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MACHINERY GUARDING

One machine caused two identical accidents

A tyre manufacturer has been fined after two workers suffered accidents in a two-year period when using the same poorly guarded machine in almost identical circumstances. What happened? More...

SAFE USE OF MACHINERY

Is your machine guarding below par?

You’ve purchased a new machine for your workshop but there are gaps where you can get your hand in to touch the blade. Is it the manufacturer’s responsibility if there was an accident or would you share the blame? More...

SAFE USE OF MACHINERY

New guidance for the printing industry

CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER

Corporate manslaughter in focus

In February 2015 two businesses were convicted under corporate manslaughter legislation. Is this a sign of things to come? More...

GUARDING

Unguarded error for the Environment Agency

Like many employers, it seems that the Environment Agency (EA) finds it hard to keep an eye on all its employees. How did supervision difficulties land the regulator in court? More...

SAFE USE OF MACHINERY

Work at height on an excavator

You’ve heard that it’s now a statutory requirement to have edge protection around the top of an excavator engine/counterweight. Is this really the case and, if so, what’s the best way of complying with your legal duties? More...

SAFE USE OF MACHINERY

Pillar drill precautions

Accidents involving pillar drills occur on a frequent basis. So if you have this type of equipment, what do you need to do to avoid accidents and keep out of trouble? More...

COMPETENCE

Two accidents due to missing guarding

A manufacturing company and the safety consultant that it had employed to provide it with competent advice have both been prosecuted following two serious accidents. What happened and what can be learned from this case? More...

SAFE USE OF MACHINERY

Lawnmower maintenance

The failure to ensure that a lawnmower was properly maintained led to a gardener almost losing a thumb and severely damaging his fingers. Why did this happen and how can similar accidents be avoided? More...

SAFE USE OF MACHINERY

Is your site saw properly guarded?

Portable table saws are an essential piece of equipment on construction sites. But as a recent case underlines, they’re also a common accident source. What risk control measures should be applied? More...
Last updated: 12.12.2018

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