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Health and Safety News - 15 March 2010

New Local Authority Circular (LAC) – Risk of vehicles falling in motor vehicle repair

This new LAC 57/7, alerts enforcing authorities to the risks of vehicles falling from 2-post lifts in motor vehicle repair (MVR) facilities and outlines the key precautions for safe operation.

Managing for Health & Safety Microsite Launch

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is currently refreshing its position on Managing for Health & Safety. Their aim is to deliver an up to date approach to improving health & safety management by dutyholders.  As part of this work they have launched a new Managing Health & Safety microsite which brings together HSE’s current material on managing health & safety in one place.

Woman hit by debris at Leeds tower block demolition

Marion Boyle, was watching the work at Holbeck Towers in Leeds on Friday when she was hit by rubble which bounced over safety fences.

Disney worker hit by go-kart

A Disney employee had to be taken to a local hospital following a crash at a park attraction.

Construction worker fell into empty lift shaft

A construction worker was injured when he fell into an empty elevator shaft in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Ladder exchange success is a step in the right direction

Nearly 7000 'dodgy' ladders have been surrendered in the three years the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been running the ladder exchange initiative.

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