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Training failures left delivery driver with traumatic brain injury on first day of work

An agency worker who fell off a raised tail lift and suffered a brain injury on his first day in a new job had not been trained to use the equipment safely, a court was told.

Theme park operator fined over worker's severed fingers

The operator of a theme park in Melton Mowbray that was found guilty of two breaches of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) after an employee lost his thumb and fingers in a saw has been fined.

SIG Trading implements gross misconduct policy after worker loses fingers in machine

A steel cladding manufacturer that was fined £600,000 after a worker’s hand was crushed in a metal bending machine has made working inside light curtains an act of gross misconduct.

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Mobile learning: On the small screen

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

Kevin Furniss, APM Terminals

The most senior OSH practitioner at shipping giant Maersk has strong views on the need to talk the language of business and to work themselves out of jobs. 

Tideway: On the tools

We look at how health measurement scoring systems with leading and lagging indicators have been adapted for the Thames Tideway Tunnel project. 

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