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HSE ISSUES LEGISLATION EXEMPTION FOR BIOCIDAL HAND SANITISER

HSE ISSUES LEGISLATION EXEMPTION FOR BIOCIDAL HAND SANITISER

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has taken steps to support hand sanitiser manufacturers as UK production is increasing to tackle Coronavirus. Due to unprecedented demand for biocidal hand...
LANDLORD RECEIVES SUSPENDED SENTENCE AFTER GAS SAFETY FAILINGS

SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR GAS SAFETY FAILINGS

A Plymouth landlord has been sentenced after failing to maintain gas appliances and failing to have landlord’s gas safety checks undertaken at his rental property in Canterbury Drive,...
HSE INSPECTIONS DUE FOLLOWING WELDING FUME ALERT

HSE INSPECTIONS DUE FOLLOWING WELDING FUME ALERT

Workers must protect their workers’ health by controlling the risks from welding fume the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has said.   HSE's current programme of inspections...
CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT TO ENHANCE SAFETY REGULATOR POWERS

CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT TO ENHANCE SAFETY REGULATOR POWERS

As the board charged with implementing the new Building Safety Regulator meets this week and the government begins to frame its legislation, a UK construction body has called for enhanced powers for...
PROSECUTION OVER THREATENING OF HSE INSPECTOR

PROSECUTION OVER THREATENING OF HSE INSPECTOR

A senior inspector at Britain’s workplace regulator has stressed that the organisation will not tolerate violence, aggression or abuse of its staff after a man was sentenced for a public order...
POLICE FORCE FINED AFTER CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE INJURED

POLICE FORCE FINED AFTER CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE INJURED

South Wales Police has been fined after an employee received an electric shock whilst installing computer data cables. Cardiff Magistrates’ Court heard that on the 16 October 2015, at...
NEW BUILDING SAFETY REGULATOR TO BE ESTABLISHED

NEW BUILDING SAFETY REGULATOR TO BE ESTABLISHED

The slow pace of improving building safety standards will not be tolerated, the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has warned, as he announced that the government is committed to delivering the...
COMPANY FINED AFTER VEHICLE STRUCK AN OVERHEAD POWER CABLE

COMPANY FINED AFTER VEHICLE STRUCK AN OVERHEAD POWER CABLE

Fairhurst Stone Merchants Ltd has been fined for safety breaches after a vehicle made contact with an uninsulated overhead electric power line. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that on 25...
CARLISLE COMPANY FINED AFTER CUSTOMER FATALLY CRUSHED

CARLISLE COMPANY FINED AFTER CUSTOMER FATALLY CRUSHED

A Carlisle auto-salvage company was fined after a customer was trapped and fatally crushed when a lift truck he had purchased was being loaded onto his own recovery vehicle.   Carlisle Crown...
COLLEGEST ANDREWS COLLEGE FINED AFTER TEACHER RUN OVER BY DELIVERY VAN

COLLEGE FINED AFTER TEACHER RUN OVER BY DELIVERY VAN

St Andrew’s Tutorial Services Ltd has been fined after a teacher sustained serious injuries when she was struck by a delivery van. Cambridge Crown Court heard that on 26 February 2016, the...

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