Plants at Whitehawk block of flats ‘a risk to health and safety’ (From The Argus) √√√√ late friday funny √√√√

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Pot plants have been branded a health and safety and fire hazard by Brighton and Hove City Council. Tenants in Findon Road, Whitehawk, have been told the flowers and shrubs have to be removed within 14 days – after tenant … Continue reading

Moray Council, fined after a worker was seriously injured when he fell through a garage roof light at a council depot.

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A local authority has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he fell through a garage roof light at a council depot. Douglas McGregor, a 52-year old Council employee, was working on the removal and replacement of the … Continue reading

Council bans floral hanging basket over HEALTH and SAFETY fears #arrrgh *angry face*

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Killjoy council chiefs have removed dozens of floral hanging baskets from a historic bridge – because of HEALTH and SAFETY fears. The metal baskets and ornamental troughs have adorned the bridge which spans the River Severn in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, for … Continue reading

“There is no known ‘safe limit’” – Greater Glasgow health board fined £6,000 after potentially exposing workers to asbestos

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A Scottish health board has been fined for safety failings that led to several workers and contractors being potentially exposed to deadly asbestos fibres. Glasgow Sheriff Court heard today (20 June) that Greater Glasgow Health Board, known as Greater Glasgow … Continue reading

Award-winning Norwich gardener told her pot plants are a health and safety hazard – Eastern Daily Press

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Kerry Annison has grown plants on the balcony which leads up to her former council flat in Norwich for more than 20 years. But a visit from a Norwich City Council officer this week left her distraught, after she was … Continue reading

Council wasted £46,000 on ‘clear corridors’ | This is Bristol

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ALMOST £50,000 was poured into the council’s now defunct clear corridors scheme. Bristol City Council announced a U-turn on the health and safety policy which banned flower pots, hanging baskets and mobility scooters from outside council properties. via Council wasted … Continue reading

SEH Commercial Ltd and NMH Property Services Ltd in court for employee fall #solarpanel

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Two companies have been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered life-changing injuries when he plunged ten metres through a perspex rooflight onto a concrete floor at a Hertfordshire farm. Constantin-Iulian Pascu, then 25, was working for NMH Property … Continue reading

New England candy manufacturer cited by OSHA for 19 serious health and safety violations after ammonia release

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ANDOVER, Mass. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited New England Confectionery Company Inc., also known as Necco, for 19 alleged serious violations of workplace health and safety standards at its Revere production plant. … Continue reading