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Three companies fined after worker falls from roof
January 24, 2012 - By the Health and Safety Executive

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has found that written risk assessments were not carried out before an electrician fell through a roof light, fracturing his back and dislocating his shoulder.

The electrician, Christopher Carson, worked for Robert A.S. Crockett and Partners Ltd who were "contracted by Electroguard Security Systems to fit a lighting system as part of a larger project at Dundee Cold Stores Ltd".

All three companies pleaded guilty to breaching either section 2 or 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and were fined a total of £336,000.
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Tata Steel fined £13,300 after staff 'crushed' by door
December 23, 2011 - By BBC News

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has found after an investigation that a proper risk assessment was not carried out by global steel firm Tata Steel after 2 of their employees suffered "major injuries" when a warehouse door fell on them.

The company breached 'Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974' and were 'fined £13,300 at Workington Magistrates' Court'.

Both workers suffered major injuries and the HSE investigating inspector concluded that one could have been killed by the incident.
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London 2012: Troops ‘may be used to bolster security’
November 04, 2011 - By BBC News

Private firm G4S has been assigned by the Olympics organisers Locog, to supply 10,000 guards as security for the games.

However, a risk assessment by the Government, cited by the Financial Times has said that 20,000 guards are needed.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been consulted for their help in providing added security for the games.
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Suffolk chicken firm fined over injured workers
October 26, 2011 - By BBC News

The 2 Sisters Food Group in Suffolk, who supply chickens have been fined £230,000 after a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation.

Two employees had arms and hands crushed in machinery within a month of each other.

The HSE investigation found that the injuries could have been avoided if proper training and a risk assessment had been carried out and it was found that the company had breached the Health and Safety Act.
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Roof fall lead to fine for Nottingham firm
August 03, 2011 - By the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

A 23-year-old man has fallen through a fragile roof at an industrial building in Derbyshire.

An investigation by the HSE has found that the company who subcontracted the man to work on the building had not thoroughly checked the site or provided adequate enough supervision.

The company has been fined over £10,000 for breaching Health and Safety Regulations.
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Kimbolton school fined over pool attendant’s loft fall
July 26, 2011 - By BBC News

A school in Cambridgeshire has been fined over £6,000 for not carrying out a full risk assessment, which resulted in a staff member being injured.

The swimming pool attendant and their manager had gone into the loft to retrieve some paperwork, when the attendant lost their footing and fell into the changing rooms below.

The HSE investigated this case where the attendant broke her wrist in the fall.
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Care home fire safety ‘horrifying’ in London
July 19, 2011 - By Ed Davey, BBC News

A BBC investigation has found that many care homes are breaching fire safety regulations and are not meeting the basic fire safety standards.

The London Fire Brigade has issued 29 care homes with a "legal Enforcement Order" to force them to make changes.

Some of the breaches to fire safety regulations included "no fire escape plans, no training for staff and no marked fire exits", all of which can potentially be lethal.
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Five steps to risk assessment - HSE
By the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

The HSE provides a leaflet for employers to explain how to carry out a risk assessment so as to comply with the law and to protect your workers.

The law states you need to protect people as 'reasonably practicable', which this HSE leaflet tries to help you achieve.

A risk assessment aims to look at what could be potentially harmful to your workforce.
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Take steps to control workplace risks
By Business Link

Business Link is a UK government website aimed at providing advice for businesses.

Areas to think about when carrying out a risk assesment are provided such as replacing or changing any systems involved in your workplace.
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Risk Assessment
By Wikipedia

Wikipedia entry, giving an explanation as to what risk assessment means.
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