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Risk assessment skills to play central role in revised NEBOSH general certificate
 Safety qualifications body NEBOSH has revised the format of its core Level 3 offering, the “National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety”, with the aim of aligning it more closely with the “real-life issues” safety professionals are likely to face.Previously,...
South Wales builders’ merchant found wanting over fall from racking
 A company that operates a chain of builders’ merchants in South Wales has been fined £40,000 after pleading guilty to five separate health and safety charges, including a failure to provide health and safety training for its employees. Hughes Forrest also pleaded guilty to failing...
HSE’s Temple pens ‘plea’ to farmers for better safety standards
 HSE chair Martin Temple has written an open letter to the agriculture sector, expressing his personal concern at the number of workplace fatalities and injuries in an industry where he says there has been “very little real improvement” in managing risk. Temple says that he was...
Events company fined after worker injury
 An event management company has been fined for failing to ensure the safety of employees during the lifting and moving of a 14-foot-wide park home chassis.Coventry Magistrates’ Court heard how employees at Woodcorner Farm, Coventry were transferring the 14-foot-wide park home chassis...
Unite launches silica register to build evidence on work lung hazard
 The Unite union is launching a new silica register for members, inviting them to fill in an online questionnaire detailing their occupational exposure to silica dust as a basis for “potential future legal cases if they experience long-term health problems”.Theinitiative, launched in...
Two Italian firms hit with £194k in fines after worker injured in rooflight fall
 The UK division of an Italian engineering company has been in the dock alongside the north east Italy based contractor it hired to refurbish a shed at its Lincoln premises after a worker fell through a fragile rooflight.  Bifrangi UK, which manufactures forged engine components...
Cafe owner fined for toilet access being over a sloping roof !
 A Beeston cafe owner was fined after the only way to get to the first floor toilet was up a flight of unsafe steps and across a sloped roof.Ali Shirzad, 40, owner of Beeston Break, in Wollaton Road, carried out internal work in 2011.This resulted in the only access point to the first floor...
Boss appeals fine for risk assessment failings
 Glamping Cocoon boss speaks out over ridiculous' £30k health and safety fineThe business has hit back over claims they did not have the right legislation in their workplaceByTom KershawSenior Live Reporter 15:00, 17 MAY 2019 Updated07:58, 18 MAY 2019A Beverley business is set to...
Lorry Driver wins right to damages following electric shock burns from overhead lines in layby
Lorry driver wins right to damages following accident at work which left him with severe injuriesStewarts  United Kingdom January 3 2019 A lorry driver has won the right to damages from his employer, after he sustained an electric shock resulting in him suffering life changing injuries. Our...
£100,000 fine for death of worker who stepped out of building into path of tractor
A North Cumbria farm partnership has been fined £100,000 after a worker died in a tractor accident.Stephen Toppin, 57, of Penrith, suffered fatal head injuries at dairy farm Wragmire Bank, near Cumwhinton, Carlisle, in January 2017.Mr Toppin, whose main job was rearing calves, stepped out of a...

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