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HSE CHECKING MANCHESTER BUSINESSES ARE COVID-SECURE

HSE CHECKING MANCHESTER BUSINESSES ARE COVID-SECURE

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is contacting businesses in Greater Manchester to make sure workplaces are COVID-secure. It comes as some freedoms in the city have been curtailed to help...
HSE URGES BLACKBURN BUSINESSES TO BECOME COVID-SECURE

HSE URGES BLACKBURN BUSINESSES TO BECOME COVID-SECURE

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been out visiting businesses in Blackburn and the surrounding areas to ensure they are COVID-secure to help tackle the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. ...
AGRICULTURE HAS THE HIGHEST RATES OF FATALITIES

AGRICULTURE HAS THE HIGHEST RATES OF FATALITIES

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a report that reveals agriculture has the worst rate of worker fatal injury in Great Britain. Last year, 21 people were killed in agriculture, one...
UK FACTORIES MUST BE SAFE AND TRANSPARENT

UK FACTORIES MUST BE SAFE AND TRANSPARENT

A focus on the treatment of workers in Leicester’s garment factories, created by a damning new report, is “much-needed”, according to the Institution of Occupational Safety and...
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BECOMING COVID-SECURE SHOULD BE PRIORITY, SAYS HSE

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is calling for businesses in Great Britain to make sure they’re COVID-secure. Inspectors are out and about, putting employers on the spot and checking...
HSE FIGURES SHOW RECORD LOW WORKPLACE DEATHS

HSE FIGURES SHOW LOWEST WORKPLACE DEATHS ON RECORD

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its annual figures for the number of work-related fatalities in 2019/20, as well as the number of people known to have died from the...
SAFETY ALERT: HSE ISSUES KN95 FACEMASK WARNING

SAFETY ALERT: HSE ISSUES KN95 FACEMASK WARNING

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning against the use of KN95 facemasks as personal protective equipment (PPE). A safety alert was issued on 11th June 2020, urging all employers and...
OIL COMPANY FINED £1.2M AFTER EMPLOYEES SUFFER SERIOUS BURNS

OIL COMPANY FINED £1.2M AFTER EMPLOYEES SUFFER SERIOUS BURNS

Oil refinery company, Phillips 66 Ltd was sentenced for safety breaches after two workers in North Lincolnshire suffered life-changing injuries from an uncontrolled release of high pressure and high...
MANUFACTURING COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKER FATALLY INJUREDER FATALLY INJURED

MANUFACTURING COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKER FATALLY INJURED

IFG Drake Ltd has been fined after a worker suffered fatal crush injuries whilst working on a machine at the site in Huddersfield. Leeds Crown Court heard how, on 24 March 2017, Mr Javeed...
GOVERNMENT ISSUES ‘WORKING SAFELY’ ADVICE FOR UK EMPLOYERS

GOVERNMENT ISSUES ‘WORKING SAFELY’ ADVICE FOR UK EMPLOYERS

The UK Government has published its ‘working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)’ guidance for employers to help them get their businesses back up and running. As lockdown measures...

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