Vulnerable Persons This week’s Simply Put article looks at vulnerable persons. We’re thinking about who needs special consideration in health and safety policies.

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Lifting equipment incident leads to prosecution  Key Facts: An incident involving inappropriate lifting equipment left a worker with life changing injuries. A four-tonne piling hammer struck him, whilst it was being moved into position. Both his employer and the principal contractor on the project were prosecuted, each receiving a £19,000 fine, plus costs.

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Health and safety in the agricultural sector A recent survey has put the spotlight on health and safety culture in the agricultural sector, looking at farmers’ attitudes and what can be done to reduce the occurrence of accident and injury in the sector. In the UK, the agricultural sector remains one of the most deadly

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Positive health and safety culture We often talk about a company’s health and safety culture, and how important and beneficial a positive health and safety culture can be. First of all, it’s important to understand what a health and safety culture is. The HSE define it as ‘the way we do things around here’. It

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Industrial baler incident leads to prosecution Key Facts: An incident involving an industrial baler resulted in a prosecution after a worker severed both hands in the machine. An enforcement noticed was served, and several major failings were identified. A month later, there was a second incident involving lead contamination. The company was fined £35,000 and

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IOSH’s No Time To Lose Campaign The aim of the No Time to Lose Campaign is to bring about better understanding of the causes of occupational cancer, and to help businesses take action. The campaign is working to: Get carcinogenic exposure issues more widely understood Raise awareness of the issue Suggest some solutions to tackle

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