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Boss of factory where Daniel Timbers and Barry Joy died had no health and safety training

29-year-old Daniel Timbers (left) and 56-year-old Barry Joy (right). Picture: Norfolk Police A company boss had no health and safety qualification at the time when two of his workers died in an explosion - despite being advised…
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The HSE People job board is COMING SOON!

We are very excited to announce that work has now begun on the HSE People job board If you are a job seeker and would like to be registered on our mailing list for more information please click here If you are a recruiter and would like…
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Father of Daniel Timbers raised concerns over “fire risk” in months before factory explosion which killed his son

29-year-old Daniel Timbers (left) and 56-year-old Barry Joy (right). Picture: Norfolk Police Paint sprayers had repeatedly raised health and safety concerns at a Norwich factory in the months before two men died in an explosion,…

Woman on Rome metro dragged along platform by train

CCTV footage showed the woman being pulled along the platform Footage of a woman being dragged along a platform by a train, after her bag got trapped in the door, has raised safety questions about Rome's metro. Natalya Garkovich, 43, was…
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NHS ranked 'number one' health system

Image copyright: JOHNNYGREIG The NHS has been ranked the number one health system in a comparison of 11 countries. The UK health service was praised for its safety, affordability and efficiency, but fared less well on outcomes such as preventing…
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Heart attack and stroke patients could have to wait up to 40 MINUTES for an ambulance under controversial overhaul of response times amid growing shortage of paramedics

Current targets across England are being scrapped in favour of a new system The overhaul will allow patients to get life-saving treatment quicker than ever It comes amid a record number of 999 calls, and severe shortage of paramedics Heart…
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Beards banned by building firm behind Plymouth tower blocks

Mears have banned beards for health and safety reasons Business bosses have been warned to take a "common sense approach" to health and safety after a building firm banned beards. Firms need to…
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Firm fined £120k for ignoring HAVS

 An engineering firm has been fined £120,000 after telling a welder to keep working despite complaining of sore hands from vibrating tools Newfield Fabrications Co Ltd was prosecuted for failing to manage the risk of employees using…
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Inquest into death of man in lift shaft fall

  THE inquest into the death of a man who died after falling down a lift shaft will take place later this month. James Robert Merritt, aged 39, from Warwick, was working at the headquarters of telecoms company Telent on Haywood…
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Agricultural firm fined £75k after driver killed by falling piece of farm machinery

The sentencing at Grimsby Crown Court took place after an almost four year joint investigation by Humberside Police and the Health and Safety Executive Lincolnshire James Thompson, inset, and the Volvo he was driving when he was involved…

Look out for fake inspectors, residents warned

Businesses are urged to be on their guard against fake inspectors of inflatable play equipment. Argyll and Bute Council’s Environmental Health team has issued an alert to ensure owners and operators of equipment, such as…