Posts Tagged ‘Health & Safety at Work Act 1974’

04/07/2011

Why use i-safe limited?

In a move to improve efficiency further and deliver value for taxpayers, HSE’s Info line telephone service, which currently provides a basic information service to callers, will end on 30 September 2011.   Not very reassuring when the HSE have just announced that the annual fatality rate has just increased!!   Businesses and members of […]

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10/06/2011

HSE investigation into wood dust

 The HSE is to investigate the occupational risks facing those in the furniture and woodworking industries, more than 10 years after the last checks. It says about 50 people a year are diagnosed with nasal cancer which may have developed decades after their exposure to wood dust, while others have asthma as a result of […]

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09/06/2011

Plea for help on illegal asbestos dumping in the North West

A lorry load of asbestos was found to be dumped on the Ribble Link way in Preston on Tuesday 31 May 2011. The Environment Agency in the North West is appealing for information to find how this illegal waste came to be there. A member of the public informed the Environment Agency of the dumping […]

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07/06/2011

Worker pulled through 5″ gap

Two firms have pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety rules after a worker miraculously survived being dragged through a gap in a machine no wider than a CD case. The worker suffered horrific injuries when he was dragged through the machine for processing heavy steel beams at a factory; he broke his back in […]

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02/06/2011

Preventing harm from falling tools

HSE is publishing this series of short case studies to promote some of the new and practical solutions used to manage health, safety and welfare during construction of the London 2012 projects, to help others working in construction and inspire further ideas to deal with hazards and manage risk. Background Danger from falling objects is always present […]

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27/05/2011

The RED TAPE Challenge

The burden on businesses to comply with health and safety laws must be reduced and regulations made more industry-specific, according to the British Chambers of Commerce, as it revealed that 47% of businesses it questioned as part of a recent survey identified health and safety as a burden. The BCC reveals that nearly a fifth […]

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26/05/2011

HSE Safety Bulletin – Risks to users from firewood processing machines

 Introduction: In recent months HSE has investigated a number of serious accidents involving hands; including finger amputation, on some models of firewood processing machines. Initial conclusions suggest that these machines are not safe and are not fully compliant with the Machinery Directive Background: Typically firewood processing machines consist of both wood cutting and splitting stations. […]

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20/05/2011

Construction deaths rising during recession

 The HSE has issued several comments recently indicating that client demands and corner cutting has led to an increase in deaths within the construction industry. HSE fatality figures, due to be released, are expected to reveal that there is an increase in the amount of deaths of people working in construction during 2010-11,based on the […]

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19/05/2011

Managers warned over eye tests for drivers

Managers must do more to ensure that their company drivers undergo regular eyesight tests, road safety campaigners have warned. Experts recommend that everyone should have an eye test at least every two years and whenever there is cause for concern. But one in six drivers cannot see well enough to pass the basic eyesight test, […]

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11/05/2011

More ASBESTOS AWARENESS training in May – only £30

FACT – It is a legal requirement to provide construction / construction workers with asbestos awareness training* ANNUALLY CHAS Assessors are also increasingly looking for full compliance as part of the application process  These construction trades include: Maintenance Staff Electricians Plumbers Gas Fitters Painters & Decorators Joiners Plasters Demolition Workers Construction Workers Roofers Heating & […]

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