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Posted 4 years ago

Help GB Work Well case study highlights science and innovation in health and safety.

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

During national science week, HSE want to share a case study about how Crossrail’s commitment to its workforce uses a science and innovation approach to provide a safe and healthy working environment for drill operatives. Crossrail recognised early on in their project that innovation and the use and development of new technology had the potential […]

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Construction firm fined over safety and welfare failings

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A construction firm has been fined after failing to safeguard the public and workers from an unsafe excavation and lifting operation, and not providing adequate welfare facilities for workers on site. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 23 June 2016, Toft Construction Limited were undertaking the refurbishment of a domestic property in Salford. A […]

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Company fined following unlicensed asbestos removal from primary school

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A construction company has been fined after it carried out unsafe and unlicensed asbestos removal during the refurbishment works in a junior school in Dursley. Cheltenham Magistrates Court heard how, in October 2016, R F Gardiner Limited removed asbestos in an unsafe manner and did not have the appropriate licence to carry out the work. […]

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Company and director sentenced after carrying out unregistered gas work

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Chelmsford based company and director have been fined after conducting gas work at a domestic property in Mount Pleasant, Maldon without being gas safe registered. Chelmsford Crown Court heard how N Murray and Sons Ltd had been contracted in May 2014 to install two boilers at two domestic properties in Essex. Following the boilers […]

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Farm fined after worker struck and injured by bull

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A dairy farm has been fined after a farm worker was struck by a bull and suffered a serious leg injury. Kidderminster Magistrates Court heard how, on 23 August 2016, the 28-year-old T N Beeston and Son employee entered the shed in which the cows were kept to clear it out when he was struck […]

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Two companies fined after worker run over by a telehander

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Bellway Homes Ltd and A D Bly Construction Ltd have today been fined after a worker was struck by a telehandler. Basildon Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 14 July 2015, a grounds worker was run over by a telehandler whilst undertaking work in the middle of the construction site road. The grounds worker was fortunate […]

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Company fined £1million after delivery driver killed

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A plastic product manufacturer has been fined £1million after a delivery driver was fatally injured. Cambridge Crown Court heard how Gareth Wilson, a delivery driver for Mark Doel Transport Ltd, was fatally injured when he was struck by a fork lift truck which had large coils suspended from the forks. An investigation by the Health […]

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Company and director sentenced after scaffolder seriously injured

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A scaffolding company and its managing director have today been sentenced after one of its scaffolders suffered a serious injury whilst taking down a scaffold. Brighton Magistrates’ Court heard how LS Scaffolding was contracted to erect a scaffold and temporary roof over a pair of houses to enable the conversion of the lofts. While dismantling […]

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Company fined after worker left injured

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A meat production company has today been fined for safety breaches after a worker was injured whilst adjusting storage racking. Luton Crown Court heard how a York House (Meat Products) Limited employee was instructed to adjust the height of shelves on storage racking with the assistance of co-workers. To enable them to reposition the top […]

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Company fined after apprentice injured in fall from height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A scaffolding company has been sentenced today for safety breaches after a 16-year-old apprentice joiner fell approximately four metres from a scaffold platform. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 6 September 2016, the apprentice was passing roof tiles from the loading bay to a colleague on the scaffold when he caught his foot in a […]

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Recycling company fined after explosion

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A Sussex-based recycling company has been fined following an explosion and fire at their site in Surrey which left a worker in an induced coma. Portsmouth Crown Court heard how a massive explosion occurred at Ereco EMEA Corporation Ltd site on 3 October 2011 at Hobbs Industrial Estate, Lingfield, Surrey, following the storage of print […]

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Air cargo baggage handling company fined following two incidents at Luton Airport

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Airport baggage and cargo handler Swissport GB Limited has been fined following two accidents at Luton Airport in 2015. On the 23 June 2015, a ramp agent and team leader for Swissport GB Limited was working at Luton Airport. Using a flatbed lorry and a belt loader the team leader and his team unloaded the […]

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Company and director fined after worker falls from height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Prior Homes Limited and company Director Paul Prior have been sentenced after the failure to control the risks associated with working on a fragile roof led to a worker sustaining serious injuries. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how two men were removing panels on a fragile roof when one of them fell through to the floor […]

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Company fined £1.1m following Red Arrows pilot death

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An ejection seat manufacturer has been sentenced following the death of a Red Arrows pilot in 2011. Lincoln Crown Court heard that Martin Baker Aircraft Company Ltd made and supplied the ejection seat that failed on 8 November 2011 after Flt Lt Sean Cunningham, a pilot, was ejected whilst the Red Arrows were preparing to […]

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Contractor sentenced after exposing family to carbon monoxide

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A self-employed builder has been given a suspended custodial sentence after a family was exposed to carbon monoxide fumes. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that Mr Daljit Kundi left the boiler in an unsafe condition, enclosing the boiler’s flue within a new extension that was being built to their home, but allowed it to remain in […]

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Manufacturing company fined after worker loses finger

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A manufacturing company has today been fined after a worker lost their finger after it got caught whilst operating a machine used for bending metal. Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court heard how a worker at A J Metal Products Limited was injured after his glove caught in the rollers of a machine, pulling his index finger and […]

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Care home operator fined after death of vulnerable patient

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A care home operator has today been fined after the death of a vulnerable patient in one of its residences in Owestry, Shropshire. Shrewsbury Crown Court heard how, on 15 February 2015 Michael Ibbetson, a resident of a care home operated by Akari Care Ltd was found at the bottom of a flight of stairs […]

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Company fined after flammable gas release

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

An oil refinery company was sentenced today for safety breaches after flammable butane gas was released when valves were left open. Grimsby Magistrates’ court heard that, in March 2015 following a planned shutdown for maintenance at Total Lindsey Oil Refinery Ltd, a high point vent on a butane line had been left open. This resulted […]

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Company and sub-contractor fined after worker falls from height

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

Advanced Industrial Roofing and Cladding Solutions Limited (AIRCSL) and Stephen Bell have been fined after a worker fell through a fragile skylight while carrying out work on a roof. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how AIRCSL and Stephen Bell had been in the process of installing a new industrial roof over the existing asbestos cement roof, […]

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Sole trader fined after failing to comply with enforcement notice

Health and Safety Executive Press Releases 2015

A sole trader who repaired cars in a residential area of Bedford has been sentenced after failing to comply with an HSE enforcement notice. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard how Mr Franklin Joseph had been spraying  flammable liquids at a premises in Cromwell Road.  Electrical equipment used within the area posed a risk of fire and explosion. […]

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