Fume from Welding, Cutting and Burning

HSE recently issued a [...]

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RIDDOR Forms Refreshed

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) require employers, self-employed and people in control of work premises to report certain serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences. The suite of [...]

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Dorset based scaffolding company sentenced after serious injury to worker

Poole Magistrates' Court heard how on 10th April 2017, 49 year-old Paul Norris, was working for Solar Scaffold Services Limited to erect the scaffolding. Solar Scaffold Services Limited were contracted to erect an access tower and guard rails around the roof of industrial units in Christc [...]

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Director jailed for sales of illegal chemicals

A company director has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for the online sale of products containing prohibited substances. Warwick Crown Court heard that a complaint was raised in August 2014 that Abel (UK) Ltd was selling a plant protection product contaming Sodium Chlorate, a prohibited substance. Speaking after the hearing, HSE inspector Sarah Dutton said [...]

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Safety and Health Awareness Day Flyer - Thursday 21st March, 2019

Take a look at the Safety and Health Awareness Day, supported by BPA Services Ltd. The event seeks to raise awareness of construction related risks and the safety critical functions when using construction related plant, safe use of scaffolding and to also raise the awareness of mental wellbeing and occupational health related diseases in construction. [...]

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East Yorkshire company fined after workers exposed to flour dust

A bakery company has been fined for safety breaches after employees suffered long term exposure to flour dust, a respiratory sensitiser. An investigation by the HSE found there was no effective method of control to prevent the dust becoming airborne and employees being exposed to breathing in the dust. Coopland & Son (Scarborough) Ltd. of Caxton Way, Pindar Business Park, Eastfie [...]

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Company fined after worker severely injured following fall from height

A family-owned and run farming business has been fined after an employee sustained severe injuries following a fall from height. The employer asked an employee to install an electric cable through four barns at a height of approximately 4 metres. A potato box lifted by a forklift was used as a working platform. The worker fell approximately 2.5-3.5 metres and suffered a head injury as well as [...]

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