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    However what many people may not realise, is that competent person can be a recognised and accessible source of advice and information, including online services. This website is fully equipped to act as your competent person. 
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Health & Safety Myths

A supermarket cafe refused to sell a packet of fruit bread on health and safety grounds as the customer didn’t want it toasted.
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A supermarket banned a customer from taking a folding bicycle into store for health and safety reasons.
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Freestyle lane tumble turns have been banned from a council run swimming pool for health and safety reasons.
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A council run library will not permit users to plug laptop cables into electrical sockets because they perceive this practice to be a trip hazard, coupled with the potential risk faulty charger plugs may present.
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A coffee shop informed a customer they could not put their child in one of the available high chairs as it did not have a harness in place.
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A gym reduced its 24/7 opening hours by closing overnight, citing health and safety as the reason for the decision.
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Latest HSE News

AMENDED: The Royal Mail Group Limited has been fined £50,000 after a worker’s foot was run over by a reach truck in a bundling warehouse.
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A window fitting company and the principal contractor at a construction site have been fined for safety failings after a worker fell a total of three metres while installing glazed units.
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A pipe manufacturing company based in Newport has been fined for safety failings after seven reported cases of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) between April 2014 and July 2015.
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A Darlington man has been jailed for carrying out illegal gas work on three occasions.
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A vehicle body manufacturing company in Stoke-on-Trent has been fined after two workers were seriously injured when they were crushed between a moving vehicle and stationary vehicles.
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A Wiltshire bakery has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured with a powered bowl mixer.
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A Cumbrian lead crystal manufacturer has been fined after an employee suffered a serious hand injury while using machinery.
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An assistant farm manager from Norwich lost all his fingers and thumb of his left hand when it became caught in machinery.
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