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Search results: 52 article(s) found in topic: Safe use of machinery - keyword: Case law

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MACHINERY

Machinery safety device failed to prevent injury

A court has heard how an employee suffered life-changing injuries to his arm when his glove was dragged into the workings of a conveyor belt. His employer had invested in a high-end safety system, so what went wrong? More...

MACHINERY

Accident compounded by first aid errors

A court has heard how an agency worker’s hand injuries were made worse by a lack of trained first aiders on shift at the time. What mistakes were made and what can you do to avoid a similar situation? More...

MAINTENANCE

Cleaning proves deadly

A court has heard how a cleaner was only discovered to be missing when he didn’t show up for his taxi home. A search of the premises then revealed that he had been killed. What happened? More...

MAINTENANCE

Service failures can impact safety

A facilities management company has been prosecuted after standby generators failed during a power cut, resulting in high containment facilities being left without power for several hours. What happened? More...

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...
Last updated: 06.12.2019

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