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Changes to the Driving Licence

Doing away with the counterpart   Posted on: 26/05/2015   By: Lee Rance The government recently announced that from the 8th June 2015 they will be abolishing the paper counterpart to the driving licence. One of the reasons for this was a result of the Red Tape Challenge. The Red Tape Challenge is a government initiative that aims to scrap […]

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Care Home Ignored Legionella Risk

And received £40,000 in fines and costs … Care homes are often in the news these days, usually because of their astronomical cost, or as a result of the poor service which is being provided. Now following a recent prosecution, it appears that our elderly parents or grandparents residing in a care home may be […]

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RIDDOR changes for October 2013

From 1 October 2013 changes will be introduced to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) that will simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses, while ensuring that the data collected gives an accurate and useful picture of workplace incidents. To allow businesses time to familiarise themselves with the changes, […]

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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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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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