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WORK EQUIPMENT

Employer fined after believing CV claims

A golf club whose employee was killed in a tree felling accident has been prosecuted despite the fact that the man had told them he was trained to use a chainsaw. What does this tell you about employers’ duties? More...

SAFE USE OF MACHINERY

“Smiler” case going to court

Following an accident on a rollercoaster, the HSE has confirmed that Alton Towers’ management company is to be prosecuted. What can be learned from this? More...

WORK EQUIPMENT

Not even the Force can save you

An HSE press release has identified that its reach stretches to safety on the set of a spaceship in a galaxy far, far away. What’s to know? More...

SAFE USE OF MACHINERY

Fatal machinery blockages

If you use machinery you must have safety procedures for the full range of tasks which staff undertake. How has this point been underlined in the case against waste firm Gwynn Davies-McTiffin Ltd and what should you do differently? More...

LIFTING OPERATIONS

Crane manufacturer in the dock over lifting errors

A case heard in June 2015 concerned the injury to an employee struck by a falling beam during a lifting operation. What actions should have been taken to prevent the accident? More...

SAFE USE OF MACHINERY

Cutting disk error was fatal

A case heard in May 2015 illustrates the need for employees to have a thorough understanding of abrasive wheel safety before using angle grinders and similar equipment. What happened? More...

SAFE USE OF MACHINERY

Ride-on machine ran out of control

Ride-on cleaning machines operate at a low speed yet, as shown by a case heard in February 2015, they can still present a risk to both driver and pedestrians. What happened and how could the accident have been prevented? More...

FORK LIFT TRUCKS

Fork lift overturned on litter strewn surface

A glass recycling company has been heavily fined after a temporary worker was killed in a fork lift truck accident. Why was the machine unsuitable for the work undertaken and what other criticisms were made in court? More...

SAFE USE OF MACHINERY

Beware of misusing X-ray equipment

As you would expect there are very tight rules surrounding the use of radiation in the workplace and the authorities take a dim view of anyone who ignores them. What happened when a vet X-rayed her own foot? More...

SAFE USE OF MACHINERY

HSE inspector prosecutes hospital for his burns

An NHS Trust has been prosecuted for an accident in which a patient was burned. Although the circumstances of the accident were specific to a healthcare setting, there are wider lessons to be learned. What are they? More...
Last updated: 14.12.2018

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