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Blog posts November 2010

Health and Safety News - 30 November 2010

Clearing snow and ice from pavements

New guidance published on the Directgov website today, regarding clearing snow and ice from the pavement, makes it clear that "there's no law stopping you from clearing snow and ice on the pavement outside your home or from public spaces". It also tries to ease p…

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Global working at height news

Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium - New Zealand

Three workers from England and one from Scotland each held the highest level three certification in their trade, meaning they were experts in the climbing, lifting and rescue techniques. They went to Dunedin, New Zealand to work for Avalon, a subcontracto…

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Health and Safety News - 24 November 2010

Food firm fined after worker injured

An international frozen food company has been fined after a worker was injured by the moving blades of an industrial freezer.

Safety drive across West Yorkshire businesses bring dangers to light

More than 70 firms across West Yorkshire have been told to …

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Health and Safety News - 16 November 2010

Cement company fined after worker set on fire

An international cement company has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a worker was set alight in an explosion.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that Lafarge Cement UK Plc of Granite Way, Syston,…

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Health and Safety News - 4 November 2010

Manufacturer fined over accident

Elmatic (Cardiff) Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after an accident left a worker with a broken wrist. The manufacturer has been fined £8,000.

Teacher fined over pupil roof fall

John Summerfield, 65, a headteacher who took a group of sixth-form…

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Health and Safety News - 1 November 2010

Burnley firm fined £16k after workers' hearing put at risk

A Burnley manufacturing company has been fined £16,000 after it ignored a formal warning about noise levels at its factory. 

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Equestrian Surfaces Ltd for putting its employees' hearing at ri…

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