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HSE responds to The Portsmouth News article; Milkshake fan Kate banned from McDonald’s drive-through

HSE Chair; I salute Kate Legg for challenging officials who cited 'health and safety' as a reason why she couldn't use her mobility scooter at a McDonalds drive-thru.

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HSE publishes details of proposed RIDDOR changes

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published details of proposed changes that will simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Brewery fined after worker loses two fingers

Brewery fined after worker loses two fingers | Health and Safety | Scoop.it
A Dorset brewery has been prosecuted for safety breaches after an employee lost two fingers in unguarded machinery.

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validosoftware's curator insight, July 17, 2013 11:00 AM

Hall & Woodhouse Ltd. of The Brewery, Blandford St Mary, Dorset, was fined £6,000 and ordered to pay £10,000 in costs after pleading guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

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Public consultation to repeal or revoke twelve health and safety legislative measures 

This consultative document seeks views on the Health and Safety Executive’s proposals to remove twelve legislative measures.
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This consultation is forewarning that there may be changes to Health & Safety law in the UK in the near future. However it is not confirmation that any changes will take place.

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Sutton Coldfield teacher sues Selly Oak school because chairs were too low

Sutton Coldfield teacher sues Selly Oak school because chairs were too low | Health and Safety | Scoop.it
Diane King is suing Paganel Primary School in Selly Oak after alleging working there worsened her back condition (Teacher sues Selly Oak school because chairs were too low #HR #Employment law #Tribunal
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DWP on safety: Spinning out of Control | STRONGER UNIONS

DWP on safety: Spinning out of Control | STRONGER UNIONS | Health and Safety | Scoop.it
There has been a very worrying trend in recent years. When the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has a new initiative, rather than them announcing it, it is
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Pontrilas Sawmills Ltd fined after worker’s arm crushed in conveyor

A Herefordshire sawmill has been fined for safety breaches after an employee suffered severe crush injuries when his arm was dragged into the rollers of a poorly-guarded conveyor belt. Hereford Mag...

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Developer admits two health and safety breaches over crane disaster at Uttlesford site

Developer admits two health and safety breaches over crane disaster at Uttlesford site | Health and Safety | Scoop.it
DEVELOPER McCarthy & Stone is facing a fine expected to run to tens of thousands of pounds following a building site disaster in Uttlesford.

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validosoftware's curator insight, July 8, 2013 11:45 AM

Chelmsford magistrates ruled yesterday (Thursday, July 4) that their powers to impose a maximum fine of £20,000 on the company were insufficient and that the case should go to Chelmsford Crown Court. Sentencing will now take place on 8 August.

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Miliband backs union campaign on health and safety at work - UnionNews

Miliband backs union campaign on health and safety at work - UnionNews | Health and Safety | Scoop.it
Labour leader supports UCATT and Unite over construction worker safety

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Factory worker crushed by fork-lift truck

Factory worker crushed by fork-lift truck | Health and Safety | Scoop.it
A factory worker was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after being crushed by a forklift truck.
Emergency services were called to the premises of Boal UK, in Ashby Road East, Shepshed, at...

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How can I pursue a damaging health and safety issue? - The Guardian

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How can I pursue a damaging health and safety issue?
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We have had a number of health and safety issues, mainly stress and fatigue, which were highlighted by a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector a few years ago.
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UK waste sector worker deaths double in 2012/13 - letsrecycle.com

UK waste sector worker deaths double in 2012/13 - letsrecycle.com | Health and Safety | Scoop.it
UK waste sector worker deaths double in 2012/13
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He added: “RIDDOR [Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995] numbers are much more robust and a better measure of the true picture in the waste sector.
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Firms fined after worker is left paralysed by roof fall

Firms fined after worker is left paralysed by roof fall | Health and Safety | Scoop.it
A construction company and a roofing contractor have been fined after a worker was left paralysed from the waist down when he plunged four metres through a hole in a roof at a Swindon building site.

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validosoftware's curator insight, July 17, 2013 10:45 AM

Fell four metres onto a concrete floor below, causing permanent injuries that have left him unable to walk and confined to a wheelchair.

 

Tego Roofing Ltd, of Monument Business Park, Chalgrove, Oxford, was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay £9,460 in costs after pleading guilty to breaching Regulation 13(2) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007.

Wates Construction Ltd, of Station Approach, Leatherhead, Surrey, was fined £18,000 with costs of £11,127 after also pleading guilty to a separate breach of the same regulations.

 
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Ledbury drinks maker and Hereford scaffolder fined for health and safety failings

Ledbury drinks maker and Hereford scaffolder fined for health and safety failings | Health and Safety | Scoop.it
A drinks producer and a building services firm have been fined for safety failings at a Ledbury factory.

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validosoftware's curator insight, July 17, 2013 10:54 AM

Universal Beverages Ltd, registered to Bridge Street, Staines, Middlesex, was fined a total of £85,000 and ordered to pay £50,000 costs, after being found guilty of breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

 

Central Roofing and Building Services Ltd, trading as Erect-A-Scaffold, of Central Park, Holmer Road, Hereford, was fined £50,000 and ordered to pay £18,000 costs after pleading guilty to the same breach.

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Heat Stress in the workplace

Heat Stress in the workplace | Health and Safety | Scoop.it
Read our top tips on how to help prevent heat stress in the workplace.

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Lincoln postman dies while delivering mail in hot weather - The Lincolnite

Lincoln postman dies while delivering mail in hot weather - The Lincolnite | Health and Safety | Scoop.it
Tragic death: A postman in Lincoln has died while delivering post in the city during the hot weather.
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Health and safety issues regarding the temperature of workplaces become more prominent in extreme weather. 

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Health and Safety News - Spring 2013

Health and Safety News - Spring 2013 | Health and Safety | Scoop.it
Thompsonos Solicitors - Judith Gledhill explains what steps should be followed to safeguard employees when lifting and hoisting
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Health and Safety news from Thompsons Solicitors

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action.goingtowork.org.uk | Good news from Bangladesh: Debenhams sign safety plan

action.goingtowork.org.uk | Good news from Bangladesh: Debenhams sign safety plan | Health and Safety | Scoop.it
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Radioactive readings soar at wrecked power plant - Morning Star

Radioactive readings soar at wrecked power plant / World / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star
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Leeds: Fury as doormats branded health and safety hazards

Leeds: Fury as doormats branded health and safety hazards | Health and Safety | Scoop.it
Furious flat tenants have been told to ditch their doormats because they are a health and safety hazard.

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validosoftware's curator insight, July 8, 2013 11:42 AM

Residents living in high-rise flats have received letters from Leeds East North East Homes – Leeds City Council’s arm’s length housing management organisation – stating that doormats should be removed from outside their flats because they are potential fire risks.

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Save our Safety parliamentary lobby

Unite and Ucatt organised a lobby of parliament entitled 'Save our Safety'. This focused on the Tory-led government's persistent attacks on safety rules whic...

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David Pike's curator insight, July 17, 2013 3:15 PM

Some political campaigning by Unite and UCATT

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Pontrilas Sawmills Ltd fined after worker’s arm crushed in conveyor

A Herefordshire sawmill has been fined for safety breaches after an employee suffered severe crush injuries when his arm was dragged into the rollers of a poorly-guarded conveyor belt. Hereford Mag...

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Sandringham Estate could face Health and Safety prosecution after gardener ... - Telegraph.co.uk

Sandringham Estate could face Health and Safety prosecution after gardener ... - Telegraph.co.uk | Health and Safety | Scoop.it
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New RIDDOR regulations from 1 October 2013 - Workplace Law Network (subscription)

New RIDDOR regulations from 1 October 2013 Workplace Law Network (subscription) It has been revealed that from 1 October 2013, subject to Parliamentary review, the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences (RIDDOR) Regulations 2013...
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