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Health and safety in the workplace – a brief introduction

January 20, 2013

Under the law of England and Wales employers have obligations to their employees to take reasonable steps to prevent any physical or mental harm coming to them in the workplace. These obligations are both statutory and common law in nature. We’re going to have a brief look at these obligations in this post by examining […]

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Health and safety breach in Gloucestershire leads to severed finger and fine

November 20, 2012

A Gloucestershire paper and the Health and Safety Executive are reporting that a Gloucester-shire based industrial company has been fined £4,000 after a nasty-sounding accident in its Lydney factory. The Albany Engineering Company Ltd, set up in 1900, owns the industrial factory in Lydney, which produces industrial pumps. To produce the pumps the factory uses […]

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