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2 Fines for same offence have 10 fold difference – WHY??

In the middle of March 2015, a young man working at a fast food restaurant suffered serious scalds after spilling boiling oil on his feet. He had been tasked with emptying oil from 3 deep fat fryers. This involved draining the fryers into a metal bucket and carrying the bucket up a set of metal…
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Phostoxin & Respirators

The User Guide from the manufacturer of Phostoxin has always said that a full face Respirator with suitable gas cartridge MUST be worn. The Hazard Data Sheet says that if exposure cannot be prevented through engineering controls, then Personal Protective Equipment including respirator must be worn The HSE guidance note on “Gassing of Rabbits and…
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Using Telehandler in Fencing Operations

There have been 4 fatal accidents since 2007 where people have been killed after being struck by a telehandler bucket that was being used to drive in fence posts. The use of equipment for a task it has not been designed for appears fairly widespread in agriculture and is one of the reasons why the…
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Worker Crushed by Log Splitter

A 73 year old part time worker was very nearly killed when he inadvertently activated the ram of the log splitter he was sitting on when his overalls caught the control lever. The ram crushed him into the splitter of the machine (pictured) resulting in massive internal injuries including crushed pelvis and torn perineum. The…
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