Construction firm fined after ladder fall Key Facts: A construction firm have been prosecuted after a worker fell from a ladder whilst attempting to repair a scrolling billboard. The employee broke his arm and pelvis in the incident. The company were fined £12,000, costs of £3,201.40 and a victim surcharge of £140.

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Unsafe gas appliances can cause the release of a highly poisonous gas: carbon monoxide (CO). You can’t taste it, see it, or smell it – but it can kill quickly. It can also cause serious long term health problems such as brain damage.

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Confined spaces tend to cause a more confusion that you would think. Everyone knows what one is, until you ask them to define ne. A confined space is a place which is substantially enclosed (though not always entirely), and where serious injury can occur from hazardous substances or conditions within the space or nearby (e.g.

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Sensible Risk Management ‘Health and Safety’ often gets a bit of a bad press, with the phrase ‘health and safety gone mad!’ never too far away. In this article, we’re looking at what sensible risk management means – and perhaps more importantly, what it isn’t about.

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Firm fined £3,000 for worker’s hand injury Key Facts: A tool manufacturing firm have been prosecuted following a worker’s hand injury. A shift-manager’s hand was crushed in a machine whilst he was attempting to fix a fault. As a result of his injuries, he lost the index finger on his left hand. The firm was

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Unguarded machine incident leads to £8k fine Key Facts:  An unguarded machinery incident lead to worker breaking his arm, whilst trying to repair computer-controlled machinery. Several key safety failings were identified, including lack of appropriate risk assessment, lack of adequate training, and no system in place to monitor employees. The company were fined £8,000 and

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Unguarded machine leads to £7k fine Key Facts: An incident involving an unguarded machine left an employee with serious injuries to his hand. The resulting HSE investigation found that the dangerous nip point of the machine had been left totally unguarded. The company were fined a total of £7,000 and costs of £2909.25.

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Occupational Disease The term ‘occupational disease’ covers a wide range of diseases that are linked with occupational exposure to specific hazards. In this spotlight article, we’re looking at some of the focus areas in occupational disease.

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