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News – RIDDOR reporting change

The HSE website has released the following information From 1 October 2013, subject to Parliamentary review, the law will change, to simplify and clarify the reporting requirements in relation to work-related accidents, illness and dangerous occurrences. Online guidance is being produced which will explain the new requirements, and provide examples of what does and does […]

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Gas safe registered engineers

The latest HSE bulletin lists three cases where illegal gas work has been carried out. 1. A Lincolnshire plumber has been prosecuted for carrying out illegal gas work after a couple suffered severe burns in a major explosion at their home. Daniel George Hickling, trading as DGH Plumbing and Heating, was hired by the couple […]

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3 years for gross negligence manslaughter

Workplace Law has reported on a company director, Mr Allan Turnbull being sentenced to 3 years imprisonment for gross negligence manslaughter following the death of a worker at Swan Hunter shipyard in Wallsend, Newcastle.  Mr Joyce was working from one cherry picker whilst two colleagues were working from a second. Together they were dismantling a […]

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Beware – you now don’t even have to be in your vehicle to be convicted of causing death by dangerous driving!

This article was taken from the HSE Passport Blog and the full article can be read by following this link. The “driver”  received a 15 month jail sentence and 2 year driving ban.  We can all learn from this case. Following a case at the Court of Appeal, drivers are being warned that they don’t […]

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HSE – fees for intervention (FFI)

HSE begins Fee for Intervention (copy of HSE Special Edition Bulletin) Fee for Intervention to come into operation on 1 October HSE’s new cost recovery scheme, Fee for Intervention (FFI), will come into force on Monday (1 October). Under The Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012, those who break health and safety laws are liable […]

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Stress – signs and symptoms

Workplace stress has become very prolific in the UK. It is therefore, highly likely that someone you know is suffering stress related ill health.  Are you able to recognise that person, would you know the symptoms and what to look for? If you would like to know more about the signs and symptoms of stress, […]

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Ladder pre use checks

If you use ladders, you are best advised to carry out a pre use check to make sure that it is safe to use. Need some help so you know what to look for? Then visit the HSE website. Need help with your health and safety issues? Then do the sensible thing and contact us […]

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