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Health and Safety Executive warn of the danger of carrying out maintenance work

Monday, 25th Feb '08 at 14:01

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned of the danger of maintenance work being carried out on live machinery. The warning comes after a Penrith company was fined after an employee's hand was dragged into a machine, breaking two of his fingers.

Jeld-Wen UK Limited of Mardale Road,...

HSE Chief Executive issues challenge to Major Hazard Industries

Monday, 25th Feb '08 at 14:00

HSE Chief Executive, Geoffrey Podger, today challenged the major hazard industries to take more responsibility for tackling the safety issues it faces.

Speaking at the American Society of Safety Engineers-Middle East Chapter annual conference in Bahrain, Geoffrey Podger told delegates how...

Two companies fined for breaches of health and safety legislation after two work

Monday, 25th Feb '08 at 13:59

The Health and Safety Executive has again urged construction companies to take sensible, effective precautions to protect employees and others affected by work at height.

This follows a sentencing hearing today (Friday 15 February) at Aylesbury Crown Court, at which Environmental Reclamation...

Dangerous working practices found during spot checks of refurbishment sites in N

Monday, 25th Feb '08 at 13:58

Examples of bad and even dangerous working practices have been found by HSE inspectors during random spot checks on refurbishments sites in Newcastle.

A total of 30 contractors had an unannounced visit from the Health and Safety Executive last week and as a result five prohibition notices...

HSE warning after council prosecution over carbon monoxide incident at school

Monday, 25th Feb '08 at 13:56

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning those with a responsibility to maintain and service gas appliances in schools and other public buildings to ensure that they have a robust gas safety management system in place.

This warning comes after Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council...

Cutting Deaths in Construction

Monday, 25th Feb '08 at 13:54

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) today warned the construction sector in Northumberland it will not tolerate poor safety standards that puts refurbishment workers at risk of dying or serious injury.

Last year 77 workers died in the construction industry in the UK and over half of these...


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