Company fined £50,000 following death of a manager. Dudley Metropolitan Council was fined £30,000 and ordered to pay £20,000 in costs after pleading guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act. A council employee and the driver of the vehicle, pleaded guilty to two breaches of Section 7 of the

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Swine Flu – find out more. First prosecution for corporate manslaughter charge under the new act. Landlords must have a gas safety check carried out – read about Gas Safety Changes. Forthcoming Legislation – At the end of this year, the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 will come into force. New Health Safety Law

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Manual handling relates to the movements of loads by human effort, as opposed to the use of mechanical handling equipment such as lift trucks, etc. It is estimated that in the order of one third of all reported workplace accidents arise from some form of manual handling activity. The associated risks include: musculoskeletal disorders (MSD),

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Many companies are still not facing up to one of the biggest risks to the lives of their employees – occupational road risk. 200- 250 people die in the workplace each year, but further 800 – 1100 employees are killed on the road each year. For assistance with Occupational Road Risk Policies and driver/vehicle documentation.Call

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From the beginning of April 2009, the Gas Safe Register has replaced the CORGI gas registration scheme in Great Britain. Fourteen people died last year from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning that was due to badly installed, repaired or maintained gas appliances. Gas Safety Certificates for Landlords

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Landlords Fire Safety – What do I need to do? The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (the FSO) brought the common parts of blocks of flats within the scope of mainstream fire safety legislation for the first time. The FSO imposes duties on persons who may include freeholders, landlords, managing agents and contractors who

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Many local authorities operate a scheme to provide information to customers of food businesses to enable them to make informed choices about the places where they eat out or purchase food from. Local authority enforcement officers (or Environmental Health Officers) are responsible for inspecting food businesses to ensure that they meet the legal requirements on

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Swine influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease that is more normally found in pigs, but (as the news programmes indicate) human cases can and do occur. The symptoms of swine influenza in people are similar to the normal flu symptoms and include: fever fatigue lack of appetite coughing and sore throat. Some people with

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The HSE has launched an opportunity for businesses to express a commitment to Health and Safety at Work. In essence its asks businesses to sign up to something that they should be (and probably are) doing already: We, the undersigned: Agree to play our part in reducing the numbers of work-related deaths, injuries and ill-health

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