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What types of health and safety lists do you have at home or work?  REPORT Lee Wiggins Owner 8 items   1 followers   1 votes   389 views Health and Safety Listly by Lee Wiggins Follow List Embed List 1 HSE: Information about health and safety at work May 23, 2012 - hse.gov.uk - 64 HSE's job is to protect...

Consultation opens on RIDDOR change

The Health and Safety Executive today opened a three-month consultation on proposed changes to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995. Changes to RIDDOR were recommended in the Young report on health and safety published last year, which contained a proposal...

Myth: There’s nothing you can do about slips and trips and they don’t really hurt anyone anyway

The reality Most slips and trips are preventable and many happen when spills aren’t cleared up or clutter tidied away. Last year, there were four fatalities and more than 10 000 employees were seriously injured when they had a slip or trip at work. This results in broken bones and time off work,...

Beware of illegal gas fitters warns HSE

A bogus gas fitter from Manchester was today (10 February) prosecuted after being caught illegally carrying work out at a property in Grimsby. James O’Neill of Grangethorpe Drive, Burnage, pleaded guilty to two breaches of Regulation 3(3) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 at...

Myth: It’s ok to get a general handyman to work on gas appliances

The reality Gas and cowboys don’t mix! Anyone who is employed to work on gas appliances must be listed on the Gas Safe Register. If the person you’re using isn’t registered then they might not be safe and they are also breaking the law. Incorrectly fitted or badly repaired gas appliances...

HSE warn of dangers of using fork lift trucks after man is crushed to death

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned of the danger of using forklift trucks after a man died when a container of dye crushed him when he was assisting with an unloading operation. The warning follows the prosecution of Townley Dyestuffs Ltd of High Street, Tarporley, Cheshire following the...

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