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142 Fatalities Is 142 Too Many


142 Fatalities Is 142 Too Many. Some large numbers and big costs which should encourage even the biggest Sceptics to take health and safety seriously. Every year the HSE publish statistic regarding the state of health and safety in the UK. Key figures for Great Britain (2014/15) • 1.2 million working people suffering from a …

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Bed Bugs increasing

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Attracted by your body heat and carbon dioxide, they crawl out at night to bite your exposed skin and feed on your blood, just as mosquitoes do. Not everyone develops a skin reaction to bedbug bites, but some people develop itchy red bumps. These appear around 15 to 30 minutes after being bitten and can …

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Cornish Pasty producer shut down by Environmental Health

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A SALTASH pasty maker has been shut down by a court after major breaches of food hygiene standards. Cornwall Council has taken action against the Bakers Hatt, after owner Kim Gasson failed to act on improvement notices issued last year. Ms Gasson pleaded guilty at Bodmin Magistrates court to offences under the Food Safety and …

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Suspended prison sentences for Torbay brothers’ poor gas work

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An unregistered gas fitter and his brother illegally installed a gas boiler and left it in a dangerous condition. Both brothers pleaded guilty to breaches of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. And were sentenced to 10 weeks imprisonment, suspended for 2 years and also ordered to undertake 150 hours unpaid community work …

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Make it safe campaign. ROSPA Window blinds safety

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The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, have been campaigning since 2004 to improve the safety of window blinds following a number of tragic accidents involving young children who have becoming entangled in Blind Cords. This issue affects the general public and Businesses alike. In 2014 a new European standard was published which strengthen …

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Too Hot To Handle!

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A recent report published by TiFSip has highlighted a common problem in many food businesses, that of hand basins with two taps and the hot water to hot to comfortably wash hands in. Given that hot water will usually need to be over 50C as part of legionella controls, the report sensibly concludes that hand …

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