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Construction firm in the dock following a forklift incident

A forklift driver suffered severe injuries after one of his hands became trapped while he was transporting a load which was not adequately supported on his vehicle. The incident took place on 26th April 2010 at the premises of The Builders Supply Company Limited, in Edinburgh. The worker in question was a 19 year-old man… Read the Full Post

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Caustic Soda Burn Results in Fine for Aerospace Firm

An Essex worker was injured while working at an aerospace company in November 2011. The 39 year old man, who has asked not to be named, was cleaning out a tank that contained caustic soda. While cleaning some of the sodium hydroxide crystals were flicked into his face causing burns to his eye lid and… Read the Full Post

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Risk management and assessment of construction safety measures

Construction, the most dangerous land-based work, is fraught with a number of fatalities and risks. There is a large incidence rate of fatal occupational injuries in most construction sites. The constantly changing work environment of construction industries makes it very difficult for anyone to implement the right safety measures during the construction processes. Read along… Read the Full Post

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How To Prevent Accidents In The Warehouse

Many businesses have storage and warehouse facilities as an integral part of their business and from time to time these can become busy places with bursts of intense activity. With a lot of activity happening under one roof, accidents can become more frequent. The dangers of a warehouse are well known. Not only could an… Read the Full Post

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Reminder to Pay Attention to Safety Warnings

Oxfordshire Ales Ltd was provided with a written warning by the HSE in May 2010.  The warning came in the form of an improvement notice that detailed what action needed to be taken.  The HSE inspector was concerned with several issues found at the Marsh Gibbon production plant.  The improvements were required for the manual… Read the Full Post

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The Importance of Work Place First Aid and Health & Safety Compliance

First aid provisions and training are critical to the safe running of any workplace and they are often enforced by law. Of course in some particular industries, the need for staff first aid training and first aid supplies is greater; however it should still be a cause for concern for all organisations, regardless of the… Read the Full Post

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Saving Your Own Skin – Skin Diseases in the Workplace

Work related skin diseases can be caused by many factors. They are common in many of the industries, although there are jobs which are considered to be high risk. Skin diseases are not only a cause of suffering for the affected person, they also lead to higher expenses for employers who must cope with increased… Read the Full Post

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Head Injuries for Cheltenham Employee Failed by Employers

An employee working for a Cheltenham engineering firm was seriously injured after his head was trapped in a machine. The 33 year old, Gregorz Chylenski, was injured as he worked with the Computer Numerically Controlled machine. After dropping one of the parts he was using Mr Chylenski tried to pick it back up form inside… Read the Full Post

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Health and Safety Audit? These tips will help you keep above the bar

Health and safety audits These audits in the United Kingdom are notoriously strict when it comes to compliance with the 1992 workplace health safety and welfare regulations. Considering that the auditors can fail you on some of the most ridiculous of reasons, I will provide some tips I’ve learned from being the assigned health and… Read the Full Post

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Man Loses Arm after Accident with Hydraulic Press

A 47 year old employee had his armed crushed by a hydraulic press while working at Helmet Integration Systems Ltd. Due to the severity of James McKay’s injuries he had to have his arm amputated. The hydraulic press was designed by Composite Integration Limited specifically to create fire helmets, as a result of the accident… Read the Full Post

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