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Posted 5 years ago

Ministry of Manpower Singapore and Great Britain’s Health and Safety Executive sign agreement on closer ties and shared learning

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

HSE’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Richard Judge, met with Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Singapore’s Permanent Secretary, Loh Khum Yean, to commit to working together to drive world-class innovation, science and specialist expertise around health and safety in both countries. A formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been agreed, marking a commitment between the two organisations […]

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Suspended prison sentences for Torbay brothers’ poor gaswork

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

 An unregistered gas fitter and his brother illegally installed a gas boiler and left it in a dangerous condition. Lee Butterworth, 43, who trades as English Riviera Building Company Ltd, contracted his brother Scott Butterworth, aged 41, to carry out the work at a house at Crabtree Close, Plymouth. The pair were prosecuted at Torquay […]

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Suspended prison sentence for unsafe gas work

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An unregistered gas installer was given a suspended prison sentence for carrying out unsafe gas work and using a fraudulent Gas Safe registration. Norwich Crown Court heard how James Gotts carried out gas work at five premises in the Norwich area between July 2013 and January 2014. At the time the gas work were carried […]

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Transport company in court over driver’s death

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Norfolk-based road transport company has been sentenced for safety failings after a driver suffered life-changing injuries and later died following an incident in Broxbourne, Herts.  Keith Brookes, 61 (he was 59 at the time of the accident),from Milton Keynes, fell from a unsecured ladder during an operation to unload items from a lorry at […]

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Major construction firm fined for safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

 A construction company has been fined after a worker was injured by sound bloc boards (similar to plaster board) weighing a total of 544 kilograms that fell from a crane.  Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Limited was the principal contractor in a construction project to build three blocks of flats in Branksome, Poole, Dorset.  Bournemouth Magistrates’ […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Construction Company fined for insecure site

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A construction company has been fined for safety failings which led to a two-year-old boy wandering onto a building site. 360 Property Limited were the principal contractor for a new build housing development at Oak Road, Blaina. An improvement notice was served on the site after site security issues were not addressed, despite a previous […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Construction Company fined for unsecure site

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A construction company has been fined for safety failings which led to a two-year-old boy wandering onto a building site. 360 Property Limited were the principal contractor for a new build housing development at Oak Road, Blaina. An improvement notice was served on the site after site security issues were not addressed, despite a previous […]

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Food manufacturing company and director sentenced

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A multi million pound turnover food manufacturer and one of its directors have been fined after a worker was crushed by a forklift truck at its Warwickshire factory. Leamington Crown Court heard that agency worker Jamie Barsby was lucky to be alive after the incident at The Sandwich Factory Holdings Ltd on the Carlyon Road […]

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Two companies fined for serious breaches in the removal of asbestos

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A construction management company and a director of a construction company were fined for serious safety failings whilst working on a construction site at Kensington Church Street, London. Work was carried out by three employees of construction firm Cowen Builders Limited, of Chelmsford exposed them to asbestos over several days after it was disturbed. It […]

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Company fined after two workers injured by same conveyor

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A waste paper company has been fined for safety failings that led to two workers sustaining arm injuries in separate incidents. Bromley Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 10 March 2014, an employee of Ideal Waste Paper Company Limited got his arm entangled in the roller and belt of a conveyor. On 16 July 2014, another […]

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Animal feed supplier fined for safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An animal feed supplier has been fined for safety failings after the company had failed to ensure their fork lift trucks had under gone there 12month examination, putting their employees at risk. Equipment that requires a statutory examination should have a 12-monthly check to ensure they are safe to be in operation. This must be […]

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Gloucester firm fined after elderly tenant put at risk from dangerous gas heater

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Gloucester firm has been sentenced for safety failings after refurbishment work on her home left an elderly tenant at risk from a dangerous gas heater. The woman’s home in Coral Close, Holmleigh, was one of 67 properties that had been refurbished in 2012 as part of a large project undertaken by Mears Ltd for […]

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Further HSE enforcement notices issued at Bosley Wood Flour Mill

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

HSE continues to work closely with Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Services at the Wood Flour Mill in Bosley.  As part of the on-going investigation, HSE last week served a further Prohibition Notice (PN) on mill owners Wood Treatment Ltd, in relation to dust issues in a sheds on the site of the […]

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Posted 5 years ago

Further HSE enforcement notices issued at Bosley Wood Flour Mill

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

HSE continues to work closely with Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Services at the Wood Flour Mill in Bosley.  As part of the on-going investigation, HSE last week served a further Prohibition Notice (PN) on mill owners Wood Treatment Ltd, in relation to dust issues in a sheds on the site of the […]

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Engineering firm fined over safety breach

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A north east engineering firm has been fined for deliberately compromising the safety guards on machinery for production reasons. South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard H. Mullins (Earby) Limited, which produces precision engineered components, used Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines as part of the production process, including machining centres, milling machines and drilling machines. The guards […]

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Oil plant operator sentenced over safety failure

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

The operators of the Grangemouth Oil Refinery were sentenced today for safety failings relating to an incident in which a worker was injured at the plant.  In October 2012, a Petroineos employee was carrying out a cleaning operation on a vent pipe and while opening a vent valve on a walkway 25 meters above ground, […]

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Posted 5 years ago

North Devon housing company prosecuted again for safety failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

 A South-West housing firm have been sentenced after capping off a chimney at one of their occupied properties despite the chimney being in us.  The incident was investigated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) which prosecuted North Devon Homes Ltd at Barnstaple Magistrates’ Court today (13 Aug).  The court heard North Devon Homes Ltd […]

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Posted 5 years ago

HSE enforcement notices issued as part of the investigation at the Wood Flour Mill, Bosley

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

HSE continues to work closely with Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Services at the Wood Flour Mill in Bosley.  As part of the on-going investigation, HSE last week served two enforcement notices on Wood Treatment Ltd in relation to dust issues in sheds that contain equipment on the site of the mill. One […]

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Councils sentenced over safety breaches in Stonehaven pool incident

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Two Scottish councils were fined today after an incident in which a child was found at the bottom of a local swimming pool.  Both Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council pleaded guilty to safety breaches when they appeared in court today.  Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard that on 28 June 2012, an 11-year-old pupil from Ferryhill […]

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Firm fined for worker’s death at paper mill

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A company has been fined following the death of a worker who became trapped in unguarded machinery at a Devon paper mill. John Stoddart, 42, who lived in Cullompton, was attempting to smooth out felt on a conveyor at the Higher Kings Mill in the town when he was pulled into the machinery causing fatal […]

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