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RoSPA shows vintage health and safety posters in a three day exhibition

1 June 2012 Email this article

RoSPa (the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) has recently displayed a series of historical safety posters by famous artists from its archive, in a three-day exhibition called The RoSPA Collection. This exhibition took place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, from the 15-17 of May, alongside the RoSPA Awards ceremonies and the Safety and Health Expo Safety at the NEC. These 40 ... more

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Forklift fall of 1.5m - worker fractures skull

1 June 2012 Email this article

A worker fractured his skull, after falling from the prong of a forklift truck at an animal feed mill. The North Devon farming business, WJ Watkins and Son Ltd, where the man was working, has been prosecuted - due to safety failings that led to this accident. The employee Richard Robinson, 64, from Pyworthy, near Holsworthy, had been trying to crush recycled material when he fell at Cross Mill, H ... more

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Electrician falls more than five metres

1 June 2012 Email this article

Whilst working in the loft space of a Swindon youth centre, an apprentice electrician, John O’Connor, seriously injured his back on falling through the ceiling. A specific risk assessment for the work had not been carried out, nor had they ensured that adequate steps were taken to reduce the risk of a fall. On 14th May, the electrical and mechanical contractors stood before the Swindon Magi ... more

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Unsafe working practice leads to company fine

1 June 2012 Email this article

Despite several warnings, a Croydon-based construction company has been fined due to its unsafe working practice at a Lewisham site. Following two visits to a construction site on Honor Oak Road, Forest Hill in 2009, Anza Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive - upon the discovery of some serious safety issues. The firm had previously been advised by the HSE and served a Prohibitio ... more

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British Safety Council Launches 'Working Well' campaign

27 April 2012 Email this article

Health and safety generates polarised views. Some see health and safety regulation as key to preventing injury and ill health; others see it as a burden on business, driving risk aversion and undermining our collective sense of responsibility. Over the past year health and safety regulation has been under scrutiny from the government and the press have frequently highlighted misapplication of ... more

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Top Ten Health and Safety Myths

27 April 2012 Email this article

Story from HSE - News There is no shortage of daft decisions being blamed on health and safety. Over the years, the Health and Safety Executive has tackled some quite incredible myths about what health and safety bans or orders people to do. It's hard to tell where some of these ridiculous and baffling myths originate, but they all have one crucial thing in common - they are not required by ... more

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Croydon site 'Potential death trap' Kent construction company fined

27 April 2012 Email this article

A construction company has been fined for continuing unsafe working practices at a site in Upper Norwood, Croydon, after repeatedly ignoring safety warnings. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) identified multiple failings at a project on Sylvan Hill run by Unicorn Services Limited, where the Kent-based firm was building a four-storey block of flats. After the hearing, HSE ... more

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F100 Winner Amanda Houchen

26 April 2012 Email this article

April comes to a close, with our F100 Winner Amanda Houchen. Amanda captured this shot of the Nifty HR125, when passing by the Royal Arcade Piccadilly. The photograph sees this access platform as being just the job for restoring one of London's oldest, most charming shopping arcades, with its ornate ceilings and hanging lanterns, located in the heart of Piccadilly.   Congratulations to Ama ... more

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IPAF launches new 'Ready Reckoner' conversion tool

26 April 2012 Email this article

A new interactive conversion tool launched by IPAF, helps operators to calculate the correct spreader plate sizes for powered access equipment. This tool is part of the IPAF 'Spread the load' campaign, which states that; spreader plates should always be used with boom-type mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), when fully supported on their outriggers.   These spreader plates sh ... more

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Don't be fooled by health and safety cheats and proxy testing

26 April 2012 Email this article

The CITB-Construction Skills is urging us to watch out for health and safety fraud, known as proxy testing - where workers are using other people's identification passes with their own photograph.    This issue has come to light after two men were jailed for 18 months, for taking multiple health and safety tests on behalf of other construction workers. They were caught by staff at CITB ... more

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