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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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Loss of Life at Recycling Centre Results in Fine for Tipton Firm

Employee received no Training for using Loader A 21 year old man was killed when working at a paper bailing factory in the West Midlands in 2008.  The recycling company were fined £200,000 for breaching two sections of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. On top of the fine the company, SITA UK… Read the Full Post

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Are You Wasting Money on Electrical Safety Tests? PAT a Guide

There is a common myth which is believed by a large proportion of businesses in the UK. This myth costs office based companies around £30 million each year! That money is being spent to test all of the portable electrical devices in the workplace, and it is absolutely not necessary. Portable electrical appliances don’t have… 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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11,000 Volt Cable Cut by Accident Results in Serious Burns

A Worcestershire demolition worker was burnt terribly when he accidently cut through a live wire who was carrying 11,000 volts at an electricity substation. DSM Demolition and Gould Singleton Architects were both investigated after the incident when the Health and Safety Executive arrived to determine what had happened. As a result they were taken to… Read the Full Post

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Safety in the Printing Industry When Manual Handling

The printing trade involves a lot of manual handling, and as a result these types of activities cause the most injuries in this industry. In order to reduce the risk of injuries to your workers it is necessary to follow the laws which are in place to help you create a safe working environment. These… Read the Full Post

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Clampdown on Construction Sites in the West Midlands

Construction Safety Spot Checks Throughout the whole of the West Midlands the Health and Safety Executive are clamping down on construction sites. The aim is to reduce the amount of deaths, ill health and injuries by carrying out a number of spot checks carried out by the HSE inspectors. The clampdown inspections will be carried… Read the Full Post

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Following Health and Safety Regulations during Times of Refurbishment

It is important to make sure that any activities in your work premises are carried out in accordance to the multiple health and safety Acts currently in place. The Health and Safety Executive will prosecute your company if they discover that during any time you have not been following good practices which are designed to… Read the Full Post

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340 Bristol, Bath and Gloucester Workers Are Seriously Injured

Warning for Employers from the Health and Safety Executive Statistics collected from the local authorities in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bristol show that during last year there were 340 serious injuries caused by accidents in the workplace. These shockingly high statistics have resulted in the Health and Safety Executive calling for employers to pay closer… Read the Full Post

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CSCS Card Tests London

Veritas Consulting are booking CSCS Card Tests in London and surrounding areas. Start 2010 with a Health and Safety Test and get yourself a headstart for a career in the Construction industry. Need further information about CSCS Cards London please call 0800 1488 677

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