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Health and safety audit, Croydon construction firm fined

A worker fell eight metres during work for a construction firm. He fell off the in-place scaffold. The worker had already raised concerns that the scaffolding had issues, but the company did not listen.

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Leisure Event Employees Need Health and Safety Training

There is a call for better health and safety training relating to leisure event employees. Workers at public events such as concerts often are docents hired not for experience, but because they are available. 

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Couple Unable to Adopt Because of Health and Safety

A couple was unable to adopt a child because their kettle flex posed health and safety risks.  Education Secretary Gove spoke about the government legislation that has harmed the adoption process.

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Chemical Spill Highlights Health and Safety Staff

A chemical spill has created an issue for a female worker. A woman at a Highland industrial company was affected due to an ammonia spill.  Her eyes were injured at Dalcross Industry Estate on Thursday.  The injury had the HSE called to the site for workstation risk assessments in order to determine what occurred to […]

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Workington Hall may Reopen

A request has been filed for Workington Hall to reopen. A few years ago Workington Hall was closed due to health and safety risks.  There is currently a request that the historic hall be reopened and the health and safety issues to be fixed.  It has been stated after a few investigations that the closure […]

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Case about blacklisting worker being Heard

A construction worker faced with no work due to health and safety concerns he raised. The European Court of Human Rights is now hearing a case about a construction worker who was blacklisted in 2009.  This worker raised concerns in the UK regarding health and safety breaches.  A company he raised a case against blacklisted […]

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Company Fined after Worker Traps Hand

Thorntons, a high street chocolate company, has been fined for a breach in health and safety. Thorntons was recently fined for issues with health and safety at work.  The worker was dragged by a chocolate whipping machine.  Ellen Yardley suffered severe injuries.  She was operating the foil wrapping machine, when her hand became trapped in […]

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HSE Report on Caerphilly Borough

Another report by the HSE is out regarding health and safety at the workplace. The Health and Safety Executive has again looked at another borough in the United Kingdom to assess health and safety at work.  It is no surprise another report is out or that the HSE is still reminding businesses and employees that […]

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Warwickshire and Coventry Workplace Injury Statistics Revealed

As 2011 is at a close, the HSE is looking at workplace injury stats. The HSE has reviewed several counties in the UK for their workplace injury and death statistics in order to experience better results in 2012.  Laws may be enacted or changed in the near future laws, or at least more health and […]

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EU Legislation Enforced for Health and Safety at Work

Workers in the UK and the rest of Europe will undergo changes in health and safety at work. The EU has certain health and safety rules that all countries that are a part of the EU are asked to follow.  The numbers of workers killed or injured at work in the last five years has […]

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