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Restaurant fined £175,000 after oven blew up in chef’s face

The former bosses of an Indian restaurant in the West Midlands have been handed suspended prison sentences and the company fined £175,000 after a chef suffered serious burns from a dangerous tandoor oven.

Two firms fined after metal panel hits worker

A Londonderry farmer and building contractor have each been fined £10,000 after a metal shuttering panel fell on an employee.

Engineering co in court over boring machine accident

An engineering firm in Birmingham has been fined £86,000 after two workers were seriously injured when they were thrown from the chuck of a large vertical boring machine.


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The train drain

We look at the scientific evidence underpinning the HSE’s advice that training alone is unlikely to reduce manual handling risk.

Learning preferences: Style guide

Stephen Flounders says trainers have to be adaptable and use a range of techniques to meet different learners’ needs. 

Mobile learning: On the small screen

Julian Roberts looks at the potential for mobile phones and tablets to deliver OSH training. 


Angela Gray CMIOSH