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When The Fun Of The Fair Becomes Deadly Serious

The thrill of the fair is often in the exhilaration that comes from being frightened. But the one thing we expect is to be safe. Fear within the confines of safety is fun, but it’s an entirely different scenario when that safety we rely on so much is no longer there. Machines fail, and mechanical… Read the Full Post

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Fiddling (Health And Safety) On The Roof

Safety at Height “To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.” I was recently reminded of Oscar Wilde’s words when reading the latest news stories and reports from the world of health and safety. It seems that for one Monmouth based roofing firm it is more a… Read the Full Post

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CDM Support Services for Netley School Campus London

The Netley School Campus development London CDM Support Services Prior to Construction there were an extensive examination of options, overall the Scheme is to make improvements to the Victorian buildings and redevelop the remainder of the site with new Education and Community Facilities. The project is to be entirely self-funded through the development of residential… Read the Full Post

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Health And Safety That’s Hard To Believe

Whilst there are times when accidents at work occur in previously unconsidered or unusual circumstances, there are also occasions when working practices simply beggar belief. There have been a couple of cases recently in which it seems that any consideration of health and safety didn’t just go out of the window, but actually got into… Read the Full Post

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Food Industry Continues To Offer Serious Health And Safety Concerns

This week we have heard yet another example of a food company failing to ensure appropriate safety guards were in place and working, resulting in yet another hand injury. This is the fourth such injury within the food industry in the past few months, with all injuries resulting from the same lack of attention to… Read the Full Post

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Paper Mill Fined After Worker Injured

Safe Practices not adhered to whilst cleaning machinery A worker in his fifties was seriously injured at a paper mill when his arm was caught in the moving parts of the machine. The worker had worked for the company for 17 years and was performing a task on the Paper Coating Machine at the Stoneywood… Read the Full Post

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Safety Failings at Engineering Firm Results in Prosecution by the HSE

An engineering firm in Southampton has been fined after one of their employees was seriously injured. The worker, Paul Thornton, was operating an aluminium casting machine at the time of the accident. The accident caused Mr Thornton to have his toe amputated and he also suffered from fractures to the rest of his toes and… Read the Full Post

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Health and Safety Executive Making Site Inspections This Week

The HSE have begun to make a series of surprise inspections this week. The spot checks are planned for a month with the inspectors checking sites up and down the country without any announcement.  The inspectors are believed to be focusing on the repair, maintenance and refurbishment activities in particular. The reason for focusing on… Read the Full Post

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Fatality at the Paper Plant Lands Paper Firm with a £70,000 Fine

Safety at work breach lands Merley £70,000 fine A woman lost her life while working at a paper firm in Corby in March 2009. The employee, Desanka Todorovic, was aged 44 and working at the Merley Paper Converters at the time of the accident. He was stood waiting to collect some flat pack boxes when several… Read the Full Post

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Health and Safety Actions for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

If you run a small or medium sized business you will need to work harder on your health and safety to keep in control. Whether you have a board of directors, partners or are the sole owner you have duties to follow and these can be quite complicated, especially if you’re working on guess work.… Read the Full Post

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