May 2013 update – Impact assessment for this consultation is now available.
The director of a concrete structures firm has been ordered to pay a total of £25,000 in fines and costs after a worker died following a fall from height at a Swansea building site.
A roofing company has been fined for exposing workers to serious risk of injury at a site in Deeside, Flintshire. The work involved replacing fragile asbestos cement roof sheets with metal roof cladding, no safeguards had been put in place to prevent a fall from height while this hazardous work was being carried out.
This consultative document invites views on the revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L24 – “Workplace health, safety and welfare”. The consultation aims to establish if the changes make it easier for employers to understand and meet their legal obligations. The consultation began on 7 May and will close on 30 July.
A builder has been prosecuted for neglecting the welfare of his workers at a construction site in West Cornwall.
A self-employed roofer has been fined after an employee suffered major injuries falling through a skylight at a Nuneaton industrial estate.
A national lift and elevator firm has been sentenced for safety failings that were uncovered after the death of a lift engineer from an electric shock while working at Pentonville prison in North London.
The director of a plastering company was killed when a pallet containing more than a tonne of render fell on top of him during a lorry delivery at premises in Devon.
A West Midlands’ iron foundry has been fined after an employee narrowly escaped falling into a stream of molten metal when he fell from a collapsing overhead platform.
A Merseyside company has been sentenced for failing to properly train staff on how to use equipment that enables them to work at height.
A Nuneaton storage and distribution firm has been fined after a worker was killed when a tall stack of empty wooden pallets toppled on to him.
An international chemical firm has been fined more than £100,000 after workers were put in danger in three separate incidents at its Cheshire factory.
A seasonal illuminations company in Chesham has been fined for safety failings after an employee broke his arm and lost several teeth when he fell from a ladder.
A High Peak cabinet manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after part of an employee’s finger was cut off in machinery.
A Merseyside builder has appeared in court after an employee suffered life-threatening injuries when he fell from the roof of a terraced house.
A director of a Wimborne building firm has been fined after a self-employed worker was seriously injured when working on an extension at a local cottage.
A Hampshire farm manager has been prosecuted after he was caught on camera putting two workers at risk by using the grain bucket on a telehandler to lift them up to a barn roof.
An east Hampshire farm owner has been prosecuted after an untrained worker plunged over four metres from a tree as he was using a chainsaw to prune branches.
Afternoon meeting of Manchester Occupational Health and Safety Group (MOHSG) that includes the above talk by John Grevatt, The First Aid Training School. An HSE Workplace officer will be in attendance.
The owner of a former Burton upon Trent brewery and the sub-contractor on a project to refurbish it have been prosecuted after a catalogue of safety failings was uncovered surrounding the unsafe removal of asbestos.
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A decorating company has been fined after it exposed employees, agency staff and members of the public to potentially fatal asbestos material.
Wienerberger Limited has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he fell from the roof of an industrial brick oven at a site in Bishop Auckland.
TTC forms new road safety education division
Manchester set to introduce more 20mph areas
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