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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…

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…

Maintenance worker was exposed to poisonous gas at soft-drinks plant

A contractor, while doing servicing to equipment at a factory that manufactures soft-drinks internationally, was exposed to a deadly gas-ozone gas. Loughborough Magistrates’ Court heard that Cott Beverages Ltd contracted…

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…

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…

Factory and safety consultant slapped with a fine for machine guarding failures

A Health and safety consultant working for a company based in Hampshire and his company have been prosecuted after fingers of two workers were severed inside a machine in separate…

Director failed to say publicly the health and safety convictions

A business involved in plant and demolition has had its HGV license suspended because of the director’s failure to disclose health and safety convictions to the Traffic Commissioner. In May…

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…

HSE Intervention Fees are Now in Play

The Health and Safety cost recovery scheme is now fully active. Any intervention the HSE has to make will now be chargeable; yet another reason to make sure health and…

Using Chemicals at Work

When using chemicals at work it is important to be aware of the laws surrounding health and safety.  There are many industries that have to use hazardous liquids and materials,…

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…

Laziness Results in Fine for Two Guilty of Committing Fraud

Asbestos Cleaning A rather unusual case of fraud was discovered when an engineer visited a school to begin some plumbing work.  While he carried out his duties the man discovered…

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