Posts Tagged ‘Prohibition Notice’

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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25/03/2011

Safety watchdog declares construction sites unsafe in parts of Yorkshire & the Humber

Ten construction sites in parts of South Yorkshire & the Humber were so dangerous that workers lives were being put at risk according to inspectors who visited them during February and March. In an initiative aimed at reducing deaths and injuries, inspectors from the HSE targeted 52 refurbishment sites involving 75 contractors. Ten were found […]

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17/02/2011

HSE clampdown on construction in South Yorkshire

Over the next 3 weeks, construction sites across South Yorkshire will be visited as part of an intensive inspection initiative aimed at reducing death and injury in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries. The HSE will be focusing on construction sites carrying out refurbishment and maintenance as nearly 3/4 of fatalities happen in this side of […]

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14/02/2011

Watch out – there’s an Inspector about!

Over the next month, construction sites across the country will be visited as part of an intensive inspection initiative aimed at reducing death and injury in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries. During 2009/10, 42 workers died while working in construction, nationally, & nearly three quarters of these occurred during refurbishment, repair and maintenance activities; […]

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29/11/2010

HSE target West Yorkshire

More than 70 firms across West Yorkshire have been told to make safety improvements to protect their workers after an intensive two-week inspection initiative. Flammable liquids not being stored properly, missing or inadequate guards around machines and uncontrolled exposure to fumes from welding, were some of the hazards identified by the HSE officers who visited […]

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01/10/2010

NEW AGREEMENT TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND SAFETY ON CONSTRUCTION SITES

The HSE has signed an agreement with the Building Control Alliance (BCA), in a bid to work more closely to improve health and safety standards in the construction industry. The agreement sets out how HSE and building control professionals will cooperate to help and support each other, for example in providing health and safety advice […]

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09/09/2010

Targeted HSE Inspection Campaign in South Yorkshire

The HSE & Sheffield City Council are working in partnership to carry out a targeted inspection campaign of premises in South Yorkshire; the campaign will run in September 2010 During this time, the hope to raise awareness and improve standards of health & safety in businesses Where employers are found not to be complying with the […]

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07/09/2010

Hydraulic press accident results in prosecution

Two company directors have been prosecuted after an employee had his fingers crushed in a hydraulic press. The 57-year-old worker had the ends of two fingers severed in the incident in April 2009 at a metal fabricating company During its investigations, the HSE found the photoelectric detectors, called light curtains, used to protect workers from […]

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05/08/2010

HSE site blitz shows poor results

A total of 93 sites involving 95 contractors were visited by HSE Inspectors issuing 17 prohibition notices at 17 sites during the month-long campaign in the West Midlands A prohibition notice is issued when, in the inspectors opinion, activities present an immediate danger of serious personal injury. The prohibition notices were issued due to activities such as […]

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