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5 challenges of being a manufacturer in 2018

Photo shows a worker wearing personal protective equipmentThe manufacturing industry faces many challenges year on year. It’s an important sector to both current and emerging markets.

These are the most commonly faced challenges to the industry in the UK in 2018.

  1. Manual handling and safety

Manufacturing can be a dangerous industry, and it’s…

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The root of manufacturing safety concerns

YPhoto shows a worker welding and not using visorour manufacturing plant has all the right safety equipment and training procedures in place. Why do you keep having accidents? The answer is simple: you have humans involved. Human error can negate even the most stringent safety measures. However, there are steps you can take to reduce this vast ar…

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Equipment supplier fined after County Durham worker's hand severed

A worker from County Durham had his hand severed while carrying out maintenance on glass cutting machinery a court heard.

The 34-year-old maintenance technician was investigating a fault on a new tilt table with a colleague at the UK’s largest glass manufacturer Solaglas.

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Factory fall leads to prosecution for Lincolnshire company

A Lincolnshire food manufacturer has been fined after a worker fell from a breadcrumb-making machine.

The 39-year-old maintenance technician from Gainsborough had climbed onto the machine at Kerry Ingredients (UK) Ltd in Carr Lane, to install a lifting beam across the top of the large vessel in or…

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London manufacturer fined for major safety breaches

A manufacturing company based in Uxbridge has been fined for a series of health and safety breaches which put its employees at risk.

The large number of Notices were issued between September 2010 and March 2011, after a wide range of health and safety failings were discovered at the company's pre…

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Door firm fined after worker suffers severe hand injuries

A door-making firm has been fined after a Derbyshire machine operator suffered severe and permanent hand injuries.

Hugo Valdes Vera, 37, of Loscoe, was working for SIG Manufacturing Ltd on Milnhay Road, Langley Mill, Derbyshire on 18 February 2010 when his left hand was trapped between two heated …

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Dorset manufacturing firm fined after worker injured

A Dorset manufacturing firm was today fined after a lorry delivery driver was run over by a fork lift truck, reports the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Kelvin Davey, 61, from Verwood, Dorset, had both his ankles and lower legs broken when the fork lift truck reversed into him at Verplas Ltd's…

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Manufacturing company fined after safety breaches

Hendry Hydraulics Ltd has been prosecuted after health and safety failures at its Northumberland premises.

The company was prosecuted after Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors visited Hendry Eurohoist Cylinders in Ashington and served two Prohibition Notices.

The company pleaded guilty to t…

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