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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

Tata Steel has been fined after two workers suffered injuries to their hands in two separate incidents involving machinery.
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Foodles Production (UK) Ltd has today pleaded guilty to failing to protect actors and workers following an incident in which actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured during the filming of Star Wars: The Forces Awakens.
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An Essex school has been fined after poorly-planned and managed refurbishment and maintenance activities exposed school staff and others to asbestos.
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An exhibitions and displays company has been fined for safety breaches after a labourer was crushed by a road roller.
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A manufacturing company based in South Shields has been fined for health and safety failures.
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A construction company in Gateshead has been fined after a worker suffered injury when he fell down a service riser shaft.
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A company that specialises in the application of protective coating systems has been sentenced after a worker became caught on pipe being sprayed with molten metal and lost his life.
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Penny Mordaunt MP has been appointed as Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work with responsibility for oversight of HSE.
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