and record incidents such as: Deaths that are work related Serious injuries Industrial disease diagnosis Any occurrences that are considered… Read the Full Post

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Changes to the Health and Safety Guidelines for Schools

The Coalition has managed to reduce the number of guidelines that are issued to schools by a staggering 95%.  The number of pages in the health and safety guidelines has been reduced from 150 to just 8, which will make a huge difference for schools and their heads when it comes to working through the… 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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Gas Engineer Gave False Credentials

CORGI Registered Claim Falsified A gas man has been prosecuted after it was discovered work carried out on a gas boiler was done so under false pretences.  Jeffrey Malsen from Somerset claimed he was CORGI registered when he installed a gas boiler and flue. CORGI was the industry body at the time of the incident,… Read the Full Post

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Camera Highlights Safety Failings of Construction Worker

The Importance of using Safety Equipment The owner of a roofing company based in Suffolk was caught red handing putting lives at risk.  He was filmed operating a disc cutter on top of a roof he was working on without using any safety equipment.  One of his employees was also on the roof at the… Read the Full Post

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Rotating Saw Cuts off Factory Workers Fingers

Factories must maintain very high levels of health and safety in order to manage the risks involved in the industry effectively.  One of the cases in the news this week which highlights the dangers involves a factory worker in Bolton. While he was carrying out his job his fingers were cut off, the 27 year… Read the Full Post

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Worker Trapped at Leisure Park

Drainage work trench collapse An employee at the Dawlish holiday Park, Lady’s Mile Farm, suffered terrible injuries when he became trapped while working in a trench. Grzezgorz Waluszowski had been asked to help with laying one of the drainage pipes in a trench. While he was in the two meter deep trench the sides collapsed… Read the Full Post

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Fines for Employees after Worker Killed at Work

M and M Contracting Ltd, a company that specialised in producing doors and windows were discovered to have many safety failings after the death of one of their workers in their premises in Leyton. The 55 year old worker was new to the job and had only been employed for ten days when he lost… Read the Full Post

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