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Hillhead 2018

It was great exhibiting at Hillhead 2018 last week. We thoroughly enjoyed speaking with everyone who approached our stand over the three days. It was our first time attending an event like Hillhead and definitely not the last! Straight away it was evident that the Flex System would be of huge ben [...]

Northern Ireland : Workplace accidents increase by 30 per cent in a year

The number of workplace deaths in Northern Ireland has risen by more than 30 per cent in the past year, it has emerged. Investigators at the Health and Safety Executive (HSENI) confirmed that 16 people were killed doing their job during 2016/17 compared with 12 the previous year. Farming related acc [...]

Safety Alert – Passenger Lifts marked with number CE490 installed by Ellickson Engineering Ltd

The Health and Safety Authority (The Authority) has been made aware of passenger lifts installed by Ellickson Engineering Ltd (no longer trading; currently in receivership since 2011) that are marked with the following “CE490” as the identification for the notified body involved in the conformity as [...]

UK : Scaffolders fined £26k after untrained worker’s fall

A scaffolding company has been up in court after a worker fractured his skull in a fall and lost his sight in one eye. Bristol Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of RJ Scaffolding (Bristol) Ltd had to be put into an induced coma for two weeks after falling more than six metres from the scaffol [...]

OZ : Workplace death leads to manslaughter charge

Police have charged a man after a worker died following an incident on a Springfield Lakes construction site earlier this year. A 24-year-old Yarrabilba man, Neil Edward Norris, was on Tuesday charged with one count of manslaughter following Workplace Health and Safety investigations. Just before 2p [...]

Workplace Accident Statistics – Twenty people killed in farm accidents last year

Health and Safety report shows 45 people died in workplace incidents in 2016 Twenty people were killed in accidents on Irish farms last year, more than double the number of workplace fatalities in any other sector. The number of workplace fatalities in the agricultural sector is up from 18 recorded [...]

Co Tyrone councillor injured in forklift workplace accident

A Castlederg Sinn Féin councillor remains in hospital after suffering serious injuries in a workplace accident involving a forklift and metal cage. Kieran McGuire (40) from Aghyaran was transferred to an Intensive Care Unit at Altnagelvin hospital in Derry after undergoing surgery for a broken ankle [...]

IBM world-record breakthrough lets us hold 330TB in the palm of our hand

As we strive to find ways to store vast amounts of data into smaller and smaller spaces, IBM has just managed to put 330TB into the palm of our hand. In collaboration with Sony Storage Media Solutions, IBM has managed to create a tiny storage cartridge with 330TB of capacity. To do so, it used one o [...]

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Galway firm fined €22,500 after fatal workplace incident

A Galway company has been fined a total of €22,500 after pleading guilty to breaches of health and safety regulations, following the death of an employee in 2015. Forde Dismantlers Limited is based in Corrandulla, Co Galway. The charge against the firm was brought after an investigation by the Healt [...]

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