Archive for November, 2017

Public Interest disclosure (Prescribed Persons) (Amendment) Order SI 2017/880

This Order came into force on 1 October 2017 and applies to England, Scotland and Wales.
It amends the full text of the Schedule to the Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) Order SI 2014/2418 to omit some persons, add certain ones not previously included and amend the matters for which others are…

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Public Interest disclosure (Prescribed Persons) (Amendment) Order SI 2017/880

This Order came into force on 1 October 2017 and applies to England, Scotland and Wales.
It amends the full text of the Schedule to the Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) Order SI 2014/2418 to omit some persons, add certain ones not previously included and amend the matters for which others are…

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Directors sentenced and company fined for industrial shredder fatality

A recycling company, Mid-UK Recycling Ltd from Sleaford has been fined £880,000 and two company directors have been given suspended prison sentences after a “horrific” accident involving an industrial waste shredder, which resulted in death of an agency worker at the company's site in Barkston Heath.

On 19 July 2013, Karlis Pavasars was cleaning an area around an industrial waste shredder. When working near the conveyor belt that was feeding into the shredder, the machine started up, drawing the worker up along the line through a trommel and into the waste shredder.

After an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) it has been found that the fixed gate that was aiming to prevent contact with the conveyor belt was removed weeks before the accident took place, something which the company's management were aware of. 

The investigation also uncovered a number of other failings that made work around the recycling line unsafe, including lack of appropriate design and safety provisions for employees working on and around the machine, including separation of wheeled vehicles and pedestrians, failure to install and maintain appropriate guarding to prevent access to the machine, while it was in operation, as well as failure to appropriately train and supervise agency workers.

Mid-UK Recycling Ltd pleaded guilty to breaching sections of Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSW Act) on the duties of employers to their employees and persons other than their employees, and has been fined £880,000 and ordered to pay costs of £100,000.

Managing Director, Christopher Mountain and the former Operations Director, Alan Munson, pleaded guilty for breaching the HSW Act on the offences by the body corporate, and were both sentenced to a 20 week imprisonment suspended for two years. Christopher Mountain was also fined £50,000.

After the hearing, HSE inspector Dr Richenda Dixon said “This horrific fatality could so easily have been avoided by simply installing and maintaining physical guards around the conveyors and ensuring that safe working practices were in place. Employers should make sure they properly assess, apply and maintain effective control measures to minimise the risk from dangerous parts of the machinery”.

For more information see:

  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) SI 1998/2306.
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L121 – Draft Work with ionising radiation

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L121 – Work with ionising radiation

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Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Commencement No. 6) Regulations SI 2017/1052

These Regulations apply to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and brings the following sections of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 into force on 3 November 2017:

parts of section 14, on ''banning order'' and ''banning order offence'';
parts of section 23, on financial penalty for breach of banning order;
section 26,…

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Public Health (Wales) Act 2017 anaw 2

This Act received Royal assent on 3 July 2017 and applies to Wales only.
This Act is very detailed and is divided into nine Parts. It includes provisions that aim to address contemporary challenges to health and well-being in Wales.
Only Part 3, Chapter 1 of this Act, on smoking of tobacco…

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Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Commencement No. 6) Regulations SI 2017/1052

These Regulations apply to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and brings the following sections of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 into force on 3 November 2017:

parts of section 14, on ''banning order'' and ''banning order offence'';
parts of section 23, on financial penalty for breach of banning order;
section 26,…

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Public Health (Wales) Act 2017 anaw 2

This Act received Royal assent on 3 July 2017 and applies to Wales only.
This Act is very detailed and is divided into nine Parts. It includes provisions that aim to address contemporary challenges to health and well-being in Wales.
Only Part 3, Chapter 1 of this Act, on smoking of tobacco…

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Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) (Amendment) Regulations SI 2017/874

These Regulations came into force on 5 October 2017 and apply to England, Scotland and Wales.
They amend the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Regulations SI 1995/2869 due to Regulation (EC) 1071/2009 establishing common rules concerning the conditions to be complied with to pursue the occupation of road transport operator coming into…

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