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Lincoln College fined after window cleaner falls from roof

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lincoln College has today been fined £1,500 after a window cleaner fell four metres – suffering broken ribs and a serious back injury.

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Telford firm fined £75,000 after worker suffers serious head injury

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

HSE has prosecuted a Telford confectionery company after a worker’s head was hit with a one tonne force.

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Fishing boat firm fined following electrician’s fall

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Scarborough fishing boat operator was today prosecuted after an electrician suffered serious injuries when he fell from a ladder while aboard the company’s boat.

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Pesticide approvals for April 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

These documents give details, month-by-month, of new products that have gained approval via the HSE, and amendments to existing approvals.

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Safe systems of work essential after contractor injured at Aberthaw Power Station

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Welsh company has been prosecuted after a worker was injured by compressed air.

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HSE Publications – Free to download or buy online

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

HSE Books publishes a wide range of publications and DVDs available.

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Woodworking – safety videos

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The woodworking industry has one of the highest accident rates in manufacturing, most of which caused by contact with moving machinery.

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Noise and Vibration Specialist Inspector – vacancy

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Job vacancy details are now available for the post within the Corporate Specialist Division, based in West Midlands/Marches Area (other locations may be considered) as a Noise and Vibration Specialist Inspector.

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New ‘one stop shop’ website for landlords on domestic gas safety

Monday, May 10, 2010

All the information landlords need to meet their legal duties on domestic gas is now available in one place with the launch of a new website.

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Greater Manchester roofers warned over safety

Monday, May 10, 2010

Building firms in Greater Manchester are being urged to improve safety standards after nearly 180 formal warnings about work at height were issued last year.

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HSE launch new look woodworking website

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have launched a newly redesigned website for workers in the woodworking sector.

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Safety Notice – Rollover risk associated with the use of road vehicles in off-road applications in quarries

Monday, May 10, 2010

The use of any vehicle at a quarry will generally involve a risk of the vehicle overturning. Quarry edge protection should be designed to overturn a vehicle in order to arrest its progress if all other systems have failed.

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Asbestos Liaison Group

Monday, May 10, 2010

The agenda for the Twenty ninth meeting of the Asbestos Liaison Group to be held on Wednesday 26th May 2010 is now available.

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Landlord jailed after blaze left tenant with less than one per cent chance of survival

Monday, May 10, 2010

A landlord has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after a fire in one of his properties left a teenage tenant so badly burnt she was given less than one per cent chance of survival.

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Scotland events

Monday, May 10, 2010

Details are now available of the following events in Scotland: SCDI & Healthy Working Lives Business Seminars – ‘A Healthy Team Equals Healthy Profit’ 19 May Edinburgh, 26 May Glasgow and 3 June Inverness.

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Companies and director fined after worker is paralysed

Friday, May 7, 2010

Two companies and a managing director have been fined a total of £170,000 after a 23-year old worker from Kettering fell more than nine metres, leaving him paralysed from the chest down.

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Calor Gas fined over LPG release

Friday, May 7, 2010

Calor Gas Ltd was today fined £27,500, after a major gas leak led to a cloud of highly flammable Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) forming above its terminal in Essex.

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HID Specialist Inspector vacancies

Friday, May 7, 2010

Posts are available within HSE’s Hazardous Installations Directorate for Specialist Inspectors across various disciplines. closing date 26 May 2010.

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Safety Alert – Stress corrosion cracking of beverage mixed gas cylinders

Friday, May 7, 2010

In March 2010 a man lost a part of his leg when a beverage gas cylinder that he had just finished filling spontaneously exploded into four parts. This was the first fill of the cylinder after it had passed its periodic examination at an approved Inspection Body.

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Cranes in Arboriculture – Towards an Industry Standard

Friday, May 7, 2010

This article by David Robinson Tech Cert (Arbor.A), Anderson Tree Care Ltd was originally published in the Arboricultural Association Newsletter issue 145. The author is inviting feedback from members of the industry, who use mobile cranes for tree work.

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