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University of Northumbria fined after botched experiment nearly kills students

The University of Northumbria at Newcastle has been fined after two students fell seriously ill following a laboratory experiment.....

Added on: 24/02/2017

Worker dies from toxic gas

A medicinal herbal manufacturing company in Lincolnshire has been fined after a worker died from exposure to a toxic gas.....

Added on: 05/08/2016

Safety notice – Use of barrier glands in potentially explosive atmospheres to meet IEC 60079-14:2013 (edition 5)

The current International Standard allows the use of a ‘standard’ Ex certified flameproof gland as opposed to a Ex certified ‘barrier gland’ without the requirement to apply the previous flowc....

Added on: 20/05/2016

Chemical company fined for dangerous gas release

Multi-national chemical producer, Solvay Solutions UK Limited, has been fined after a dangerous gas was released into the atmosphere causing disruption to the M5 and thousands of homes nearby. ....

Added on: 20/05/2016

HSG176 – Storage of flammable liquids in tanks (Second edition)

This guidance applies to above and below ground fixed bulk storage tanks. It applies to premises where flammable liquids are stored in individual tanks or groups of tanks. The guidance has been update....

Added on: 22/01/2016

HSG51 – Storage of flammable liquids in containers (Third edition)

This guidance is for those responsible for the safe storage of flammable liquids in containers at the workplace. The guidance now contains discrete topic areas which outline the potential risks and re....

Added on: 22/01/2016

HSG140 – Safe use and handling of flammable liquids (Second edition)

This guidance explains the fire and explosion hazards associated with flammable liquids and will help you determine how to control the risks in your workplace. This revision incorporates information a....

Added on: 22/01/2016

University fined after bomblet explosion seriously injures worker

Cranfield University has been fined after a worker suffered potentially life-threatening injuries whilst dismantling a bomblet. Swindon Crown were told that, on 4 February 2011, three employees from t....

Added on: 25/12/2015

Company fined for exposing employees to health risks

A company who specialises in paint coatings has been fined for exposing its employees to health risks. Newport Magistrates’ Court heard how in March 2015 Limited Specialist Paint Coatings Limited of....

Added on: 25/12/2015

Testing company fined for failings in the way it carried out industrial radiography work

A company that carries out non-destructive testing has been fined for failings in the way it carried out gamma radiography work at its site in Holmewood, Chesterfield. Chesterfield Magistrates’ Cour....

Added on: 11/12/2015

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