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Are you complying with your RIDDOR obligations?

Most employers will already be well aware of the fact that they must keep records relating to health and safety incidents in the workplace. Some will even know that certain events will need to be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). But following a change to the guidelines in October 2013, are you… Read the Full Post

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A Guide To RIDDOR And The Changes Due In October 2013

RIDDOR is the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995, which requires the reporting of any relevant accident or incident to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) by the designated person responsible. In October of this year RIDDOR is changing, and so today I thought it would be helpful to take a quick… Read the Full Post

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County Council in Warwickshire Fined for Failing Self-Employed Worker

The Health and Safety Executive have prosecuted the Warwickshire County Council. They decided to prosecute the council after one of their contractors was injured on the job.  A self-employed heating contractor was badly injured when he was working around machinery which was not properly guarded. As a result of the accident the contractor, John Shields,… Read the Full Post

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Teenager Injured by Falling Forklift Truck

An eighteen year old man was seriously injured in an accident which left him trapped under a forklift truck. The Health and Safety Executive found the Nuneaton recycling company guilty of breaching section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at work Act 1974 and also regulation 22 of the workplace Health and Safety Welfare regulations… Read the Full Post

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