Oven explosion results in prosecution Key Facts: An industrial oven exploded after flammable materials unknowingly loaded into it. The HSE investigator said that the incident ‘could have, and should have, been avoided’. The company have been fined £10,000 and ordered to pay costs of £1,588.

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Health and Safety at Work In this week’s ‘Simply Put’ article, we’re going right back to basics, and looking at what we actually mean when we say ‘health and safety’ – and why it’s important.

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Risk assessment failings lead to prosecution Key Facts:  An ecology consultancy firm have been prosecuted after a worker broke her back falling through a loft hatch. The HSE said that “A ‘one size fits all’ approach is obviously not suitable and the company’s tick-box approach to risk assessment failed to protect this worker.” The company

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Asbestos-Related Diseases: Every year, asbestos causes around 5,000 deaths in the UK. It remains the single cause of work-related deaths in the UK. Asbestos isn’t yet a thing of the past – asbestos can be present in any building built or refurbished before the year 2000. Current estimates suggest that there are still up to

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