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  • Fall from height worker severely injured

    Published on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Company fined after worker severely injured following fall from height A family-owned and run farming business has today been fined after an employee sustained severe injuries following a fall from height. Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard how, on 29 November 2017, Alan Twatt (Potatoes) Limited asked an employee to install an

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  • Three companies fined after security guard killed

    Published on Monday, December 3rd, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Associated British Ports, DFDS Seaways PLC and ICTS (UK) Ltd have today been fined after a security guard was fatally injured when he was struck by an articulated vehicle. Hull Crown Court heard how, on 9 September 2015, a security guard employed at the container terminal at Immingham Docks, approached

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  • Company fined after worker injured during diving incident

    Published on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    A company specialising in underwater civil engineering and commercial diving has been fined following an incident where a working diver was injured. Beverley Magistrates’ Court heard how on 29 August 2017 a Northern Divers (Engineering) Ltd employee’s finger became trapped whilst fitting a cofferdam underwater at Immingham Port, causing the

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  • Director fined £30k after workers narrowly escape roof collapse

    Published on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    A director of a construction firm has been fined £30,000 after three roofers narrowly escaped the partial collapse of a roof. Partial roof collapse of the building in Barnsley Jason Lycett, a director of Brooke Ren, was found guilty of breaching s 37(1) of the Health and Safety at Work

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  • Jail for fake construction skill cards fraudster

    Published on Monday, November 12th, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Fraudster jailed for selling fake construction skills cards 9 November 2018 A man who sold counterfeit work-based qualification cards has been jailed for more than three years. Warwickshire City Council Trading Standards brought the prosecution against Andrew Weeks, 53, after he was found producing the fake cards at his printing

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  • London Zoo fined £40k

    Published on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    London Zoo fined £40k for untrained worker’s fall from faulty step ladder 25 October 2018 The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) must pay £40,000 after a keeper fell from a step ladder while cleaning out an aviary at London Zoo. Image credit: © REX/Shutterstock The ladder, which was defective, had

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  • ECS recognise SPA Core passport as a health and safety qualification

    Published on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) introduced changes to a number of its cards, to incorporate new qualification requirements that have been led by the construction industry. From 01 August 2018, those applying for their first Labourer or Manager card must meet a set of new criteria which will involve holding

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  • Quarry operator fined £30K for employee’s conveyor injuries

    Published on Monday, October 15th, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    11 October 2018 A Scottish quarry operator must pay £30,000 after its failure to prevent a maintenance worker from accessing a conveyor belt on an unisolated screener unit resulted in severe injuries to his hand and arm. Image credit: HSE. A general view of the screener unit The Health and

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  • IKEA Fined after engineer loses fingers

    Published on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    IKEA pays £100k after untrained engineer lost fingers in fan 8 October 2018 IKEA must pay a £100,000 after a maintenance engineer lost part of two fingers while checking a fault to a fan on the roof of the furniture retailer’s Bristol branch. Photo © Philip Halling (cc-by-sa/2.0) A Bristol City

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  • Construction company and director sentenced for health and safety failings

    Published on Monday, October 1st, 2018 by Shirley Lovegrove

    Date:26 September 2018 A construction company and its managing director have been sentenced after poor conditions at a building site were found to be dangerous. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how HSE inspectors had visited the site in Sherborne Gardens, London, following an incident in January 2017. They found evidence of

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